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Old 09-10-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
allyanncah
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ball of installation error fun...


I'm running SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. I've realized at this point that it's a terrible distro, but am trying to work with it, etc.
Long story short, I'm trying to install a new version of GTK+ for gtkpod because Helix Banshee doesn't work with the checksums in my iPod.
I started to build GTK+ and I ended up stuck with Pango, because it required Cairo, which required a C++ compiler, which required GMP and MPFR.
I got GMP and MPFR running, no problem - but now I can't get GCC to compile.

I'm getting an error message saying:
[this is truncated]
/local/i686-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ -B/usr/local/i686-pc-linux-gnu/lib/ -isystem /usr/local/i686-pc-linux-gnu/include -isystem /usr/local/i686-pc-linux-gnu/sys-include
checking for suffix of object files... configure: error: cannot compute suffix of object files: cannot compile
See `config.log' for more details.
make[2]: *** [configure-stage1-target-libgcc] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/allyanncah/gcc-4.3.1'
make[1]: *** [stage1-bubble] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/allyanncah/gcc-4.3.1'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Any insight here? I need the compiler to get Cairo to compile properly, etc. etc. I don't want to be up forever with this and would like to tie up the loose ends...
It looks to me like it's targeting a directory that I don't think exists, but I'm lost from there - Linux is new to me.

Last edited by allyanncah; 09-10-2008 at 10:00 PM. Reason: looked again at config.log
 
Old 09-10-2008, 11:14 PM   #2
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You need a working compiler to compile anything -- including a compiler.

I recommend installing what you need from the official repositories. I know gcc is in there. No idea about gtkpod or what version -- do you know of a particular version of gtkpod with the features you need?
 
Old 09-10-2008, 11:28 PM   #3
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I guess, you already have 'gcc' installed ?, since you
were able to compile gmp and mpfr ? Why not just install
'gcc-g++' with Yeast ? > Menu > System > Yeast.
('gcc-g++' would also be on your install DVD)

Be aware that 500 other packages depends on the
originally installed gtk2 (-2.8.10?) Most of your
system might stop working, if the new gtk2 is visible.

Regards
 
Old 09-10-2008, 11:29 PM   #4
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I am kind of confused why you would continue with a distro that you have already found to be "terrible". Surely there are many other ones around?
 
Old 09-11-2008, 07:49 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Matir View Post
You need a working compiler to compile anything -- including a compiler.

I recommend installing what you need from the official repositories. I know gcc is in there. No idea about gtkpod or what version -- do you know of a particular version of gtkpod with the features you need?
I know that the particular (newer) version of gtkpod I'm looking for has a different checksum, so it can get into the iPod without locking the database, which is what I did without thinking (Helix Banshee doesn't have that checksum capability).

Quote:
I guess, you already have 'gcc' installed ?, since you
were able to compile gmp and mpfr ? Why not just install
'gcc-g++' with Yeast ? > Menu > System > Yeast.
('gcc-g++' would also be on your install DVD)

Be aware that 500 other packages depends on the
originally installed gtk2 (-2.8.10?) Most of your
system might stop working, if the new gtk2 is visible.
Isn't there a way to run some programs that depend on the new one while keeping the old one? From what I see, Linux generally doesn't overwrite things unless you explicitly tell it to.

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I am kind of confused why you would continue with a distro that you have already found to be "terrible". Surely there are many other ones around?
There are, but I'm not yet experienced enough with Linux to know how to move my GUI/distro/anything big like that around. Help with that would be nice, but I don't want to go it alone and end up with a system I can't fix on my hands. That would be really bad, considering I'm a student and this laptop is my lifeline for doing well.

Last edited by allyanncah; 09-11-2008 at 11:44 AM. Reason: eh
 
Old 09-11-2008, 11:46 AM   #6
allyanncah
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Have continued trying with an older release of gtkpod, still no dice.
I may end up forgettingit and just taking it to the Apple store - but still going to try and figure out how to switch up my distro.
 
Old 09-11-2008, 03:08 PM   #7
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There are, but I'm not yet experienced enough with Linux to know how to move my GUI/distro/anything big like that around. Help with that would be nice, but I don't want to go it alone and end up with a system I can't fix on my hands. That would be really bad, considering I'm a student and this laptop is my lifeline for doing well.
Care to explain what you mean by moving your distro around? Basically, if you want a new one, you wipe your drive/partitions clean and you install a different one. In fact, you can simply pop in a different install cd/dvd and overwrite any distro that was already installed. Of course, if you have saved data that you would like to keep, you'd need to back them up first.
 
  


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