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New to linux here, with Yellow Dog 3.0 installed on my Apple iBook 700MHz.
I have a general question about compiling source code. Please bare with my newbie logic: As Yellow Dog is an offset of RedHat, which uses RPMs ( binaries ) does this mean that I am not able to download source for a program, and compile it? For example, I know that there are many programs that offer RPMs in i386, but being PPC, that doesn't do me much good. Is it so simple as to download the source and compile it?
As for my communications question, I am trying to get a functional MSN clone to run within KDE. I have attempted to install two clients so far - Gaim, and AMSN. After installing Gaim with rpm -vi gaim-XXXX, I attempted to run the executable:
[Rick@ bin]$ gaim
gaim: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Can anyone shed light here?
AMSN requires TCL/TK - which I have, but when I attempt to run it, it errors out, as it cannot locate 'wish'. Using the rpm command, I found that I do have the latest version of TCL/TK installed - but no 'wish'. * shakes head *
So far this linux distribution has been simple and refreshing. It is much faster than OSX, and functionally, performs better in my hands. I decided to port over after finally deciding that the OSX interface has a long way to go. Windows XP, while a fast and reliable system, has seen so many vulnerabilities in the last few months, that it proves wise to explore all options available.
Thank you for your response. I have installed the extra dependencies you mentioned (libsig), and am still getting the same response as before.
As for wish - have been unable to find it for PPC yet. Regarding compiling source code - I will check out a previous post on here introducing compiling, and try to compile the gaim program from source.