[vtkusers] Re:a 'new' RedHAt 7.0 Compile Problem

Jason RILEY J.Riley at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Fri Mar 16 05:29:45 EST 2001

Dear all,

Just a note to say we now have vtk(tcl/tk) running under RedHat 7.0.
Thanks for the help.

The solution for us was as follows(The key issue appears to have been, for us, 
the RH7 compiler):
TCL/Tk - preinstalled 8.3 with RH7
OpenGL - installed using the nvidia drivers available on their site for the 
         (plus: changing the line in the X config file for the graphics card 
                driver = "nv" to driver = "nvidia")
Compiler - downgrading to gcc2.95 with the glibc2.2 patch (rpms from redhat or
           gcc site(can't remember which - sorry)

NOTE: problem with this is we had to leave the separate kernel compiler on for 
later use, so uninstalling the old rpms for gcc2.96(the RH7 release version) 
didn't work to
well - it leaves some old libstdc libraries in /usr/lib the new libraries get 
installed to /usr/local/lib to get round this we had to add /usr/local/lib to 
LD_LIBRARY_PATH (or you could move the files/create the appropriate links).

anyway all that said and done vtk is now running quite happily on RH7
I don't know if this will be of help to anyone who still has problems but I 
thought I'd send this in case it helps anyone.

Thanks again for your help,

Jason Riley                     PhD Student
Computer Science Department
University College London       Telephone:      ucl: 3876
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