[lug] newbie to alien needs help

McIllece, Matthew W matthew.w.mcillece at lmco.com
Wed Mar 8 10:28:23 MST 2000

Has anybody installed the 3Dfx device driver in a Debian-based Linux

When I do an "alien -i Device3Dfx-2.3-4.src.rpm" I get messages such as,

"no utmp entry available and LOGNAME not defined; using uid of process (0)
at /usr/lib/dpkg/controllib.pl line 53."

"dpkg-gencontrol: warning: unknown substitution variable ${shlibs:Depends}"

"dpkg: error processing device3dfx_2.3-5_i386.deb (--install): trying to
overwrite `/3dfx.gif', which is also in package glide-v2"

"Errors were encountered while processing: device3dfx_2.3-5_i386.deb"

"alien: Error running: dpkg --no-force-overwrite -i

I also tried an "rpm --rebuild Device3Dfx-2.3-4.src.rpm", but that resulted

"Expect kernel source at location /usr/src/linux
Sym.link /usr/src/linux -> where you have your sources
make: *** [sanity] Error 255
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.91751 (%build)"

I'm currently using Corel Linux and I can't find anything but header files
in any directory named "linux".  Anybody have an idea as to how to get this
driver installed on my non Red Hat distribution?

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