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Old 10-07-2004, 10:11 AM   #1
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make, gcc, and glibc question


I have SuSE Personal 9.1 upgraded to 2.6.5-7.108-default. I am installing the Cisco VPN client for Linux. It stated that I need the kernel source. I installed the RPM for the source and then ran the Cisco install. I said it could not find the make and gcc commands. I have since found out that the personal edition leaves all the development stuff out of the distro. I have since installed the make, gcc, and glibc (dependency) RPM's and did get the Cisco client installed.

My question is: Am I always going to be running scripts that say that I have missing development files with this version of SuSE? Is there a larger development RPM that includes everything that was left out of the personal edition?

Thanks....
 
Old 10-07-2004, 12:50 PM   #2
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Hi I have encountered a very similar problem but at least know now (having read your post) what is the cause!

I have tried to install a wireless package and it says use the 'make command' and using the same suse 9.1 as you have I kept getting 'command not found'.

Having managed to figure out (I am an uber newbie to Linux) that I need to install the make command first in order to install the package I have (i think) donwloaded the command install tar file, unpacked it and.... now have no idea what to do!

Clearly you have been able to get past this and although I cannot help you with your query (though I think you are right) - is it straightforward for me to introduce this make command to my system?!

The nearest I got to this sort of thing in the past was Amiga Dos and then all you had to do was copy the command exe into the cmd directory... if memory serves.

Many thanks
Joe
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:32 AM   #3
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So far I haven't needed anything else besides:

kernel source
make
gcc
glibc-devl

I'm still wondering though if there is an RPM out there that installs the entire development package.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:50 AM   #4
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I used to run SuSE 9.1 Personal, too. It is beautiful, but in making a Personal version, they chose to scale down the wrong things, IMO.
These very basic dependencies are integrated in SuSE 9.1 Professional. The download mirrors can be found here.
I have never come across a package that will install those you mention, but once you ftp to the mirror server, the RPMs should be fairly easy to find.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 05:05 AM   #5
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Thanks very much for the posts, I will follow up the link to the mirrors - thanks!

I have another thread running specifically about the make command and I am getting great responses from this also.

Suse Personal download is a great package but as I get more into configuring Linux, as you have said, it seems to have left very useful commands and utilities out!

another thing that appears to be missing from Suse 9 personal is usable wireless support (main reason for me trying to install make). The hardware configurator sees the card and knows what it is but will not configure it.

I will post my progress in case it's useful to you or others! If you want to read the other thread it can be found searching om my ID mcmorj. (There are only two that I know of!)

Kind regards

Joe
 
Old 10-16-2004, 01:24 AM   #6
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suse is known for having less than wonderful wireless utilities in the gui. the best bet is to get the wirless-tools package and pcmcia (should be on the disk) and monkey with those
try:
ifup wlan0 (where wlan0 = your wireless device)
dhcpcd wlan0
route

that's what i've had to do (suse 9.0).
oh yeah, make a /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0 file by hand first.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 08:10 PM   #7
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Ok thanks, I will have a go at this....

Also, my brother mentioned a great device Asus make now (although many others will do as well I expect) - it is a small box that plugs into the end of a normal ethernet wired lan cable and gets you on a wireless network that way...

Not sure what security it supports and so on but it an ASUS WL330G POCKET WIRELESS ACCESS POINT.

So if all else fails I can buy one of these (about 40.00 inc VAT UK) and have a go that way.....!

Thanks
Joe
 
  


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