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Old 12-01-2005, 01:34 PM   #1
ThumperThumb
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How do I install amarok?


I know even the newbies around here know what to do here, but I'm in no way a computer programmer. I just need help figuring out how to operate this system. I don't understand how to use the command line. Even when I copy and paste commands from installation documents to the command line, such as "./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`", it tells me it "Cannot run specified command!" Another problem I've found is that the shells inside this amarok package don't run after they've been extracted, but they do while they're still in tar form. WHAT DO I DO?
 
Old 12-01-2005, 01:52 PM   #2
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Re: How do I install amarok?

Quote:
Originally posted by ThumperThumb
I know even the newbies around here know what to do here, but I'm in no way a computer programmer. I just need help figuring out how to operate this system. I don't understand how to use the command line. Even when I copy and paste commands from installation documents to the command line, such as "./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`", it tells me it "Cannot run specified command!" Another problem I've found is that the shells inside this amarok package don't run after they've been extracted, but they do while they're still in tar form. WHAT DO I DO?
If you want to install amarok you can use the ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3 If the folder /opt/kde3 is the folder where kde is installed, otherwise use --prefix=/usr/kde3 if kde is installed in the /usr directory.

The last problem is a riddle, I don't understand the problem. what do you mean with the shell in the amarok directory?
Hope it helps.

Last edited by mr_demilord; 12-01-2005 at 01:54 PM.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 02:06 PM   #3
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Okay, did that, bnut now I get

configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.

Of course, that's the short version. I still don'tknow what this means though.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 04:29 PM   #4
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Okay, did that, bnut now I get

configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
As the error suggests, you may not have GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) installed or it may not be in your PATH. You need GCC in order to configure & install programs from source.

What distro are you using?

Try this at the command line
Code:
locate gcc
or

Code:
whereis gcc
If you find it, then you have GCC installed but it is not in your PATH. If you don't find anything that means you don't have GCC installed.

In any case, report the result back of the above command here and we'll take a step further.

Tux,

Last edited by tuxrules; 12-01-2005 at 04:31 PM.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 07:06 PM   #5
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If you tell us your distro mabye we can direct you to a precompiled package. I'd suggest reading a few tutorials on linux. do a google search on rute.pdf.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 06:12 PM   #6
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I typed in whereis gcc and it just responded with

gcc:

I am using Suse
 
Old 12-02-2005, 07:00 PM   #7
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try this link scroll down to suse look through there.

http://amarok.kde.org/amarokwiki/index.php/Download

when you get the rpm install it as root with this command in the terminal

# rpm -ivh amarok-xxx.rpm

don't type the xxx there just place holders for your rpms real name.

post back tell us how it goes.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 06:59 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boow
try this link scroll down to suse look through there.

http://amarok.kde.org/amarokwiki/index.php/Download

when you get the rpm install it as root with this command in the terminal

# rpm -ivh amarok-xxx.rpm

don't type the xxx there just place holders for your rpms real name.

post back tell us how it goes.
All of the rpms on this site require Suse 9.1 and higher. I have Suse 9.0. I would like to upgrade, but I've looked at trying to get this done, and all the downloads are huge (1.1 G). this leads me to believe that the amount of stuff already on my computer from Suse 9.0 takes up just about the same amount of space. So far, since Linux seems to have a "do-everything-manually" attitude, I've come to the conclusion that I would have to go through my hard drive and delete all the old Suse 9.0 files after I install Suse 10, and that would require me to remember where and what all the Suse 9 files are, and where and what all the Suse 10 files will be so that I don't accidentally delete them. Please tell me I'm being paranoid and that I can upgrade with two jiggles of a jack rabbits ass. I really just want to listen to some music, man.

Last edited by ThumperThumb; 12-04-2005 at 07:03 PM.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 07:45 PM   #9
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Have you tried xmms?
 
Old 12-04-2005, 08:13 PM   #10
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Yes, I have xmms, but this program isn't as organized as I'd like. Plus it doesn't support acc or m4a.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 08:18 PM   #11
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Are you on a lan line? Have you tried upgrading kde?
 
Old 12-04-2005, 08:25 PM   #12
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9.0 is older and may have a do everything manual feel try ugrading to 10.0. Amarok has alot of dependencies used in newer versions of kde. You will fight like hell to install on a base 9.0 install.It may be easier to upgrade to 10.0. And you may find a less manual feel.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 09:37 PM   #13
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Okay, now attempting to upgrade . . .
 
  


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