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Old 1st February 2005, 10:05 PM
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Post How do I install updated binutils?

Hi,

This is my first post and I'm new to all this, so please bear with me. I have installed Fedora Core 2 and am trying to install Oracle 10g Database to practice my SQL and DBA skills. I have encountered an error when istalling the Oracle which says I have to update the binutils to at least 2.12.90.0.7-1.

I have found the rpm and burnt to CD but when I try to install using:

rpm -Uvh binutils-2.15.90.0.3-5.src.rpm

I get the error message:

error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

Please can you advise how I should install the rpm

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 1st February 2005, 10:07 PM
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You have the wrong rpm. This is a source rpm. You can see it on the src in the name. You need one wihtout the src.
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Old 1st February 2005, 10:25 PM
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Thanks ilja. That makes sense now. I'll watch out for that. I'd been advised to avoid compiling source packages until I'm familiar with the whole linux thing, but I hadn't twigged that's what the src was. I'll find a binary rpm instead. I've found http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/binutils/ would that be a good site or would you advise anything else instead?
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Old 1st February 2005, 10:33 PM
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Jimothy:

The FC2 binutils is: binutils-2.15.90.0.3-5.i386.rpm, so you should already be good to go. To verify issue the command:

rpm -q binutils

If you somehow back-leveled the package, you can get it from the Fedora download site.

If you confirm that you already have the newer package, you may need to talk to the Oracle folks about why their installer is complaining.
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Old 1st February 2005, 10:36 PM
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There is something strange, I think. Could you make a
Code:
rpm -qa |grep  binutils
in the terminal, to find out wich version is installed, because it seems that fc2 is allready shipped with a newer version. http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...0.3-5.i386.rpm is the official mirror and it is 2.15.90.
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Old 1st February 2005, 10:39 PM
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Thanks macemonta. When I issue that command I am told that

package binutils is not installed

I'll try the link to the Fedora download site and get the rpm from there. Thanks again.
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Old 1st February 2005, 10:42 PM
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Just do :
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rpm -Uhv http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/2/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/binutils-2.15.90.0.3-5.i386.rpm
Or you could start to use yum for this purposes.
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Old 1st February 2005, 11:25 PM
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I found a reference to freshrpms.net and have followed the apt/synaptic route to automatically update all the outdated packages I seemed to have.

I just tried your suggestion of

rpm -qa |grep binutils

and have been told I now have

binutils-2.15.90.0.3-5

Thanks for your advice. I'm going to resume installing my Oracle now.

Until next time......
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