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Old 11-01-2003, 05:04 AM   #1
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Problems


Hi,

I am new to Linux and am continually having problems when trying to install programs. Whenever I try to use the 'make' command I always get errors, for every program I attempt to install. Im not sure whether something is missing or if I am just doing everything wrong.

Currently I am trying to install Gaim0.72, and when I try to install it, it says 'libtk8.3.so' is required. So I searched the internet for the Tk/Tcl program and downloaded it. Now when I try to install Tk/Tcl using the instructions, after running make it comes up with dozens of errors such as Error 1 on the first run and "Missing Separator" on the second run.

Can anyone give me some advice, to find out where I am going wrong.



Thanks,

Mike
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:35 AM   #2
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I have just tried to install XFree86 now, and it says "extract" or "extract.exe" do not run correctly. What have I done wrong?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 11:57 AM   #3
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What is missing here?

Start Errors---

../../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
: compile: cannot determine name of library object from `'
make[2]: *** [m_debug_clip.lo] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/mike/Mesa-5.0.2/src/math'
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mike/Mesa-5.0.2/src'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

End Errors----



Any help greatly appreciated.


Mike
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:15 PM   #4
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Hello,

Are you using the ./configure command before the make command? Most programs require you use the ./configure command to configure the program to run on your system. If you are using the command it could be a lib issue and you would need to make sure you have all the C and gtk and such libs installed to compile.

Hope I was a help!
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:31 PM   #5
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Hi,

Yes I did run the './configure' command. I am new to Linux, so im not sure if I am doing something wrong. Is there a standard folder under linux that you should install / run programs from, or wherever you like?




Thanks,

Mike
 
  


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