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Old 01-07-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
AzY
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errors: present but cannot be compiled


Hi @all!

I just try to compile fbdesk-1.2.1 for fluxbox, but I get lot of errors "present but cannot be compiled" for all possible headers. All librares are there, I dont know what I need to compile.

I have found, that an upgrade of gcc may be useful, but I have SuSe 9.1 and gcc -v says me 3.3.3, so I dont think it will help.

thx for any help
greetz
AzY
 
Old 01-07-2005, 09:07 PM   #2
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I make no guarantees, but let's see if I can help a little.

When do the errors occur? during ./configure? during make? Could you post some of the output? Scan over it, and see if you find where the process derails, and give a snapshot of say, 10 or so lines before and after.

When you installed fluxbox, did you run (as root) ldconfig? I'm not sure if fluxbox installs libraries, but I'd be surprised if it didn't. I've forgotten to run ldconfig a number of times myself.

Also, did you install fluxbox from source? If not, did you install the development packages? I'm guessing you did since it says it found headers, but it never hurts to ask.

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Old 01-08-2005, 08:02 AM   #3
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I have installed fluxbox from rpm and it wasn't developer package.
Yes, I get errors during configure and they was solved by run of ldconfig
But now I get this error:
Code:
checking for X... no
...
configure: error: fbdesk requires the X Window System libraries and headers.
I have X and believe to have installed all necessary librares (at least X is running )

Thanks for help!

greetz
AzY
 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:29 AM   #4
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You can compile it if you want I would use this one;
http://jaykay.zapto.org/modules/mydo...?cid=14&lid=36
If you want to compile stuff try gentoo.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 01:39 PM   #5
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Thanks @comprookie2000 for link!
But i would like to know for future, what I did wrong.

Thanks at all for help!

AzY
 
Old 01-08-2005, 03:53 PM   #6
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Well, again, more of the error would be useful. Generally, there are some "checking for..." messages prior to the "no" and the "fbdesk requires..." message.

However, with this being X, there is one very likely possibility: is the development package for X installed? When your base system is installed using package managers, typically, they don't include development files. These development files are needed by the compiler to create executables from source code. To find it, look through the package manager interface for your distro, or manually scan your install CDs.
 
  


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