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Old 11-19-2005, 07:26 PM   #1
NikToo
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Component updates


I'm very, very new to Linux, just got SUSE up and running. I'm trying to install some stuff, like Gthumb and XMMS.

However, I seem to be getting just about nowhere. I have the "./configure" bit sorted, but I kept getting errors that newer versions of GLIB and GCC being needed.

I think I sorted gcc using YAST, and I managed to install GLIB 2.9.0. However, in YAST, it says I have version 1.12-something. XMMS wants 1.2.2 at least. How do I make sure it's updated?

Also, Gthumb nags about libgnome2 not being there, which is also installed according to YAST.

I haven't managed to run YOU as I'm waiting for a replacement modem for my abandonware Intel AnyPoint. Would that help sort things out with program updates?

Thanks,
Nik
 
Old 11-20-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
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Hi,

First of all, why are you trying to compile things? Is there a real reason for this, or do you just not know about RPMs/YUM/Packages in general.

If you want some info on how to install RPMs (RPM Packages), then look at my site:
The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide, Chapter 9: Installing Software (RPM section)

If you are really compiling stuff because you need to then the problem you are having is down to dependencies.

Basically - configure is saying, 'Hey, you don't have program X installed, I can't install program Y until you have program X installed too'.

This means you need to download program X, compile it first and then go back to program Y.

See my tutorial at www.linuxnewbieguide.org/compiling.php for more information on compiling from source.

Hope this helps,

Ali Ross
 
  


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