From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Oct 21 2004 - 15:20:33 CDT

  I did some more digging on this, and as it turns out, the RH WS3
installation doesn't seem to install the 32-bit GLU RPM by default, or
at least not consistently. We fixed our machine here by doing this:
  rpm -force -UVh XFree86-Mesa-libGLU-4.3.0-68-EL.i386.rpm

I think that if you're only problem is the missing GLU library, you
will be able to fix your machine by following that step (with the appropriate
RPM file sitting in the working directory when you run the command...)

We're not sure why RH didn't install the 32-bit GLU library in the
installation by default, but that seems to cure the type of problem
you're having.


On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 01:24:12PM -0500, Cheri M Turman wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just got a new dual xeon system and I'm trying to load vmd. It seems
> I am having the same issue with most programs I'm trying to install on
> this system. I am running redhat enterprise WS3 and there are always
> problems loading shared libraries. It seems that RH dist have
> completely changed common dir between the typical RH7-9 versus RH WS
> versions.
> Anyway, with vmd, the problem is with This lib is in
> /usr/X11R6/lib64/. I made a symbolic link to /usr/X11R6/lib/ but this
> doesn't seem to be the right dir either. Can anyone direct me where
> this lib should be/where vmd wants it to be?
> Thanks,
> Cheri
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Cheri M. Turman
> Graduate Student
> University of Texas-Houston Medical School
> 6431 Fannin
> Houston, TX 77030 USA
> e-mail:
> Ph.: 713-500-6126
> Fax: 713-500-0652

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