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Old 10-13-2004, 09:07 AM   #1
linux_camel
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Angry damn errors


hi again people new problems on site............
when i installl wine-20040914 the following error comes in my face............

checking for :... no
checking for flex... no
checking for lex... no
configure: error: no suitable lex found. Please install the 'flex' package

if someone knows what this is or what it needs please advise........


thanks again my friends................................ linux_camel
 
Old 10-13-2004, 09:30 AM   #2
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configure: error: no suitable lex found. Please install the 'flex' package
this means you need to install the 'flex' package.

this porgram need flex to function. flex is not installed on your system.
install flex, and possibly flex-devel. (flex-devel only if you install flex via a binary package)

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Old 10-13-2004, 03:01 PM   #3
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It never ceases to amaze me that no matter how informative the error message, some people still need to ask what to do. You'd think "Install the flex package" would say everything....
 
Old 10-15-2004, 03:34 PM   #4
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your data sais uoy come from england..............xmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 
Old 10-15-2004, 03:44 PM   #5
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Komakino, it's a Linux-Newbie forum. It means that someone here may not know what's a package and how to install it. Please answer questions next time. Thanks.

linux_camel, could you write which distribution you're using? If you have problems installing the needed package it'd help when giving you instructions (package management is distro-specific).
 
Old 10-15-2004, 03:49 PM   #6
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Komakino, it's a Linux-Newbie forum. It means that someone here may not know what's a package and how to install it. Please answer questions next time. Thanks.
Sorry, what did I type that looked like "give me a lecture on berating people who can't read". It may be a linux newbie forum but when the answer is in the question there's more of an issue than just being a newbie. Error messages are there for a reason folks, and the majority of the time they're not cryptic or trying to catch you out, they actually mean something.

And let's also notice that this is the same person who has just told me I come from England. There's implying something and then there's expecting people to read your mind.

Actually I was going to stop there but now I won't. You say "Please answer the question next time" but if I answered every stupid question posted on these boards I'd die of RSI (if that's possible). Just like the people who post "What's the best distro?" or "How do I see windows from linux?" or the even more common "Red Hat 9 XMMS MP3 problem" some things deserve to be ignored.

People who don't read error messages, can't search forums and won't use man pages before asking questions will never cope with linux.

Yes I'm cynical, but some things ARE crap.

Last edited by Komakino; 10-15-2004 at 03:52 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 03:55 PM   #7
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mara thanks for your concern all i am trying to do is install wine and run the program paltalk on it u see i desided that linux is beter for me and there is no need for windows and all the mic* *ft s*t to rull my pc i thout open scurce is beter....if there are some people who do not like newbyes then what can i say..........i thout that people in this forum want others to join in using linux....if not........................................


mara thanks again.................


linux_camel using mandrake linux 10.1

ps to komakino...........mate(as uoy would say in england) i come from greece and belive me i know how to curse and make fun of people beter than an englishman like yourself does but uoy see .... irespect this forum and the ones using it so.........i rest my case
 
Old 10-15-2004, 04:05 PM   #8
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linux_camel, in your case it's easy. Open Mandrake package tool (don't remember its name in version 10) and install flex. If you prefer command line use
su
(enter your root password)
urpmi flex

Komakino, let's make this discussion private.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 04:41 PM   #9
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Old 10-15-2004, 05:06 PM   #10
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ps to komakino...........mate(as uoy would say in england) i come from greece and belive me i know how to curse and make fun of people beter
than an englishman like yourself does but uoy see .... irespect this forum and the ones using it so.........i rest my case
No, I wouldn't call anyone 'mate', you've met too many londoners. I don't curse, it's vulgar, and whilst I'm not going to put to the test whether you can or can't make fun better than 'any Englishman' (which I doubt - sarcasm is something the rest of the world haven't taken to nearly as well as us) I didn't come here to make fun. I only respect those who demand it, ergo...
 
  


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