Manully installing a shared library

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Old 08-19-2011
Manully installing a shared library

I'm working with a 64 bit RedHat based Linux (Oracle EL 6.1).

[root@dbserver ~]# uname -r

I have extracted a 32 bit shared library from within a RPM (rpm2cpio xx.rpm | cpio -idmv) and copied it to /lib. Then ran the ldconfig to update the cache. I can see the symbolic link is created in /lib as well.

[root@testserver ~]# ldconfig -p | grep -i /lib/libexpat (libc6) => /lib/

[root@testserver ~]#
cd /lib
[root@testserver lib]#
ls -l libexpat*
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 17 Aug 19 12:53 ->
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 160168 Aug 19 12:08

However, when I want to install other 32-bit RPMs that depend on, it's reported as missing: is needed by XXX.rpm

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-19-2011
What is the exact command you are using to install the other 32-bit RPMs?
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Old 08-19-2011
rpm -ivh XXX.rpm
# 4  
Old 08-19-2011
maybe it wants the .so file under /usr/lib and not /lib. Try that, create a soft link under /usr/lib
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Old 08-19-2011
I have. But no joy.

[root@testserver lib]# ls -l /usr/lib/libexpat*
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 27 Aug 19 13:16 /usr/lib/ -> ../../lib/
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Old 08-19-2011
Originally Posted by gheibia
However, when I want to install other 32-bit RPMs that depend on, it's reported as missing: is needed by XXX.rpm
Just copying the right file into the right place doesn't mean RPM knows about it.

RPM is supposed to track not just the existence of a file but its versions and so forth, so it keeps its own records of what's around. You might have to force it to install without dependencies, but that could have bad consequences later.
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Old 08-19-2011
Doesn't ldconfig share the library system-wide?
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