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Old 10-19-2003, 08:55 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install kooka, a scanner program that's supposed to be for KDE. I'm running Mandrake 8.0 using KDE interface.

When I type ./configure from the command line, the program runs lots of checks for many lines. At the end, it says "checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!"

I've never been able to install anything in my Mandrake, I downloaded LICQ, a flash plugin, and some games, but none of them ever worked. I'm used to Windows wizards, so can someone tell me how to fix my Mandrake so I can install stuff. I'd really like to use my scanner some time.

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p.s. I notice a lot of answers on here are something like "you need ----", if that is the answer could you please tell me how to do or get ----. thanks.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 11:37 PM   #2
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Most likely you'll need X Dev Headers... etc. etc... However, if you noticed, I don't use Mandrake... perhaps you'll get more detailed help at the Mandrake forums... Check my sig.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 12:06 AM   #3
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you might just need to put the right path to your X headers in the command, e.g., ./configure --x-includes=/usr/path/to/includes. try /usr/X11/include or /usr/X11R6/include, etc. until you find the one that works.
 
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Thanks so much for the help. I have checked my directories using the cd and ls commands, and I appear to have the /usr/X11R6/include directory (i.e. it exists) but when I go to the kooka directory and type in the command you gave (i.e. ./configure --x-includes=/usr/X11R6/include) it still gives the same error - "checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X libraries. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!"

How do I find out where my X libraries are so i can point to them?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:38 PM   #5
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try /usr/X11R6/lib

i don't know the flag option to use though. try doing:

./configure --help

that should bring about all the options for that configure script. my guess is that you're looking for something like --x-include except instead of include in that option, look for something like lib, library, or something with the --x- prefixed before it.
 
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OK I tried ./configure --x-includes=/usr/X11R6/lib with the same result.

Here is the result of the help file: Is the command I should use in there?

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[root@linux kooka-0.40]# ./configure --help
`configure' configures this package to adapt to many kinds of systems.

Usage: ./configure [OPTION]... [VAR=VALUE]...

To assign environment variables (e.g., CC, CFLAGS...), specify them as
VAR=VALUE. See below for descriptions of some of the useful variables.

Defaults for the options are specified in brackets.

Configuration:
-h, --help display this help and exit
--help=short display options specific to this package
--help=recursive display the short help of all the included packages
-V, --version display version information and exit
-q, --quiet, --silent do not print `checking...' messages
--cache-file=FILE cache test results in FILE [disabled]
-C, --config-cache alias for `--cache-file=config.cache'
-n, --no-create do not create output files
--srcdir=DIR find the sources in DIR [configure dir or `..']

Installation directories:
--prefix=PREFIX install architecture-independent files in PREFIX
[/usr/local/kde]
--exec-prefix=EPREFIX install architecture-dependent files in EPREFIX
[PREFIX]

By default, `make install' will install all the files in
`/usr/local/kde/bin', `/usr/local/kde/lib' etc. You can specify
an installation prefix other than `/usr/local/kde' using `--prefix',
for instance `--prefix=$HOME'.

For better control, use the options below.

Fine tuning of the installation directories:
--bindir=DIR user executables [EPREFIX/bin]
--sbindir=DIR system admin executables [EPREFIX/sbin]
--libexecdir=DIR program executables [EPREFIX/libexec]
--datadir=DIR read-only architecture-independent data [PREFIX/share] --sysconfdir=DIR read-only single-machine data [PREFIX/etc]
--sharedstatedir=DIR modifiable architecture-independent data [PREFIX/com]
--localstatedir=DIR modifiable single-machine data [PREFIX/var]
--libdir=DIR object code libraries [EPREFIX/lib]
--includedir=DIR C header files [PREFIX/include]
--oldincludedir=DIR C header files for non-gcc [/usr/include]
--infodir=DIR info documentation [PREFIX/info]
--mandir=DIR man documentation [PREFIX/man]

Program names:
--program-prefix=PREFIX prepend PREFIX to installed program names
--program-suffix=SUFFIX append SUFFIX to installed program names
--program-transform-name=PROGRAM run sed PROGRAM on installed program names
System types:
--build=BUILD configure for building on BUILD [guessed]
--host=HOST cross-compile to build programs to run on HOST [BUILD]
--target=TARGET configure for building compilers for TARGET [HOST]

Optional Features:
--disable-FEATURE do not include FEATURE (same as --enable-FEATURE=no)
--enable-FEATURE[=ARG] include FEATURE [ARG=yes]
--disable-fast-perl disable fast Makefile generation (needs perl)
--enable-debug=ARG enables debug symbols (yes|no|full) default=no
--disable-debug disables debug output and debug symbols default=no
--enable-strict compiles with strict compiler options (may not work!) --disable-warnings disables compilation with -Wall and similiar
--enable-profile creates profiling infos default=no
--disable-dependency-tracking Speeds up one-time builds
--enable-dependency-tracking Do not reject slow dependency extractors
--enable-pch enables precompiled header support (currently only KCC) default=no
--enable-final build size optimized apps (experimental - needs lots of memory)
--disable-closure don't delay template instantiation
--enable-shared[=PKGS]
build shared libraries [default=yes]
--enable-static[=PKGS]
build static libraries [default=no]
--enable-libsuffix /lib directory suffix (64,32,none)
--enable-fast-install[=PKGS]
optimize for fast installation [default=yes]
--disable-libtool-lock avoid locking (might break parallel builds)
--enable-objprelink prelink apps using objprelink (obsolete)
--enable-embedded link to Qt-embedded, don't use X
--enable-qtopia link to Qt-embedded, link to the Qtopia Environment
--disable-mt link to non-threaded Qt (deprecated)
--enable-kernel-threads Enable the use of the LinuxThreads port on FreeBSD/i386 only.
--disable-threading disables threading even if libpthread found
--disable-rpath do not use the rpath feature of ld
--disable-path-check don't try to find out, where to install

Optional Packages:
--with-PACKAGE[=ARG] use PACKAGE [ARG=yes]
--without-PACKAGE do not use PACKAGE (same as --with-PACKAGE=no)
--with-gnu-ld assume the C compiler uses GNU ld [default=no]
--with-pic try to use only PIC/non-PIC objects [default=use
both]
--with-tags=TAGS include additional configurations [CXX,GCJ]
--with-extra-includes=DIR
adds non standard include paths
--with-extra-libs=DIR adds non standard library paths
--with-qt-dir=DIR where the root of Qt is installed
--with-qt-includes=DIR where the Qt includes are.
--with-qt-libraries=DIR where the Qt library is installed.
--with-kadmos-dir sets the path to the kadmos engine

Some influential environment variables:
CC C compiler command
CFLAGS C compiler flags
LDFLAGS linker flags, e.g. -L<lib dir> if you have libraries in a
nonstandard directory <lib dir>
CPPFLAGS C/C++ preprocessor flags, e.g. -I<include dir> if you have
headers in a nonstandard directory <include dir>
CPP C preprocessor
CXX C++ compiler command
CXXFLAGS C++ compiler flags
CXXCPP C++ preprocessor

Use these variables to override the choices made by `configure' or to help
it to find libraries and programs with nonstandard names/locations.

[root@linux kooka-0.40]#

----------------------------------------------------------

Thanks
 
Old 11-04-2003, 10:14 PM   #7
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try something like:

./configure --x-includes=/usr/X11R6/include --with-extra-libs=/usr/X11R6/lib

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Old 11-05-2003, 11:48 AM   #8
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or add the libxfree86-devel package
 
Old 11-05-2003, 11:45 PM   #9
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Ok I tried megaspaz's suggestion, with a new result: now the error is that the X libraries are missing.
I'm sorry salparadise, but you're answer is way above my head.

OK here is the dump from when I run the ./configure command. Maybe this will help?

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[root@linux kooka-0.40]# ./configure --x-includes=/usr/X11R6/include --with-ext ra-libs=/usr/X11R6/lib
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
/home/xuser/Downloaded: /home/xuser/Downloaded: No such file or directory
configure: WARNING: `missing' script is too old or missing
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for g++... g++
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
checking whether g++ supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wundef... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wno-long-long... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wnon-virtual-dtor... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fno-exceptions... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fno-check-new... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fno-common... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fexceptions... yes
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... g++ -E
not using lib directory suffix
checking for ld used by GCC... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking for a sed that does not truncate output...
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking how to recognise dependant libraries... pass_all
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 32768
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
checking for objdir... .libs
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for strip... strip
checking if gcc static flag works... no
checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... no
configure: creating libtool
appending configuration tag "CXX" to libtool
checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking for g++ option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if g++ PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if g++ supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... yes
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
appending configuration tag "GCJ" to libtool
checking if gcj supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... (cached) no
checking for gcj option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if gcj PIC flag -fPIC works... no
checking if gcj supports -c -o file.o... no
checking whether the gcj linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... yes
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking for msgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for gmsgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for xgettext... /usr/bin/xgettext
checking for strlcat... no
checking if strlcat needs custom prototype... yes - in libkdefakes
checking for strlcpy... no
checking if strlcpy needs custom prototype... yes - in libkdefakes
checking for main in -lutil... yes
checking for main in -lcompat... no
checking for crypt in -lcrypt... yes
checking for socklen_t... socklen_t
checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet... no
checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet_stub... no
checking for inet_ntoa... yes
checking for connect... yes
checking for remove... yes
checking for shmat... yes
checking crt_externs.h usability... no
checking crt_externs.h presence... no
checking for crt_externs.h... no
checking for _NSGetEnviron... no
checking for sys/types.h... (cached) yes
checking for stdint.h... (cached) yes
checking for poll in -lpoll... no
checking CoreAudio/CoreAudio.h usability... no
checking CoreAudio/CoreAudio.h presence... no
checking for CoreAudio/CoreAudio.h... no
checking if res_init needs -lresolv... yes
checking if res_init is available... yes
checking for killpg in -lucb... no
checking for int... yes
checking size of int... 4
checking for long... yes
checking size of long... 4
checking for char *... yes
checking size of char *... 4
checking for dlopen in -ldl... yes
checking for shl_unload in -ldld... no
checking for size_t... yes
checking size of size_t... 4
checking for unsigned long... yes
checking size of unsigned long... 4
checking sizeof size_t == sizeof unsigned long... yes
checking for vsnprintf... yes
checking for snprintf... yes
checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X libraries. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
[root@linux kooka-0.40]#

--------------------------

Thanks again.

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Old 11-05-2003, 11:58 PM   #10
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update:

I ran ./configure with the following options. --x-includes=/usr/X11R6/include --x-lib=/usr/X11R6/lib

now the error at the end says:
configure: error: We need a working libXext to proceed. Since configure
can't find it itself, we stop here assuming that make wouldn't find
them either.

damn, damn, DAMN...... will this never work?
 
Old 11-06-2003, 12:10 AM   #11
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New Update

Based on this thread I have installed xdevel package. This has successfully solved my includes and libraries problem.

I have a new error now

The end of my ./configure, starting from where we left off last time, is:

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checking for X... libraries /usr/X11R6/lib, headers /usr/X11R6/include
checking for IceConnectionNumber in -lICE... yes
checking for libXext... yes
checking for pthread_create in -lpthread... yes
checking for extra includes... no
checking for extra libs... no
checking for libz... configure: error: not found. Check your installation and look into config.log
[root@linux kooka-0.40]#

---------------------

As you can see, it successfully find the libraries and headers this time. But now it failes on libz. What is libz and where can I get it?

Also my question is, if I can get this one install to work, will I now be able to install other programs (like my ICQ and such.) I don't want to do this every time! Thanks.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 12:22 AM   #12
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http://rpmfind.rediris.es/rpm2html/m...8mdk.i586.html
http://rpmfind.rediris.es/rpm2html/m...8mdk.i586.html

the first one will provide the zlib libraries (includes libz.so). the second one is the development zlib stuff. these are what i found. not much on the net that i found for mandrake 8.0. but it doesn't have stiff requirements as you should have those three libs required by zlib already installed.
 
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Thanks for all of your help megaspaz.

I couldn't get the .src.rpm files to work, but I found this:
http://rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/mandra...5mdk.i586.html

It says it provides:
zlib, zlib1
libz, libz1, libz.so.1

My RPM installer said it installed it successfully. But I still get the same error.
 
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OK I did get the libz to work, by installing zlib1-dev package that I found on rpmfind.net.

Thanks for your help. Seems i am missing a lot of packages that is my problem.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 09:29 PM   #15
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yeah. that's why when i first installed red hat, i just installed everything and then learned what to get rid of. i figured it would be easier to uninstall packages through kpackage than trying to figure out how to install needed packages. but truth be told, i think either way it ends up taking the same amount of time. LOL.

anyway keep us updated on your progress.
 
  


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