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Old 12-19-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
Bodrey
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Exclamation Need help with package installs


Hi Folks,

I'm having a lot of problems getting packages to install in Puppy Linux (431). First off, I'd like to point out that I am a TOTAL Linux newbie. I just installed PL the other day. I don't know the first thing about compiling, etc. If I can't find a .PET for a program I'm lost...

For example, I'm trying to install a program called qBittorrent with no success. This is what the ReadMe file says...

"For installation, follow the instructions from INSTALL file, but simple:

./configure
make && make install
qbittorrent

will install and execute qBittorrent hopefully without any problem."

I open rxvt, navigate to the qbittorrent folder (where I extracted the package) and I type "./configure"

It responds with "You don't seem to have 'make' or 'gmake' in your PATH. Cannot proceed."

I'm assuming my syntax is wrong and I have NO idea what to do. I need EXPLICIT instructions on how to use these commands.

If I type 'make' or 'gmake' it says, "bash: g/make: command not found". I Googled this and someone said, "make package may not be installed". Nothing in the Puppy Package Installer about it. I have no idea if it's installed or not. Don't know how to tell.

I've also tried to use the 'sudo' command but I get an error when I do this as well, but not when I type just 'su'.

I NEED HELP!!!
 
Old 12-19-2009, 08:09 PM   #2
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Make is a program that automates the compilation of programs with more than one source file.

You do not have it installed.

You cannot compile source packages without it.

I also notice you said "make && make install". This makes me wonder, do you do all your normal work as root? If so, it's a bad idea because you can very easily break your Linux installation in root.

Last edited by MTK358; 12-19-2009 at 08:13 PM.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 08:12 PM   #3
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What that means is that you probably will need the following: gcc and g++ along with automake. However after a quick google search I am finding that you also need a package called. devx_300.sfs
 
Old 12-19-2009, 10:47 PM   #4
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If you install the lsb package it should work.
 
  


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