From: frank goossens (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 21 2002 - 05:04:31 EDT
libtermcap.so.2 (dynamically linked to libc.so.6) is located in /lib
on my (rh60/ rh70) machines. it was installed with the rpm-package
libtermcap-2.0.8-13 (2.0.8-25 on the rh70), libncurses is installed as
well (ncurses-4.2-18, 5.1-2 on the rh70). libtermcap.so.2 is a soft link
to libtermcap.so.2.0.8. there are soft links to the same files in /usr/lib.
this sums up to:
/lib/libtermcap.so.2.0.8 -> the actual file
/lib/libtermcap.so.2 -> soft link
/usr/lib/libtermcap.a -> soft link
/usr/lib/libtermcap.so -> soft link
if you downloaded the rpm, just install it and then try to install
abicommand again. should work.
if you've got the libtermcap.so.2.x.x itself, it's a little more
complicated. copy the file to eg. /lib, create the links in /lib and
/usr/lib and run ldconfig again (to create the shared libraries cache).
when installing the rpm, it will still complain in this case, as the so
was not installed using rpm, so you'll have to force the installation..
when you do all of this, it just might work.. no guarantees or warranty
On Tue, 21 May 2002, F J Franklin wrote:
> > I want to install AbiCommand; rpm returns a dependency on libtermcap.so.2.
> > I've downloaded this file but don't know where to put it. I've looked on
> > AbiSource and SourceForge and not found anything. Can someone help?
> The basic problem here is that there are two system libraries that do
> essentially the same thing. One is called libtermcap, the other is called
> libcurses. Most systems have only one of these (indeed, why have both
> when they do the same thing?) and chances are that the RPM you are
> installing was built on a system with libtermcap whereas your system has
> I can think of no easy solution to your problem. You can try putting
> libtermcap.so.2 in /usr/lib, but only the gods know whether it will
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