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I have changed my video card for an ATI ALL IN WONDER 128 PRO. It seems it doesn't work with my old redhat 6.0 distribution. So I dicided to download the latest 4.3.0 server from the xfree86 web site but improved a lot of problems to install it. Like the docs suggested it, I first ran the sh xinstall.sh -check command ans got the following answer; ************************************************** *************** result of the following command line; sh xinstall.sh -check Checking which OS you're running... uname reports 'Linux' version '2.2.5-15', architecture 'i686'. Object format is 'ELF'. libc version is '6.1.1' (6.1). Binary distribution ...

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    Default xfree86 upgrade problem- can't detect the bindist version

    I have changed my video card for an ATI ALL IN WONDER 128 PRO. It seems it
    doesn't work with my old redhat 6.0 distribution. So I dicided to download
    the latest 4.3.0 server from the xfree86 web site but improved a lot of
    problems to install it. Like the docs suggested it, I first ran the sh
    xinstall.sh -check command ans got the following answer;

    ************************************************** ***************
    result of the following command line;
    sh xinstall.sh -check

    Checking which OS you're running...
    uname reports 'Linux' version '2.2.5-15', architecture 'i686'.
    Object format is 'ELF'. libc version is '6.1.1' (6.1).

    Binary distribution name is 'Linux-ix86-glibc21'

    If you don't find a binary distribution with this name, then
    binaries for your platform are not available from XFree86.org.
    ************************************************** ***************

    As suggested, I took the files from the "Linux-ix86-glibc21" directory of
    the xfree86 ftp site. I don't think it's because of any account right
    because I always boot on my root account. If I do the ls -l command, I get
    the following answer;

    ************************************************** ***************
    result of the follwing command line in directory /root/xfree86;
    ls -l

    -rwxr-xr-x 2 root root 559568 Dec 28 08:40 extract
    -rwxr-xr-x 2 root root 559568 Dec 28 08:40 gnu-tar
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18929 Dec 15 19:31 install.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 251 Dec 28 11:15 report.txt
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5746877 Dec 26 23:48 xbin.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1607184 Dec 26 23:48 xdoc.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 452092 Dec 26 23:48 xetc.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12235318 Dec 26 23:51 xf100.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 373885 Dec 26 23:49 xfcyr.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 336589 Dec 26 23:49 xfenc.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16614732 Dec 26 23:53 xfnts.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2317666 Dec 26 23:52 xfscl.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 56993 Dec 26 23:52 xfsrv.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1302370 Dec 26 23:53 xhtml.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 37283 Dec 26 23:53 xinstall.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 106705 Dec 26 23:54 xjdoc.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 879946 Dec 26 23:54 xlib.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 891630 Dec 26 23:54 xman.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8435725 Dec 26 23:56 xmod.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1382328 Dec 26 23:55 xnest.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3889272 Dec 26 23:57 xprog.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 996235 Dec 26 23:56 xprt.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5978678 Dec 26 23:58 xps.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 533 Dec 26 23:57 xvar.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1507393 Dec 26 23:58 xvfb.tgz
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 802288 Dec 26 23:58 xxserv.tgz
    ************************************************** ***************

    Finally, the result from all my trials is always the same (whatever I take
    the extract or extract.txt or extract.exe file downloaded from the ftp
    xfree86 site);

    ************************************************** ***************
    result of the following command line;
    sh xinstall.sh


    Welcome to the XFree86 4.3.0 installer

    You are strongly advised to backup your existing XFree86 installation
    before proceeding. This includes the /usr/X11R6, /etc/X11
    and /etc/fonts directories. The installation process will
    overwrite existing files in those directories, and this may include
    some configuration files that may have been customised.

    If you are installing a version different from 4.3.0, you
    may need an updated version of this installer script.

    Do you wish to continue? (y/n) [n]
    Checking which OS you're running...
    uname reports 'Linux' version '2.2.5-15', architecture 'i686'.
    Object format is 'ELF'. libc version is '6.1.1' (6.1).

    Warning: can't detect the bindist version
    Checking for required files ...

    The files:

    Xbin.tgz Xlib.tgz Xman.tgz Xdoc.tgz Xfnts.tgz Xfenc.tgz Xetc.tgz Xvar.tgz
    Xxserv.tgz Xmod.tgz

    must be present in the current directory to proceed with the
    installation. You should be able to find it at the same place
    you picked up the rest of the XFree86 binary distribution.
    Please re-run 'sh xinstall.sh' to proceed with the installation when
    you have them.
    ************************************************** ***********************

    Anybody can help ????

    I am considering to find another free distribution but would like to fix
    this problem. I'd like to maintain my computer instead of starting from
    scratch everytime I need to upgrade...


    René Guest

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    Default Re: xfree86 upgrade problem- can't detect the bindist version

    On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 15:29:03 GMT, René Auger
    <cgocable.ca> wrote: 
    It looks like install.sh is looking for files beginning with a capital
    X, and your files are all lowercase. Try renaming them.

    --
    When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that
    you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
    -- Otto Von Bismarck
    Bill Guest

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    Default Re: xfree86 upgrade problem- can't detect the bindist version



    I taught if it was a question of lowercase or uppercase typing that I
    would have a message error saying something like "there is no
    xinstall.sh file existing". But I agree it would have been interesting
    to try.

    I finally downloaded the redhet 9.0 iso images from a very nice site
    www.linuxiso.org and installed it.

    Seems to work great. I'm answering you from the mozilla news and mail
    client.

    The installation have been a lot easier than the last redhat 6.0 I had.

    Tanks for your help...



    Bill Mar wrote: 
    >
    > It looks like install.sh is looking for files beginning with a capital
    > X, and your files are all lowercase. Try renaming them.
    >[/ref]

    Auger Guest

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