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I know I am going to take a lot of heat from the programmers but here goes. I am installing an application, it is the kind one must configure, make install, make. At least according to the "Install.txt" document, of course it is the "readme.txt" that actually states you need kde, qt,postgresql. So, open a terminal and sudo away getting checking for KDE... configure: error:
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE libraries installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix!
so off to Ubuntu Software Center and search for KDE and install some software but nope. So off to the web to search the error and find I need libraries. So, off to SPM and search for kdelibs install those. Now back to terminal for the third time and same error. so open up root file and search for kdelibs and back to terminal a forth time with ./configure --prefix=/usr/share/lintian/overrides because that is the directory where kdelibs5 is located. And, failure again. So, my question is it too much to ask that if an application has dependencies that it installs them itself? Is it too much to ask that the file structure is streamlined so all "libs" go to the same place all the time? That is of course if they are not installed in the actual directory as the application. Is it too much to ask that instructions and application names be understandable to former windows idiots? I mean in the USC and the SPM I could not truly understand what was being installed, what needed to be installed, or even what is installed.I know I know but at least with "program files" and the " I could understand. start menu" there are 61 "kde" in the SPM and at least 5 "lib" files associated with kde. One would think that a simple ./configure would work. So just for clarity I am using Ubuntu 10.4, I have kdelibs5, qt4, & PostgreSQL8.4 installed. I am attempting to install Skylendar from http://skylendar.kde.org downloaded and extracted. Any clear instructions on running ./configure with the proper prefixes? I will be truly grateful.
Last edited by whtemple1959; 02-24-2011 at 03:16 AM.
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But : It is a KDE 3 application, for Ubuntu that means kdelibs4 :
'sudo apt-get install kdelibs4-dev' will bring you one step forward.
( And will install 60 other packages for dependency.)
But I'd guess, you will have to install a complete "Trinity kde-3.5.10"(11)
to compile / use Skylendar. Conflicts with Kde4 files : I think so.
There was no KDE 4, when Skylendar once was created.
Automatically install of dependencies : Some Linux OS don't have any KDE3 at all.
And it would also be a complicated thing :
Different package names for the same software. Different install tools / methods.
And some special software cannot be installed from a package.
EDIT : @GlennsPref : I was writing, when you posted # 2.