I'm a relative beginner on Linux but have read some about Arch and this is the reason I decided to try it. I plan to move from ubuntu Lucid to Arch as main system and after I failed to install Audacity (see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4109505
) which I don't really need for now, I wanted to build a non-trivial claimed-to-be source code portable app, which I need. (I used the prebuild app under Win but for Linux there's only source. I wanted to hack the sources of this abandonned app to fix the 'very few
' remaining errors, but I don't have the MSVC compiler under Win. some come to Linux for stranger reasons
ok, under Arch dev/devel is default for all packages.
> what dose pacman show ??
for libssl see (repeat from above)
package is reported out-of-date. my question was: does it make sense to continue?
> I would NOT use Ubuntu .deb's on Arch !
I did not. I found and installed all prerequisites on my other PC under ubuntu but then the es40.org package ./configure script fails - on ubuntu.
$ sudo ./configure
This is the debug-options configuration script for the ES40 emulator
If you don't want any debugging options enabled, answer YES to the
Do you want the defaults for all options? (yes, no) [yes]:
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for g++... g++
checking whether the C++ compiler works... yes
checking for C++ compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables...
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking for sdl-config... /usr/bin/sdl-config
checking for SDL - version >= 1.2.0... yes
checking for pcap library in /usr/ng/lib... found
checking for pcap header in /usr/ng/include... not here
checking for pcap header in /usr/include... found
checking whether pcap is available... yes
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for X... libraries , headers
checking for X11 header files... checking whether to use X11... yes
checking build system type... /bin/bash: ./config.guess: No such file or directory
configure_2.sh: error: cannot guess build type; you must specify one
I'll try to install the prerequisites on Arch as you instructed and report back. Thank you again!