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Old 04-30-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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how to install conky


Hi everyone!im using slackware 12.2 and im really new to it and while i was searching around i saw in this website www.lifehacker.com that one of the most downloaded application is conky, and im really interested in trying it out but when i tried to downloaded it and installed it, it seems to not work. the steps i did was just

1. ./configure
2.make
3.make install
4.make clean

and shouldnt it work by just doing this four steps?could you please help me install this because im still kinda having a hard time in installing in linux
 
Old 04-30-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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I think your best bet is to use the SlackBuild for Conky --> http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12.2/system/conky/ However, steps 1-3 is all you should need to install Conky with its default options. The make clean step isn't needed.
 
Old 05-03-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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hi sorry for the late reply.Well that is the place where i downloaded conky but the thing is after i did the first 3 steps i dont know how to run conky.I couldnt even find it in the menu.any idea on how i can let it run?
 
Old 05-03-2009, 06:09 PM   #4
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Conky is run by executing the command conky. See the Conky screenshots page for examples of configuration files. Then take a look at the conky variables and configuration file settings to create your own configuration file.
 
Old 09-01-2010, 11:33 AM   #5
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Wink installing conky

I came to this thread trough google as I was looking for some help in installing conky.
I downloaded the package and sources from slackbuilds.
When I came to compile (./conky.slackbuild)
I was stopped cause I had to install first imlib2
When I installed imlib2 and rerun the compile
I was stopped cause I had to install lua
When I installed lua and rerun compile
I was stopped cause I had to install tolua++
During installation I had an error ...

So I stopped, but I still want to install conky in my slackware current, and I'm wondering if there is a package (*.tgz) already compiled for slackware current, that I can install with 'installpkg' ?
NjB
 
Old 09-01-2010, 12:48 PM   #6
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You're probably better off doing the compilation on your own. If you want, you can edit the slackbuild script for Conky so that it doesn't use lua (although that may restrict some functions.

The other thing to investigate is using sbopkg. That is a nice interface to the Slackbuilds.org site and allows you to set up a build queue,so all you have to do is investigate what needs to be built for Conky to work, set up the proper build order, and then let it run and install.
 
Old 09-01-2010, 01:23 PM   #7
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Post I've done it !

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Package conky-1.8.0-i486-1_SBo.tgz installed.
I came back to slackbuilds and particulary tolua++
and I read this :

Quote:
Tolua++ requires scons and lua.
I had lua but I didn't build scons.
Now I have my conky, i'll just investigate to run it cause I din't find it in the Menus

NjB
 
Old 09-01-2010, 01:25 PM   #8
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You don't run conky from a menu (well, you can if you edit the menu). Just enter conky in a console and it should start. I use conky in Fluxbox, so I've modified the ~/.fluxbox/apps file so that conky runs when Fluxbox starts.
 
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:31 AM   #9
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Be sure to read whatever info is in the writeup of each item from slackbuilds. You do not need tolua and lua and the writeup tells you how to run it without it. If you will read the help articles on slackbuild.org it will tell you how to install slackbuilds.This a part of the writeup from conky slackbuild found below. Hope you get it going it is great!


For lua scripting engine support the required dependencies are:
lua, imlib2 and tolua++

All of the above requirements are available from slackbuilds.org

To disable lua support run the build with
LUA=NO ./conky.SlackBuild
 
Old 09-02-2010, 08:46 AM   #10
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Talking Dependencies with slackbuilds

I solved my problem of dependencies installing in order :
Quote:
imlib2
lua
scons
tolua++
It would be nice I could have these informations before beginning install.

NjB
 
Old 09-02-2010, 03:02 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by njb View Post
It would be nice I could have these informations before beginning install.

NjB

Congrats on getting it installed. As for the information, to be honest it was there at Slackbuilds.org. This is Slackware, and you are expected to do your research. It is the one thing that separates Slackware from a lot of other distros.
 
Old 09-02-2010, 05:58 PM   #12
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This is Slackware, and you are expected to do your research
That's why I'm using Slackware now.
It make me understand how it work, and make me learn more and more.
Will my life be that long, that I can master this OS, I'm not sure ...
What is sure is that it give me lot of satisfaction when I solve a problem.

;-) NjB )
 
  


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