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Old 02-24-2011, 03:13 AM   #1
whtemple1959
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configure problems


Hello,
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.
Thanks,
Bill

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:18 AM   #2
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I think your current distribution uses kde4 and qt4.

This has nothing to do with kdelibs5 numbering (confuses me too)

The package you want to install requires older libs/packages.

It wants kde3 and qt3 (generally the devel packages too), you might getaway with kde3fixes

The package is libkde3support4

But I don't think it will be enough

If you need to install kde3.5.. and qt3 (cute)

install it in /usr/local, to keep it separate from the Ubuntu system package manager

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Skylendar needs the following packages:

KDE 3.x

QT 3.x

PostgreSQL 8.x client and server, the plpgsql language plug-in, and probably the QT-PostgreSQL driver

perl-XML-DOM for the skif utility.

For the compilation and installation processes, the KDE, QT and PostgreSQL development packages must also be installed.

ref. http://skylendar.kde.org/frame.html
Regards Glenn

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:38 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

A lot of software has some documentation saying : Prerequisites :
sudo apt-get install <packages> : That would do, OK ?

http://skylendar.kde.org > > Enter the Skylendar's Homepage
> > http://skylendar.kde.org/frame.html > View Page info : 24 April 2002.
Not that bad, the code skylendar-1.7.1.tar.bz2 is mainly "2007".

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.

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Old 02-25-2011, 07:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the message.
I should of said, when installing from source...
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If you need to install kde3.5.. and qt3 (cute)

install it in /usr/local, to keep it separate from the Ubuntu system package manager
But as knudfl mentioned, the program you want to install requires older packages,

and major ones at that.

I can't help with the package managers (apt-get) ubuntu uses, I know not.

What I have done is force the package install, but it's not advisable, as it may break your system.

It gets complex, I've heard tell that it's named "Dependency Hell", kind of an endless loop.

That's all I have on your problem. Except....

If you must use that star program, leave ubuntu as is, and install a virtual machine...

like VirtualBox, where you may install an older version of gnu/linux with kde3, and then you might be able to install the star program,,,but I have no experience building packages within Vbox.

Or Dual/tripple boot
 
Old 02-26-2011, 05:52 AM   #5
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KDE 3.5 Trinity for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid :

http://apt.pearsoncomputing.net/install.html

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