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> Install Problem..., Yeah, I'm stupid. So Sue me.
diebilldie
post Jul 18 2003, 01:30 PM
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Hey everyone.

I'm a linux newbie, and I have just successfully installed Mandrake Linux 9.1 on my Laptop. I grabbed a few tarballs and was attempting to install them. I read somewhere that in order to install those, I need to unzip and untar them (I FINALLY figured out how to do that) then run:

./configure
make
make install

Is this right? It wont work.

When I type ./ configure I get an error that says:

"No such file or directory"

When I type make make I get:

"/bin/sh: line 1: gtk-config: command not found"

Then the compiler fails.

Any suggestions for how to fix this??

I read the thread in the PAQ, but don't know where to get the files, or if I need them or what. What I DO know is that I have a C compiler from the Mandrake CD.

Thanks


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post Jul 18 2003, 01:33 PM
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Installation instructions vary. The best thing to do is after you unzip/untar the file, change into the newly created directory and look for an INSTALL or README file. These will likely contain installation instructions and system requirement info.
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post Jul 18 2003, 02:07 PM
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I did that. Didn't really give any directions, except one said to run ./configure, make and make install.

It does this for EVERY program I try to install, so i don't think it's a program to program issue, but then since I've never used Linux before, you'd know, not me. unsure.gif


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post Jul 18 2003, 02:22 PM
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You probably didnt install any development stuff like gcc, make, etc. If you have the CD you can install the stuff off there. I think theres an "add / remove programs" thing in mandrake, you might be able to use that too.
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post Jul 18 2003, 02:44 PM
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I got GCC, anybody know the specific names of the tools, or what they need to do? It offers a decent description of each. I'd install them all, but I'm on a Laptop with only 1.2 gigs, so it's a bit tight for space.


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post Jul 18 2003, 03:49 PM
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If you're tight for space etc why dont you just find the RPM of whatever it is you're trying to install rather then trying to compile the source code. Check out http://www.rpmfind.org
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Were you trying to run the configure file from the same directory where the configure is located?

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post Jul 18 2003, 09:10 PM
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um...ok, back up.

I got the configure to work once I installed autoconf. Now the problem is only when I run make. It is the one from above:

"/bin/sh: line 1: gtk-config: command not found"

Any suggestions?


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post Jul 18 2003, 09:31 PM
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You're going to run into tons of errors like that, each prompting you to install another dev package.
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post Jul 20 2003, 05:15 PM
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Ok, so I need GTK?


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post Jul 23 2003, 01:14 PM
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Ah, figured it out. I forgot to download Mandrake Disc 2, which has all that stuff on it in RPM files. Much better.

Man I feel dumb, but It's not the first time.


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