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Old 07-04-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
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Please help a newbie install Kopete 0.10.1


I deleted the old version through the Remove Software program but now I have no idea how to install the new version of Kopete. Can someone give me a totaly newbie step-by-step starting with the tar file "kopete-0.10.1.tar.bz2" please?
 
Old 07-04-2005, 02:22 PM   #2
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Hello!

This approach works on all packages ending in tar.bz2.

First of all open a terminal, by going to the directory where the file is (with Konqueror). Then press F4, and you will get a console. Then type:
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tar -xvjf kopete-0.10.1.tar.bz2
When this has finished successfully, go into the unpacked directory with cd <directory> and type:
Code:
./configure
This MUST finish successfully or else you can't install this package. When it's done type:
Code:
make
And when this also has finished without errors, type:
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su
It will prompt for a password. Type in the root password as you set it when installing your OS. Then type:
Code:
make install
When it's done, your package is installed. If you encounter any errors, come back here

Last edited by dinolinux; 07-04-2005 at 02:24 PM.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 08:18 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by dinolinux

Code:
make
And when this also has finished without errors, type:
Ok I have got this far successfully but when I typed "make" I got the following error:

make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop

in the directory there are three makefiles:

Makefile.am
Makefile.am.in
Makefile.in


Do I have to type something along with the "make?"
 
Old 07-04-2005, 08:20 PM   #4
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There was a configure file so I typed "./configure" and it did a ton of stuff but did end in the following error:

Checking for X ... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!

What do I do here?
 
Old 07-05-2005, 04:55 AM   #5
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Hi!

The error you recived there means that ./configure can't find your X installation and thinks that you haven't got a graphical interface on your computer.

I haven't used Mandriva at all, I don't know where your X include files is. You can try:
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locate include | more
This will produce a lot of output, try to look for X11, X11R6 or so. When you find your include files, write down the path, go to your kopete directory and type:
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./configure --help
Try to look after X include dirs or something similar (you can go up and down by pressing Ctrl+PageUp and Ctrl+PageDown).

Any problems, come back here
 
Old 07-05-2005, 05:52 AM   #6
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Code:
apt-get install kopete
Oops, wrong distro.

Sorry for the deliberately unhelpful post, but Mandrivel(tm) has given me so many problems in the past, I couldn't resist.

The serious question is: have you considered using a Debian based distro like SimplyMEPIS or [K]ubuntu? Then you could use apt-get, Synaptic, or KPackage to fix problems like this.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 11:24 AM   #7
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You need to install the X-devel package (or something named similar to that) from the Mandrake control center - then it will work.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 01:04 AM   #8
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I just installed GAIM via "urpmi gaim" and it was so easy. I might try doing this with Kopete someday but GAIM works.
 
  


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