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Old 10-31-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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lubuntu 12.10 disk utility problem


Hello reader, I have installed lubuntu 12.10 and have an issue with the gnome disk utility, which seems to have had much of its features removed.

After looking around in some forums I learned that to get the old disk utility back one must build it from source. So I downloaded the source file for the latest 12.10 version before the change was made to the app.

So I follow the directions in the install file. However, I can't get past the first step, which is configuring the build. After entering ./Configure into the terminal I get this output. I think the very last line identifies the problem, but installing gnome-doc-utils yields no change.


root@nonentity-HP-530-Notebook-PC:/home/nonentity/Downloads/gnome-disk-utility-3.0.2# ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... mawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking how to create a ustar tar archive... gnutar
checking whether to disable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables...
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking how to print strings... printf
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
checking for fgrep... /bin/grep -F
checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for BSD- or MS-compatible name lister (nm)... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking the name lister (/usr/bin/nm -B) interface... BSD nm
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 1572864
checking whether the shell understands some XSI constructs... yes
checking whether the shell understands "+="... yes
checking how to convert x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu file names to x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu format... func_convert_file_noop
checking how to convert x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu file names to toolchain format... func_convert_file_noop
checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for objdump... objdump
checking how to recognize dependent libraries... pass_all
checking for dlltool... no
checking how to associate runtime and link libraries... printf %s\n
checking for ar... ar
checking for archiver @FILE support... @
checking for strip... strip
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
checking for sysroot... no
checking for mt... mt
checking if mt is a manifest tool... no
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking for objdir... .libs
checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC -DPIC
checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC -DPIC works... yes
checking if gcc static flag -static works... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes
checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld -m elf_x86_64) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... yes
checking for pkg-config... no
checking gnome-doc-utils >= 0.3.2... no
configure: error: gnome-doc-utils >= 0.3.2 not found
root@nonentity-HP-530-Notebook-PC:/home/nonentity/Downloads/gnome-disk-utility-3.0.2#

Does anyone know what the problem is? Thanks.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 01:10 AM   #2
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I'm sorry, I am not the best at compiling and installing--

This might help-
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1049158.html
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8...pendency-error

In most cases it doesn't go well because I forget that you have to be in the extracted folder before you use the ./configure command.

The build directory may have many files and subfolders-
Look for a file called "configure"
If the configuration script fails it should tell you why-
In this case I think you are missing a package or unmet dependencies.

A dependency may have other dependencies it relies on and those must be compiled as well.

If the script finishes successfully it will give you a set of build intructions "make file"

Posting the instructions of the Install File may help others to help you.

Sorry I am not good at this. I'm better at explaining the steps and the details rather than actually practicing it- Sorry--

Hope this helps some-

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 11-01-2013 at 01:12 AM.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 02:46 AM   #3
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just install the (error: gnome-doc-utils >= 0.3.2 not found) gnome-doc-utils that is greater >or= to 0.3.2. that is a document program that is part of many builds that generate documents.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 04:38 AM   #4
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checking gnome-doc-utils >= 0.3.2... no
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-doc-utils
... Will install version 0.20.10 !

The "build dependencies" for gnome-disk-utility-3.0* are listed here
http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/pr...e-disk-utility

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Old 11-01-2013, 11:00 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-doc-utils
... Will install version 0.20.10 !

The "build dependencies" for gnome-disk-utility-3.0* are listed here
http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/pr...e-disk-utility

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That is a wonderful answer and kinda correct. But the reason I rarely use ubuntu to compile with is the apt-get breaks way to many things. you add a ppa to get the updated programs or back ported programs in order to compile a said program. and look what you just did to your other projects. Apt-get is a wonderful system wide tool that works prety good for what it was made for. And that is it. If I had a dime for every time back in 2007 for broken problems with the Pango devel
stuff I would be rich. the configure calls for Greater or equal to.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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Knudfl:

At any time during the compile process when an error occurs (like op) will sudo apt-get (name of pkg) generally be the right cmd to run?
 
Old 11-02-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
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ok so I call for that exact program you need and it installs it system wide and now my x program no longer works. like say firefox.
Or say like network manager.
this has been my weak link with the apt-get world. I have programs that are from 2004 and need alternative libraries. or a new development program comes out I need a very advance program so I find that package in a registered ppa and now I install it system wide and now my system is broken what do we get frustrated.
this is not about debian or any debian systems it is about system wide use of apt-get for developing. there is times you don't need system wide installs to build stuff.
Now that all these things have been custom the average person does there update distro and things don't goes as it should. Read the forums look at the amount of failed distro upgrades with apt-get. and they say it is stable.
since this question is about what is missing I am afraid to answer with out the exact knowlege of what O/S what ppa they are using. and or is this program they are compiling already part of the apt-get world. Be careful apt-get is handle as a sudo to root and you know and I know things can break.
Quote:
configure calls for Greater or equal to
now apt-get may be better to use the new build tools that are part of apt-get.

Last edited by Drakeo; 11-02-2013 at 09:35 PM.
 
  


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