Installing openmotif on Fedora 9 problems

Posted on 2008-10-21
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I'm having a problem getting an application to run in Fedora 9. The application is Molmol and requires openmotif (libXm.so.3) to be installed. It's my understanding that as of Core 6 Fedora removed this. I've tried yum install openmotif, but nothing is found. Is there some other way to install openmotif or I'm I out of luck?
Question by:futureman0
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Thanks for the help! I installed the above RPM without a problem, but a new issue has come up.

The RPM above installs libXm.so.4, not libXm.so.3 which I assume because it's a newer version of the file. The program is still giving the error it requires libXM.so.3 even though libXm.so.4 exists. I can't be as easy a renaming the .4 to .3 would it?
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owensleftfoot earned 2000 total points
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Best thing to do would be to link it

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I wouldnt install rpm's from various sources, it just gives you problems in Future with various strange depencies as you can see.

## remove the package you installed
rpm -e openmotif

## Install by this instruction
## OpenMotif's license isn't OSI-approved so Fedora has switched back to Lesstif

yum install lesstif

# and install lesstif-devel if youre compling some code against it

yum install lesstif-devel

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Perhaps not ideal, but Owensleftfoot answer will work for my purposes. Thanks!

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