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ritoban87 01-27-2010 03:08 PM

Facing problems with ns2 installation in xubnutu
I was trying to install ns2 under xubuntu 9.10.but after validating tcl,just while starting validating tk,it stops the process of installation then & there & shows some messages like

autoconf not found,makefile not found etc. & at the last shows that visit

Please help me as it is my final year project. Further,can any1 guide me in creation of "MAKE" file for tk8.4.18/tk8.4.18??????.....

please help me sum1.....

thanx in advance

phlyer 01-27-2010 03:35 PM

sounds like the dev packages are missing...

I don't know Ubuntu very well, but you should have yum (Yellow dog Updater, Modified).


what's the output of:

sudo yum provides autoconf


sudo yum provides automake

both should say "installed" before you try again

phlyer 01-27-2010 03:38 PM

sorry, to install them you would need to run

sudo yum install autoconf automake
or try "yumex" if you prefer a GUI ;)

knudfl 01-27-2010 05:31 PM

ns2 (X)Ubuntu : is it ' ns-allinone-2.34 ' ? Please specify.

@phlyer : no yum in Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install autoconf
.. will do.

Some further instructions here
> >

And the "LQ Search" → 'Tag Name' = ns2.

phlyer 01-27-2010 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by knudfl (Post 3842825)
@phlyer : no yum in Ubuntu.


thanks for that knudfl

sorry, so it's Debian style all apt-get ....

ritoban87 01-28-2010 12:25 PM

@knudlf: it is ns-2.34.But while trying execute your command of installing the autoconf it is showing that-
Package autoconf is npt available but is referred to another package.This may mean that the package is missing or has been obsoleted or is only available from other source
E: package autoconf has no installation candidate

knudfl 01-28-2010 05:02 PM

That's odd. I have ' autoconf ' installed on Ubuntu 9.10.
The default ' autoconf ' is version 2.64.
You should be able to see that in Synaptic.

May be try : sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install autoconf

Else please do ..
sudo apt-get install autoconf2.59

.. to see, what happens.

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