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Old 07-25-2003, 07:58 AM   #1
Karin
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problem installing Lyx


Hi everyone,

To start working with Linux is harder than I expected, I know all beginnings are hard, but I didn't know it was going to be like this, I started a few days ago so the term newbie really applies! I think I learned a lot in these few days, but there are still a lot of mysteries in the world we call Linux.

I wrote a book and heard I should use lyx to create a PDF-file to send to the publisher (actually I needed QuarkXpress, but as a student paying $ 800 for QuarkXress and buying a Mac was not an option) So I downloaded Linux (Red Hat 7.3) and installed it, and so far it's working.

Now I downloaded Lyx-1.2.0 as .tgz , I gunzipped it, tar’ed it and ran configure, and the fun started:


**** The following problems have been detected by configure.
**** Please check the messages below before running 'make'.
**** (see the section 'Problems' in the INSTALL file)

** Cannot find libforms or libxforms. Please check that the xforms library
is correctly installed on your system.

** Cannot find forms.h. Please check that the forms library
is correctly installed on your system.


so I checked the INSTALL file:

o If you have problems indicating that configure cannot find a part of
the xforms or Xpm library, use the --with-extra-lib and --with-extra-inc
options of configure to specify where these libraries reside.

o Configure will seemingly fail to find xpm.h and forms.h on linux
if the kernel headers are not available. Two cases are possible:

- you have not installed the kernel sources. Then you should
install them or at least the kernel-headers package (or
whatever it is called in your distribution).

- you have the sources, but you did a 'make mrproper' in the
kernel directory (this this removes some symbolic links that
are needed for compilation). A 'make symlinks' in linux kernel
sources fixes that.

At first I was happy to find this information ‘cause it was exactly what I needed, but then the next problem came: I don't know where the libraries reside, I tried installing the rpm package xforms again, but it just informed me they were already installed. Then the headers .... well, I'm a newbie, what can I say????

After all of this I decided it was probably a better idea to stick to the RPM's, so I downloaded

lyx-1.2.1-1.0.i386.rpm and (as I thought) all dependencies

But still got:

error: failed dependencies:
libpspell-modules.so.1 is needed by lyx-1.2.1-1.0
libpspell.so.4 is needed by lyx-1.2.1-1.0

I thought that's OK I can fix that... but I couldn't, libraries just aren't my thing.


Can anyone please help me?
 
Old 07-25-2003, 10:59 AM   #2
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Hi,
First of all your using a very old version. go get version 1.3.2 .
You may want to consider upgrading to Redhat 9.0.
That's what i've got and lyx works great.
Oh, when you do ./configure do this: ./configure --with-frontend=qt
It looks great.
good luck.
Michael
 
Old 07-25-2003, 05:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help, but I don't have a fast internet connection here so downloading RH 9.0 is going to be a problem.

Someone please help me...
 
Old 07-25-2003, 09:00 PM   #4
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did you try downloading the lasting Lyx to see if it works with Redhat 7.3?
 
Old 07-26-2003, 05:33 AM   #5
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Well, I tried, but it's going to take me more than an hour. Normally that won't be a problem, but I'm on vacation in France, calling to Holland for my internet connexion, it's kind of expensive...
 
Old 07-26-2003, 06:46 AM   #6
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Whew, that sure sounds nice!

Anyway, to make your calls a bit easier on the pocket book, do something like:
Create a script, one that will call wget to go to websites to grab files for you, also will use your dialer to connect first, here's an example (and I'm by no means a script artist.., just an example to get you going):
Code:
#!/bin/bash
/path/to/dialer
/path/to/wget -c http://website.org/files/filename.tar.gz
Sorry for the terrible code, but it's just to give you an idea of what I mean. Anyway, /path/to/dialer will need to be a dial app that will run from a terminal, or rather without any user input, completely self-sustained.
/path/to/wget is actually the path to wget which is a download tool, excellent one too. Once you create your script you can then dial up, ssh to your machine at home, upload the script to wherever, run it as a cronjob and disconnect. Then your system can make the local call get the info, and have it for you when you get home

Just an idea...

Cool
 
Old 07-26-2003, 07:38 AM   #7
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After a small study(remember I'm a newbie), I finally begin having some idea what your talking about, but there are a few problems, first of all I don't have a comp at home, I took it with me, and am working on it right now, second, I need it now, my vacation is more like a 'working vacation' I'm staying here for three months...

After all I decided to just download it and I did (took me a while, but ok) I ran configure, but got the same problem: still got the same problem:

**** The following problems have been detected by configure.
**** Please check the messages below before running 'make'.
**** (see the section 'Problems' in the INSTALL file)

** Cannot find libforms or libxforms. Please check that the xforms library
is correctly installed on your system.

** Cannot find forms.h. Please check that the forms library
is correctly installed on your system.

I don't know what else to do...
 
Old 07-26-2003, 08:02 AM   #8
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My appologies, I did run that by pretty quickly. I meant it as a skeleton more than instructions, so I didn't go in depth.

Apparently libforms and libxforms are exactly known as that. See if you can find such packages on your install CD, short of that, I've hunted down a link for ya (I'm on a free T3 connection, it's the least I could do for a newbie ):
http://world.std.com/~xforms/
And, not for your distro, but an RPM source (I'd look at using the source RPM since it's not for your distro if you use it at all):
http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...=libxforms0.89

And from the above page, to save you a minute or 2 on searching:
http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/...rms-1.0.tar.gz (after following a few links, here's where I went)

HTH

Cool
 
Old 07-26-2003, 10:18 AM   #9
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I looked in to it again, but I already installed the xforms package (including libforms), I tried it again, but got the message it was already installed...
 
Old 07-26-2003, 12:13 PM   #10
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Force it. Run:
rpm -qa | grep forms
And see if it pops up. Either way, try installing it with:
rpm -Uvh filename.rpm
And if it again says it's already installed do a :
rpm -Uvh --force filename.rpm
To force the install. However, that last link I shot to ya should have been a tarball, which should not even care whether it's already installed?

What do you get from it?

Post up the error message.

Cool
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:06 PM   #11
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don't forget to try this when you do your configure "./configure --with-frontend=qt"
maybe you will not need xforms I did not have to install them with that
option. When I tryed just "./configure" it gave me the " Cannot find libforms or libxforms" errors.
good luck

MIchael

Last edited by youngstorm; 07-26-2003 at 01:11 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 04:47 PM   #12
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I downloaded the tar, but after tarring I don't know what to do, to install lyx I ran configure, but there's no configure here...
 
Old 07-26-2003, 09:44 PM   #13
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OK, that's weird. Did you follow the link to 1.3.2 I gave you above. It's what I used and it worked for me. If not you might have downloaded the binary instead of the source? Look to see if you can find the "lyx" command anywhere. If not try dropping back to version 1.3.1.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 05:28 AM   #14
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After tarring there was just this:

in xforms:

-rw-r--r-- 1 karin 500 9749 Dec 8 2002 00README
-rw-r--r-- 1 karin 500 26430 Apr 1 2002 COPYING
-rw-r--r-- 1 karin 500 2884 Nov 19 2002 Changes
-rw-r--r-- 1 karin 500 217 Oct 1 2002 Copyright
-rw-r--r-- 1 karin 500 2678 Dec 3 2002 Imakefile
-rw-r--r-- 1 karin 500 751 Feb 1 1998 Imakefile.os2
-rw-r--r-- 1 karin 500 18408 Dec 8 2002 Makefile
drwxr-xr-x 2 karin 500 32768 Nov 15 2002 NT
-rw-r--r-- 1 karin 500 1908 Feb 1 1998 README.OS2
drwxr-xr-x 3 karin 500 32768 Nov 15 2002 X11
drwxr-xr-x 3 karin 500 32768 Dec 3 2002 demos
drwxr-xr-x 3 karin 500 32768 Nov 15 2002 exports
drwxr-xr-x 3 karin 500 32768 Dec 8 2002 fd2ps
drwxr-xr-x 7 karin 500 32768 Dec 8 2002 fdesign
drwxr-xr-x 3 karin 500 32768 Dec 8 2002 gl
drwxr-xr-x 4 karin 500 32768 Dec 8 2002 image
drwxr-xr-x 9 karin 500 32768 Dec 8 2002 lib
-rw-r--r-- 1 karin 500 761 Feb 1 1998 os2move.cmd
drwxr-xr-x 4 karin 500 32768 Dec 8 2002 snp
 
Old 07-27-2003, 05:41 AM   #15
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Last edited by MasterC; 07-27-2003 at 05:43 AM.
 
  


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