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Old 08-12-2005, 04:21 PM   #1
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How do I install software trough the command line ???


Hi,
I know that's a very silly question, but I am having troubles to install softwares in my Mandriva Linux. For example, at the moment I am trying to install "Neuroscope - 1.2.3". But this happens with nearly all software I try to install. I can extract the downloaded file and type ./configure. No problems... But when I type make or make install I keep getting this message:

make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

????

Does anyone know what's wrong? Is there anyway of installing software trough a graphical interface?
Thanks for the help!


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Old 08-12-2005, 04:30 PM   #2
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saving

from what i know(not too much):
1)create an empty directory or have one existing where you want the data to go to.
2)mount the cd using 'mnt /dev/hda' (/dev/hda might be different on your system. look in /etc/fstab to see what your cd-rom drive is called)
3) copy the contents of the cd from one directory to the other using 'cp':
'cp /dev/hda <otherdirectory>' where <otherdirectory> is the directory you want the data.
(i hope im right - good luck)
 
Old 08-12-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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I have the dowloaded file already in the disk... It was compacted... I then extracted but cannot install the program! But I didn't know how to install from the CD anyway ! So thanks for the tip!
 
Old 08-12-2005, 05:30 PM   #4
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what does the last ten lines of ./configure say?
 
Old 08-13-2005, 03:18 AM   #5
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Here are the last ten lines of ./configure:

checking for Qt... libraries /usr/lib/qt3//lib, headers /usr/lib/qt3//include using -mt
checking for moc... /usr/lib/qt3//bin/moc
checking for uic... /usr/lib/qt3//bin/uic
checking whether uic supports -L ... yes
checking whether uic supports -nounload ... yes
checking if Qt needs -ljpeg... no
checking for rpath... yes
checking for KDE... configure: error:
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix!
[root@ivan neuroscope-1.3.1]#
 
Old 08-13-2005, 03:52 AM   #6
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Like the error said you will need the KDE headers installed. While you are at it, install headers for gnome, xorg, kernel, png, jpg, gif, obdc, and a few others.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 04:57 AM   #7
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Hello Electro,
me too faced and still facing such type of problems.....
so could you please tell me how to install header for them..

i hope it must be from the cd from which the distribution has been installed ( but if it is to be from the cd.......then why problem is occuring ??? b'coz i did the full installation)

regards
 
Old 08-13-2005, 08:40 AM   #8
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u need to install kde-libs

and if that is installed in /usr/kde or /usr/lib/kde or /opt/kde u need to install ur S/W as

./configure --prefix=/opt/kde

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Old 08-13-2005, 10:02 AM   #9
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No, KDE software usually knows to look for KDE in /opt and install in /usr/local. I also recommend that you install all of the *-devel-* stuff you can find if you have not already and post the last ten lines of ./configure again.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:25 PM   #10
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I had a look, and I am pretty sure I have the KDE libs installed in the directory: /usr/lib/kde3
So I tryed to install using the command ./configure --prefix=/usr/lib/kde3, at the end I get the exact same message as in the previous post... ??? The exact same thing happens when I try to install the program kstars-1.1 . But anyway, how do I install all those libraries and how do I install all those *-devel-* stuff??? Thanks for all tips!

HELP!!!
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:44 PM   #11
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*-devel-* refers to any package with "devel" in their name. You have to install those for KDE for now, but you may want to install other things that need other devel packages, so you are better of installing them all. It is installation problems like these that made me switch to Slackware.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 06:32 AM   #12
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Take a look at my posts in this thread for a solution to your problem.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 10:59 PM   #13
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Ok, it works!!!
Thanks everybody for the HELP! Reddazz, the thread was VERY helpful! I installed the libs and no problems to install software now! So thanks a lot! Can I install all the other libraries (mentioned in the thread above - xorg, GNOME, etc) in the same way? Should I?

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