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Old 04-08-2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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Building from source HELL!


Ok Im trying to install some program from the source. Whatever the program I choose, it NEVER EVER install properly. Sometimes it misses dependencies (which is fine, I go get them) sometimes the error log is so long that I just give up.

But everytime, it says error 2 or error 1... Ive looked through the forum and cannont find the meaning of those error codes. What are they?
 
Old 04-08-2006, 06:17 PM   #2
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Ok.

What distribution are you currently uding/trying to install/compile on?

What type of hardware are you using?

Knowing the above makes it alot easier to supply you with qualified help

Sincerely, Jorgen
 
Old 04-08-2006, 06:22 PM   #3
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it doesnt really matter since Im having these problem always!! Anyways, I have a travelmate 8104, used mepis 3.4.2, suse 10.0, ubuntu 5.10, mandriva 2006.0 and so on.... Software is the save thing, a lot... Ipw2200, ieee80211, qt-devel.....
 
Old 04-08-2006, 06:23 PM   #4
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Its not a specific problem, I just want to know what those codes mean, and it seems like Im the only person on earth having problem with sources... Should be easy... ./configure, make, make install..... Yet nothing never works!
 
Old 04-08-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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Quote:
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it doesnt really matter since Im having these problem always!! Anyways, I have a travelmate 8104, used mepis 3.4.2, suse 10.0, ubuntu 5.10, mandriva 2006.0 and so on.... Software is the save thing, a lot... Ipw2200, ieee80211, qt-devel.....

It does matter.

What distro are you using right now? And what programs are you trying to install?

Could you post the output of the errormessages you are getting?

Sincerely, Jorgen
 
Old 04-08-2006, 07:00 PM   #6
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Nah never mind. I am telling you that this is NOT only happening right now. And I dont really mind that it doesnt work now. I would just like to know what are error code 1 and 2 so I know for future references. And am I the only person on earth having trouble installing from sources, because every book Ive read tells me that it's not that hard?
 
Old 04-08-2006, 07:33 PM   #7
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You are not the only person who has those errors. The thing is those codes are not important. Important is what has happened before make gives the error. Usually 2-10 lines before make error are the interesting ones.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 07:38 PM   #8
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ok thanks emerson. I thought it was working a little bit line xbox or windows error codes. Like 13 is always kernel error, 2 hdd problem and so on. I was just curious.


BTW, thanks for telling me Im not alone!! lolol
 
Old 04-08-2006, 08:48 PM   #9
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lonecrow>

What you're asking is akin to:

"My car is broken. What's wrong?"

Without knowing symptoms, there is no possible way to tell you what is wrong with your car.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 08:35 AM   #10
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Hey pal it's FINE!

Thanks
 
Old 04-09-2006, 07:13 PM   #11
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Error 2 refers to a missing module called metamucile.

Error 1 refers to "depends" not found.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 08:28 PM   #12
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Error 2 refers to a missing module called metamucile.
I hope you're joking. How would a bran fibre beverage help in this situation?

Seriously though, I've found that it helps to use a distribution which installs the very same compiler which was used to build it.

RH is not a great distro to use if you wanna compile things yourself. Slackware, OTOH is an absolute pleasure. Very few compiles fail under Slackware (well, for me anyhow...)
 
Old 04-10-2006, 08:02 AM   #13
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I hope you're joking. How would a bran fibre beverage help in this situation?
Well the Metamucile module works like the beverage for people except in a linux context it clears out faulty symlinks and broken dependancies. It is a really obscure package made by a guy who was just frustrated beyond polite speech by RPM dependancy hell. As far as I know it was just a very personal project that never really went anywhere due to various technical issues.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 08:24 AM   #14
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So he wasn't joking around?!
 
Old 04-10-2006, 08:18 PM   #15
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error #2 is the worst
 
  


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