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Old 01-24-2005, 10:30 AM   #1
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Question "Correct paths" what does this mean?


When I try and install stuff from source ./configure gives me this message:
checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!

Help needed again please!

Thanks in advance

Steve
 
Old 01-24-2005, 11:15 AM   #2
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most probably, you need (to install) the X header files. In debian-land there are packages with those files typically named the same as the 'wrapped and boxed' program/tool/(w/e) with an extra 'dev' inserted somewhere (ie. 'x' and 'x-dev' or 'libfoo' and 'libfoo-dev').

Second of all, you need to make sure that the header files are findable. A google search on 'gcc environment variables' should point you in the right direction.

Third: any actual example (as opposed to just 'stuff') would probably help (this is more so on general than in this case).

Fourth: I suggest you read http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

hope this helps,

Jonas
 
Old 01-25-2005, 06:39 AM   #3
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where can I get the x headers from? They didn't come on the official MDK10.1 download DVD.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 09:16 AM   #4
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I thought they were on the DVD. ??? But I'm at work, and can't verify that.

In any case, just follow the instructions at the bottom of my sig, and you will have access to install them.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 01:58 PM   #5
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Thanks Padma,

I tried your link, something started downloading in the console but what is it doing exactly and what now?
 
Old 01-28-2005, 03:55 PM   #6
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If you followed the instructions at EasyUrpmi, it is downloading the information about the files at the mirrors you selected; just like it does for the CDs you install with. When it's done, you can use the "urpmi" command at the command line, or use the normal rpmdrake gui to find and install software, including (especially) updates.
 
  


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