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Old 10-17-2003, 10:29 AM   #1
antjessopuk
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could not find PK-CONFIG


I've got the configure thing working, now I get this message:

could not find PK-CONFIG

Any ideas?

Ant
 
Old 10-17-2003, 03:23 PM   #2
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Yeah, that one bites me every now and again too. I think what you really mean is pkg-config.

pkg-config keeps files with metainformation about libraries in them. Check to see if you have pkg-config installed. If not, install it. Also check 'man pkg-config'
 
Old 10-17-2003, 03:49 PM   #3
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HOw do I install PGK-CONFIG?
 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:04 PM   #4
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Your profile says you are running SuSE 8.2 Personal. I am not sure, but I think that pkg-config is in the devel portion of the distribution. I am also not sure how much of the development libraries the Personal edition contains.

Try this. Fire up YAST and get it to the point where you can add new software. Look through the devel group of applications to see if you can find pkg-config (be sure of the spelling!). If you find it, install it.

If you don't find it on your disks using YAST, you will have to do it the way your ancestors did. Go to www.freshmeat.net and search on "pkgconfig". That should take you to http://www.freedesktop.org/software/...fig/releases/, where you will find the source for pkg-config. Untar it, read the INSTALL document and the README, and compile and install it.

I'm thinking you'll find it on the SuSE disks though, so it shouldn't be too much trouble. Let us know how it goes.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:35 PM   #5
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Great i'll try it!
How about this...

checking for SDL - version >= 1.2.0... no
*** The SDL was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the SDL_CONFIG environment variable to the full path to sdl-config.
configure: error: 888 SDL version 1.2.0 not found!
linux:/opt/openmortal-0.3 #

Sorry to ask all of these questions but I really don't know what to do!

Cheers
Ant
 
Old 10-17-2003, 08:47 PM   #6
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With the advent of pkg-config, a number of other applications seem to have gone to a "flavor-of the day-config" type situation.

Again, the problem might be solved by installing the SDL devel files.

What is SDL, BTW?
 
Old 10-18-2003, 06:32 AM   #7
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What is SDL, BTW?
Standard Directmedia Layer; www.libsdl.org. It is a library for cross-platorm 3d application development.

I you want to compile from source, you need the development packages. I still find it confusing that some distributions have these separate packages.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 03:02 PM   #8
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...and what's a prefix?
 
Old 10-18-2003, 09:26 PM   #9
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...and what's a prefix?
By default, ./configure will install in the /usr/local hierarchy. (some configure scripts install in other locations, but this is the default one). The --prefix option allows you to change this location, for example "./configure --prefix=/usr" or "./configure --prefix=/home/you/local. In all "./configure --help" lines, and other messages, they will refer to this value as the "PREFIX"
 
  


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