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Old 03-10-2005, 01:14 AM   #1
jgibz
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n00b having problems with ./configure


Hi everyone,
I'm a total linux newbie, I just installed redhat the other day, and the only thing I've really been able to do is install firefox. I'm trying to instal gtk, glib, and wxWindows.

when I cd to the package directory and and enter ./configure I get...

[jgibz@pcp06757028pcs glib-1.2.10]$ ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking host system type... configure: error: can not guess host type; you must specify one

again i really have no idea whats going on, any help would be great

Last edited by jgibz; 03-10-2005 at 01:18 AM.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 01:22 AM   #2
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Some of your basic development utils are missing
automake
autoconf

being just two of them.
Make sure you install your entire development set first
 
Old 03-10-2005, 01:24 AM   #3
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..ignore me. gerardt beat me to it.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 04:49 AM   #4
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I won't use ./configure or install any program from source if possible. Since you're using Redhat, open terminal window, then type 'redhat-config-packages', then check whether you've checked/installed developmental packages.

*I'd rather install glib, gtk and wxPython from rpm files though.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 02:19 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the help, I actually didint install the dev packages on install
.
So I guess this means I dont have to install the things mentioned in the 1st post?
Also, Im still having some problems with installing some rpms

rpm -i <filename.rpm> is correct?

When I do that I get :

error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

I also get this when trying to install Mplayer:

warning: mplayer-1.0pre6-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 75aa026a
error: Failed dependencies:
libmp3lame.so.0 is needed by mplayer-1.0pre6-1

Thanks again
 
Old 03-10-2005, 04:45 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by jgibz
Thanks everyone for the help, I actually didint install the dev packages on install
.
So I guess this means I dont have to install the things mentioned in the 1st post?
Also, Im still having some problems with installing some rpms

rpm -i <filename.rpm> is correct?

When I do that I get :

error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

I also get this when trying to install Mplayer:

warning: mplayer-1.0pre6-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 75aa026a
error: Failed dependencies:
libmp3lame.so.0 is needed by mplayer-1.0pre6-1

Thanks again
You must be root to install rpm's.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 04:47 PM   #7
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Get a new distro. The last Red Hat distro is about 5 years old. If you like Red Hat then get Fedora Core 3...it's essentially an updated, community based Red Hat.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 09:45 PM   #8
chii-chan
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You must install the dependencies before installing the program (in this case mplayer). Go to www.rpmfind.net and find the name of the package containing the dependencies (libmp3lame.so.0). Another good place for rpm packages is freshrpms.net and rpm.pbone.net. Good luck

Last edited by chii-chan; 03-10-2005 at 09:46 PM.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 08:32 PM   #9
jgibz
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Quote:
Originally posted by Komakino
Get a new distro. The last Red Hat distro is about 5 years old. If you like Red Hat then get Fedora Core 3...it's essentially an updated, community based Red Hat.
Okay I did install fedora core 3, Its working well, I found out what 'yum' is and I've been using that alot. Thanks everyone for the help
 
  


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