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I tried installing VNC on Red Hat Linux and got the following error message

Posted on 2006-11-28
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Red Hat (8.??)

I downloaded VNC for Linux from the realvnc.com site, copied the rpm file to a directory called TEMP on a Red Hat Linux server.

Logged in as root.

I then ran the following:

[root@pcname TEMP]#rpm -vnc_executable.rpm -i

I got an error message that stated that I am missing some lib files, or something of that nature, with a list of about 8 files.

What do I have to do to install Real VNC Server  on a Red Hat O/S?  I am a Linux newbie, so please bear with .
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Question by:cliffordgormley
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As Redhat 8 is ancient and unsupported, you will probably have a lot of hassles with RPM's due to various dependancies.

Your best bet is to download "VNC Free Edition Source Code for Unix" from realvnc.com and compile it.
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by:cliffordgormley
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How do I compile it?  From a newbie...
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by:Tintin
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There should be a README file with the source.  I haven't downloaded it myself, but the most common way of compiling/installing software is:

tar zxvf yourtarbundle.tar.gz
cd product
./configure
make
make install
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wesly_chen earned 350 total points
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why down you use the VNC come with Redhat?

As root,
# rpm -ivh http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/8.0/updates/i386/vnc-server-3.3.3r2-39.2.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/8.0/updates/i386/vnc-3.3.3r2-39.2.i386.rpm

Make sure you have Redhat 8
cat /etc/redhat-release
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Ahh.  I forgot about the fedoralegacy.org site.  Certainly handy for the really old versions of Redhat.
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