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Old 04-17-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
Bethmo
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Can't get things to install on Mandrake 10


Hello!

Have been using Mandrake 10.0 for about 2 months, and it is great, BUT have recently tried to install a few things on it, e.g. dillo and xv. I tried to do this by the tar method, typing "tar -zxvpf dillo******.tar.gz" (can't remember full filename) and then ./configure in the hope of getting a makefile. Both have come up with errors,never getting to the makefile stage and I am not sure wether it is my version of linux (installed on my computer on a night 3 years ago by someone else) or it is because I am making some sort of foolish installastion error...

Any ideas?

(p.s. apart from this linux ROCKS)
 
Old 04-17-2008, 02:21 PM   #2
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Here is an explanation of the steps that you have to go through to install from source on Linux:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...ms_from_Source

It is fairly common to get errors during the configure stage because ./configure checks to see if you have all of the other programs that your new program depends on. Please post the output from your ./configure run and we can explain what to do to fix the errors noted by ./configure.

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