Subject: Re: libgal.so.4
From: Dan Stromberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 12 2001 - 16:31:05 CST
On Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 02:25:34PM -0800, Kevin Vajk wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Mar 2001, Torstein Finnbakk wrote:
> > Having installed last version of Abiword, using linux RedHat 7.0, i get
> > this message that I lack the "libgal.so.4". Where do I get this lib?
> You'd have to upgrade GNOME.
> I recommend against this, because I think it's a big headache.
I have a redhat 6.2 machine next to me, with gnome 1.4 beta 1 on it.
It was easy to put the new gnome on it using the red-carpet program
and a highspeed internet connection. However, I didn't have a ton of
already-compiled gnome apps waiting to fall apart when I upgraded the
libraries out from underneath them - perhaps this would have made a
difference, I don't know.
It's in a way kind of a shame that so many gnome apps are in a
near-permanent state of "must run a bleeding edge release of gnome to
use this app". EG, I upgraded to redhat 7 hoping I'd then have a
recent enough gnome to run galeon, and to my surprise I discovered
that even this wasn't recent enough. Amazing. I bought the CD about
a week after the release, and it was already "too old".
-- Dan Stromberg UCI/NACS/DCS
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