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Old 09-28-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
Franklovesguinness
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I'm new to Linux and have been working in the Terminal almost exclusively just to get the hang of the operating system. I tried, today, to install Lynx 2.8.6 on Ubuntu 8.04.1 through the recently installed [I]yum[I] command. However, it didn't want to install. I'll try it again later if I have to in order to bring the error message that I received up, but if anyone knows why it doesn't like Ubuntu that would be appreciated.

One more thing. The term "dependencies". What does it mean?

Thanks guys.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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It told me that the "C compiler could not create executables" after I attempted the ./configure command.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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Dependencies are packages that the current package you are trying to install depends on. Basically, these are needed to install the package.

You may need gcc to compile

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Old 09-29-2008, 02:56 AM   #4
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It told me that the "C compiler could not create executables" after I attempted the ./configure command.
You can do a search on that (e.g. google) and as far as I can remember you will get plenty of hits.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 06:49 PM   #5
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Ubuntu is a debian based system. Debian systems come with its own package management system. For redhat based systems, you might use yum, but debian based systems you use apt-get.

apt is a very reliable robust system, which many other *nix's are copying. I would stick with it, if I was you.

apt-get install lynx

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