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Old 04-16-2010, 04:04 AM   #1
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Can I install Gnokii on Fedora 10?


Hi, I am a new member of this community and I am currently doing some research paper about Linux and Mobile connection through the use of SMS messaging. I decided to register because I have lots of questions to ask.
1. I am currently using Fedora 12 on my desktop and I tried to install Gnokii 0.6.28-1.fc12.src.rpm. Unfortunately, I got warning message that says "mockbuid does not exist". So what could be the problem?

2. I browsed through the internet, and saw that fedora 10 and Fedora core 5 contains Gnokii packages. So is it really necessary for me to change my Fedora 12 to 10 or Core 5?

3. I have a laptop that has Windows on it. I installed Sun virtualbox so I can install Fedora 9 which i believe also contains Gnokii packages. I tried adding Fedora (iso file) on my virtual box so I could run it and install Fedora 9 but unfortunately, it just shows me like "ISOLINUX 3.61 2008-02-03 Copyright () H. Peter Anvin" then nothing happens. What could be the problem?

Sorry for all these questions because I am a new user of Open source software. I am trying my best to learn because I need it and I am asking for your utmost help to guide me or show me some step by step guide or tutorial on how i could solve all my problems stated above.

Please help. Your kind help will be very much appreciated.

Thank you.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 04:10 AM   #2
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Gnokii 0.6.28-1.fc12.src.rpm.

if you are going to use a source package then just use the source from there web site
"fc12.src" means that it is source and NOT a built file.

fedora 10 and 9 are DEAD they are PAST there end of life -- DO NOT USE THEM

on fedora 12 install RPMFusion.
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...a-f12.html#yum
and use yum to install Gnokii
Code:
yum search Gnokii
yum install ???
 
Old 04-16-2010, 01:03 PM   #3
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Hi John,

Thank you for this advise I will do this and will give you feedback as soon as I installed Gnokii . Again, thank you so much.
 
Old 04-24-2010, 06:43 AM   #4
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hi, I tried installing gnokii and it was installed successfully. Now I need to install Gnocky but it looks for its dependencies like libgnokii.so.2 and libbluetooth.so.1. I tried looking for these dependencies and how to install it but i can't find .. can someone tell me how to install these dependencies? Pleaseee

Thank you so much
 
Old 04-24-2010, 03:30 PM   #5
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if you installed it with yum the dependencies will be taken of.
gnokii-0.6.28-1.fc12.i686.rpm is in the repos

how are you tring to install Gnocky
and WHERE did you get it from ???
because there ARE none on rpmfind for fedora
http://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2htm...&system=&arch=

and the sourceforge page
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnocky/files/
This thing IS VERY OLD 2004-03-14
it looks like you might need to build from source
PS. seeing as there have been many,many changes in gcc since 2004 this might NOT build using the current gcc4.4
you might need to use the legacy gcc34
but why do you need this very old program ????

Last edited by John VV; 04-24-2010 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 12:17 AM   #6
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Hi John,

Sorry for posting it the second time around I am really very sorry since I am a new beginner with linux I really need help so i took the chance. Again sorry.

Acutally my main objective is to let my nokia 3110 communicate with my laptop via USB. So Installed fedora 12 using Sun virtualbox. Then I installed updates so I could use yum for installation. Then I installed gnokii using yum as I believe and saw in the internet that this is the application i will be needing to communicate my mobile phone with my laptop. I saw also that I can use Gnocky as it is a GUI application which will help me more. Is there any application that you can suggest that I can use under fedora aside from gnokii and gnocky?

I used Gnocky 0.0.2.lvn.i386.rpm (as I used fedora i386 also) and when installing, it is looking for its dependencies which is libgnokii and libbluetooth. So Searched for Gnocky tar files. I untar it and then I don't know if I have installed it by means of unTar. I was searching through the internet how to use Gnocky but failed. I want to run the program so I can start with it but unfortunately there is none. I am not expert on this but I am willing to learn and doing my best to make this work but as a first timer its very difficult. I am used to windows now I am obliged to learn Linux..

So with this what can you suggest? thank you for answering my post and again sorry.
 
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for starters the livnia repo for fedora 12 has ONLY ONE program on it( libdvdcss) and it is NOT gnocky

so WHERE did you get it
 
Old 04-25-2010, 11:50 PM   #8
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http://www.gnokii.org/download/gnocky/ this where i got my gnocky tar file and using tar commands to untar it. I used gnocky 0.0.7.tar.gz because i failed to use the i386 rpm of gnocky as it is looking for its dependencies.

I tried to untar the gnocky tar file but i am not pretty sure if doing the unTar will automatically install it but when i execute gnocky.. it doesn't work.
 
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on a default install of fedora 12 tar is auto installed

from the default Gnome desktop ( nautilus file manager) just double click on the file
then extract it in the default archive manager.

then read the README and INSTALL file
to build
Code:
./configure --prefix=/usr
make
su
( your root password when asked)
make install
you will also need to install the *-devel rpm's for gcc ,gnome ,bluetooth , ...
read the man page for yum
Code:
man yum
there is a group list option
do a groupinstall of the required things


---------- BUT -----------
there SHOULD be something much newer AND supported for a "nokia 3110" phone
that program is from 2008 and might NOT build using gcc 4.4 ( default fedora 12 )

it might even be auto recognized if you just plug it in .
 
Old 04-26-2010, 10:59 AM   #10
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hi john, that is my problem .... I know the next step after unTAR is to just type ./configure but it says "no such file or directory. Iam using local user because it wont work if Iam in the root.
 
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there is NO NEED to type in the terminal the untar command ( it is a tar.gz) so you would FIRST have to unzip it )

from Gnome

just double click on it from Gnome

File Roller -- the DEFAULT archive manager will be able to open it

just click on it the same way you would on MS Windows
or r-click on it and select " open in archive manager" from the pop up menue
the same as in MS WINDOWS
 
Old 04-27-2010, 03:21 AM   #12
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hi john, i was able to extract the tar file then i run the ./configure and ./autogen.sh it was ok then tried to follow the command you told me so i can install it using make install and I am currently using root user inside the gnocky folder, but when i typed # make install it says "make: *** no rule to make target 'install'. Stop" this is the error
 
Old 04-27-2010, 01:03 PM   #13
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hi john, good news... i was able to install gnocky 0.0.7 ... i just install first the gnokii-devel libglade-devel libglade2-devel gtk2-devel gettext-devel libX11-devel then i run ./configure and make install.... it works!!! thanks to you and your help....

now im going to test gnocky and how to use it... so i will get back again soon... i hope you will still be there to help me...thank you so much for your patience...
 
Old 05-02-2010, 10:28 AM   #14
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Hi, john I am back sorry to disturb you again. I can run the gnocky application. I tried to install mysql also because that is where gnocky should retrieve the data. My question is, I can't find any related info on how to connect both application (gnocky and mysql). Neither there is a tutorial based for gnocky. Please help me thank you...
 
Old 05-03-2010, 12:44 PM   #15
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hi, i tried several times to connect my Nokia 3110 using USB on my desktop which has gnocky application but i received errors like:

couldn't open phonet device: Inappropriate ioctl for device
error in link initialization: 1
cfg_file_read - open /root/.gnokiirc: no such file or directory
couldn't read /root/.gnokiirc config file

Can someone please help me? thanks a lot
 
  


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