Manully installing a shared library

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Old 08-19-2011
It means anything can load the library. It doesn't mean RPM understands and acknowledges its existence. RPM didn't install that file, therefore RPM is not aware of it.
# 9  
Old 08-20-2011
Thanks for the answers. You see, I don't use RPMs that much. I know that there is a local RPM database that keeps track of installed RPMs which I believe that's not what you are referring to. So I'm wondering how RPMs get to know what shared libraries exist in the system.
# 10  
Old 08-21-2011
Originally Posted by gheibia
So I'm wondering how RPMs get to know what shared libraries exist in the system.
By installing them in the first place. That's how RPM's supposed to resolve dependencies.
I know that there is a local RPM database that keeps track of installed RPMs which I believe that's not what you are referring to.
Sorry, it is.
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