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Old 08-28-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
umair ahmed
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facing ns2 installation issues in ubuntu 11.04

I am trying to install ns2 version 2.34 in ubuntu 11.04 ,i have it installed on my ubuntu 10.10 but now I wann do it in 11.04 but I am unable to do so I have run
sudo apt-get update
command to update my ubuntu and is updated ,but when I run
sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev gcc-4.3
I get this error
sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev gcc-4.3
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package gcc-4.3
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'gcc-4.3'
so I installed with gcc-4.4 and followed the instructions from
but I am getting the errors like otcl make failed ,I am attaching the errors here ,please have a look ,I am tired of gcc compiler errors and otcl make failed
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:09 AM   #2
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Ubuntu 11.04 : Not the best choice for building ns-allinone-2.34.
But the 32bits 11.04 can be used. ( 10.04 LTS is better.)
( If it's a 64bits 11.04 : Any compiler will create "ns buffer overflow".

"Erlend's porting to gcc4.5"
.. is probably OK, but the slightest change (in g++ ?) by an update
may require further edits in ns-allinone-2.34.

The proof way is: Use a gcc/g++ version 3.4.6 compiler, built for 11.04 : See *EDIT
> gcc34-compat-3.4.6_i386.deb
> g++34-compat-3.4.6_i386.deb

Start from scratch in a new directory, no edits in ns, etc. :
cd ns-allinone-2.34/ && export CC=gcc34 CXX=g++34 && ./install

More info : LQ Search → → Keyword = ns-allinone

*EDIT : Now (a month later), g++ 3.4.6 isn't working any more.
The only usable seems to be gcc/g++ version 4.2.4 :


Last edited by knudfl; 09-25-2011 at 04:14 PM.
Old 08-29-2011, 02:54 AM   #3
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otcl error

Hi guys,
I'm aware that the fix is a shoddy one, but it works for the moment..

Umair, the error you are reporting should be fixed if you do the following:

Fix the error in the linking of otcl by editing line 6304 of otcl-1.13/configure so that it reads
SHLIB_LD="gcc -shared"
instead of
SHLIB_LD="ld -shared"
This is described in the blog post.

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Old 08-29-2011, 11:08 AM   #4
umair ahmed
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@ Erlender :
Sir I followed all the instructions on your blog
but it is working for ubuntu 10.10 but for ubuntu 11.04 it is not. I also did this
 SHLIB_LD="gcc -shared"
instead of
SHLIB_LD="ld -shared"
but yet there is otcl make issue ,
Old 03-07-2012, 11:22 AM   #5
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degrading Ubuntu 11.10 to 11.04

Will this degrading of Operating System affect the data. It can be degraded or not ??


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