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Old 03-15-2003, 02:24 PM   #1
samoht625
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how do i install?


i am attempting to install something called setrinet. (which can be checked out at http://setrinet.sourceforge.net .) i am a total newbie and can't seem to configure it correctly. after that, it doesnt make correctly, so i dont even get to the make installers step. i think i'm missing a cc or something like that. could someone please shed some light on the issue...? thanks!
 
Old 03-15-2003, 02:27 PM   #2
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We need more information. What is ./configure telling you is wrong? If that went ok, what is make telling you is wrong?

Good Luck
 
Old 03-15-2003, 02:42 PM   #3
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ah sorry. ok so i go to the folder using cd. then i use "configure." i get this back:

creating cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr//bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... found
checking for strerror in -lcposix... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

hope this makes more sense to you than it does to me...
btw, i'm using mandrake 9 and gnome if you need that info.

-samoht
 
Old 03-15-2003, 03:29 PM   #4
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Whoah... it look like automake and friends aren't there. I can't remember if Mandrake 9 uses rpm's. Try this and see if autoconf/automake appears and tell me what it says.

rpm -qa | grep auto*

Maybe you're trying to run ./configure from account with a bad PATH. Are you running ./configure as root or user??
 
Old 03-15-2003, 04:45 PM   #5
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libnautilus2-2.0.5-5mdk
mkxauth-1.7-7mdk
nautilus-gtkhtml-0.3.2-4mdk
autologin-1.0.0-6mdk
nautilus-2.0.5-5mdk

i get that message.

i had some luck with installing aim which was an rpm file. this, however, requires me to configure, then make, then make installer. check out setrinet.sourceforge.net if you want to see what format the files are (you can download them quite quickly as they are very small...)

thanks for all the help so far...

btw, i was doing it as a user. i just tried doing it as a root and the same message occured...
 
Old 03-15-2003, 06:10 PM   #6
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Hmm... it looks like automake wasn't installed. I find that kinda hard to believe though. Try typeing whereis automake, whereis autoconf, locate automake, and locate autoconf. If those don't return anything useful you might wanna start looking for a Mandrake package for it.

Have you ever installed anything where you had to use ./configure before??
 
Old 03-18-2003, 06:05 PM   #7
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You're missing the development tools. Use the mandrake tools to locate the development tools (c compiler etc) and install them. You may find you need to install various -dev or -devel packages as well.

Compiling from source is a bitch, and experience merely makes it possible rather than pleasant. Unfortunately it's currently required to use Linux. Hopefully we can change that soon
 
  


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