I installed Red Hat 7.1 last week and I'm beginning to get comfortable with a few of the most basic commands/tools available in linux. But, like many others, I'm having a bit of trouble with things that could only trouble a newbie. I heard about the game Frozen Bubble on one of the many linux forums I have visited in the last week and made an attempt to install it thinking it wouldn't be a big deal and I could learn how to install things in the process. Well this game requires a couple of special SDL components as well as something to get SDL and Perl working together. I have downloaded all the necessary files (mostly as red hat rpms) and I tried to install them, but Frozen Bubble still does not work. After I found the -U upgrade flag for the rpm tool I was able to get past the first error message that installing the SDL update caused (which took me more than an hour to figure out
) . But I don't know if there is a configure command or something like that that still needs to be run or how to install the little add-on packages (SDL_image, SDL_mixer) and the SDL-Perl thingy. I ran their respective rpms but got an error in there somewhere and I don't know how to fix it. The worst part is that I don't know how to check to see if I've done it correctly other than trying to run Frozen Bubble which may itself not be installed correctly. Frankly I don't know where to turn since neither the Frozen Bubble site
nor the SDL site
nor the SDL-Perl site
have any kind of documentation related to installing the software, much less anything directed at us poor hapless newbies to the world of linux.