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Old 03-12-2006, 09:32 AM   #1
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Compiling and installing gz files


How do i install gz file types?
that furthest ive gotten is unpackageing it, then when i open the shell and type in the file location it dosent do anything
 
Old 03-12-2006, 09:38 AM   #2
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gz is the gnu version of zip. you need to uncompress the .gz files. to uncompress issue the command

gunzip [filename]

for more info type: man gzip or man gunzip

a folder will be created of same name without having .gz

Last edited by fakhrul; 03-12-2006 at 09:41 AM.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
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A nice tutorial by Jeremy:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...ms_from_Source
 
Old 03-12-2006, 05:00 PM   #4
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thanks that tut helped
 
Old 03-18-2006, 03:04 AM   #5
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ok well i think theres something wron with my compiler or somthing, every time i get to ./configure part it says a bunch of stuff, then at the end it says error
 
Old 03-18-2006, 03:14 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xennetwork
ok well i think theres something wron with my compiler or somthing, every time i get to ./configure part it says a bunch of stuff, then at the end it says error
And what is the "bunch of stuff" that it says?

My first inclination is that you don't actually have a compiler (gcc) installed. Go to Add-Remove programs in one of the menus somewhere, and add the Development Tools (I think that is what the call it). Alternatively, run "yum install gcc" as root, and it should install gcc for you. Then try ./configure again.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 03-18-2006, 03:56 AM   #7
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ok i did that yum install thing...then i tryed installing this applet and this is what the console said

[root@localhost ~]# cd /root/Desktop/documents/cpuinfo
[root@localhost cpuinfo]# ./configure
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
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 file name... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

so i looked at the config.log and it is a huge file so i didnt post it up
 
Old 03-18-2006, 09:54 PM   #8
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The config.log should have an error message towards the end that says what went wrong.

Did you install the Development Utils in the Add/Remove Programs, or did you install gcc using yum? It may be that you are missing a program that is required. Try installing the Development Utils in Add/Remove programs.

Run "yum list program" (I think) where program is whatever program you want to install. You may be able to install the program using yum. Alternatively, search the web for an RPM for whatever program it is. Installing using the package manager is easier than compiling from source when a package is available.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 03-19-2006, 12:35 AM   #9
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since you are using fedora i think you need to use rpm Redhat Package Manager. yum is probably solely for debian and its community product ubuntu.

using graphical package manager will be easier. if you want to do stuff in text mode then

to show list of all
rpm -qa
if you want only related to gcc
rpm -qa|grep *gcc*

** after qa (" | ") is pipe, not english letter i, you will find it along with back slash '\'
to install an rpm
rpm -i [package name]
rpm is also a package that sould be installed first.

Regarding your problem you can do as Ian post. if all stuffs are installed, it may happen your assembler/linker is corrupted or any required library is not install. Try reinstalling compiler set after deleting previous. if yet not collect another FC4 cd set and install then try.
 
Old 03-19-2006, 07:13 AM   #10
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No, yum is used on Fedora. Debian and Ubuntu uses apt-get. Yum is a very similar program to apt-get, and has the same function - download and install the requested program and all it's dependencies.

--Ian
 
Old 03-19-2006, 12:13 PM   #11
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i already have the develpment tools, i just checked, and i tryed installing GCC with .rpm style and it still dont work'

heres some parse error or somthing, i found inthe config.log

Code:
configure:2410: $? = 0
configure:2412: gcc -v </dev/null >&5
Using built-in specs.
Target: i386-redhat-linux
Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-checking=release --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-libgcj-multifile --enable-languages=c,c++,objc,java,f95,ada --enable-java-awt=gtk --with-java-home=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.4.2-gcj-1.4.2.0/jre --host=i386-redhat-linux
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.0.2 20051125 (Red Hat 4.0.2-8)
configure:2415: $? = 0
configure:2417: gcc -V </dev/null >&5
gcc: '-V' option must have argument
configure:2420: $? = 1
configure:2444: checking for C compiler default output
configure:2447: gcc    conftest.c  >&5
/usr/bin/ld:/usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux/4.0.2/../../../libc.so: file format not recognized; treating as linker script
/usr/bin/ld:/usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux/4.0.2/../../../libc.so:5: parse error
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
configure:2450: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
| #line 2423 "configure"
| /* confdefs.h.  */
| 
| #define PACKAGE_NAME ""
| #define PACKAGE_TARNAME ""
| #define PACKAGE_VERSION ""
| #define PACKAGE_STRING ""
| #define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT ""
| #define PACKAGE "xmms"
| #define VERSION "1.2.10"
| #define DEV_DSP "/dev/dsp"
| #define DEV_MIXER "/dev/mixer"
| /* end confdefs.h.  */
| 
| int
| main ()
| {
| 
|   ;
|   return 0;
| }
configure:2489: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 10:57 AM   #12
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dose anyone know that that means?
 
Old 03-21-2006, 12:56 AM   #13
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Look carefully at these error msgs:
Quote:
Originally Posted by xennetwork
i already have the develpment tools, i just checked, and i tryed installing GCC with .rpm style and it still dont work'

heres some parse error or somthing, i found inthe config.log

Code:
configure:2447: gcc    conftest.c  >&5
/usr/bin/ld:/usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux/4.0.2/../../../libc.so: file format not recognized; treating as linker script
/usr/bin/ld:/usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux/4.0.2/../../../libc.so:5: parse error
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
configure:2450: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
| #line 2423 "configure"
| /* confdefs.h.  */
| 
...
...
| #define DEV_DSP "/dev/dsp"
| #define DEV_MIXER "/dev/mixer"
| /* end confdefs.h.  */
|
First look at ld , gnu standard linker/loader that creates executables.
you see there is something wrong with libc.so You better can have a look if it is there. if it is there be sure its not corrupted.

Again look at confdefs.h there are two files mentioned as i quoted, /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer
go to /dev and check if dsp and mixer are there. If yet not please remove all compiler set and reinstall or you can give the link from where you have downloaded. i will chech it.

another thing is check the required library list for the software and check if all of the libraries are installed
 
Old 03-22-2006, 02:45 AM   #14
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well when i try to complile anything it wont work, it keeps telling me to look at the config file
 
Old 03-22-2006, 03:08 AM   #15
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anything means do you write a simple C program that will print anything like "Hello world" and it also do not work? if yes there is something wrong in compiler. Please try to another machine having gcc installed. you can give the link from where you have downloaded the code, i may try.
 
  


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