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Old 07-27-2002, 01:52 PM   #1
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Newbie Help - INstalling/Compilng


if some one could point me into a good place, or tell me, how to install and compile and maybe give me a good app to start with, id appreciate it because i dont have any clue.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 02:50 PM   #2
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With most programs it's simple (.tar.gz file):
tar zxvf filename <- to unpack
cd directoryname <- to move to a directory created during unpacking the source
./configure <- to run configuration script
make <- to compile
make install <- to install

As I've written before, it's a standard way, working with most sources. You can test it with something not essential, for example a game. Freeciv (www.freeciv.org) may be a good choice.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 03:34 PM   #3
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ok thanks ill try it now man!
 
Old 07-27-2002, 04:22 PM   #4
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no luck but im trying.....rpms are easy to install lol
 
Old 07-27-2002, 04:44 PM   #5
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^bump^

it didnt work, im trying to do gicq and it said no acceptable CC found or something when i did ./config
 
Old 07-27-2002, 08:17 PM   #6
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You need to install the gcc rpm (and any dependent rpm's) from your install cd.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 08:34 PM   #7
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where on the cd can i find that?
 
Old 07-28-2002, 06:04 AM   #8
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Depending on your distro, for example in MDK it's 1st installation cd it's in
/mnt/cdrom/Mandrake/RPMS/
where /mnt/cdrom is your cdrom mount point.
 
Old 07-28-2002, 08:05 AM   #9
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If you have got the room, you might want to go back into your setup (install) and update. Make sure you check the group "development". It contains developer tools, among them is GCC and MAKE.
 
  


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