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Old 01-11-2005, 10:46 AM   #1
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Question Programs Won't Install


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I'm pretty new to Linux but am catching on quite quickly. I have recently learned how to uncompress files with extensions such as tar.bz2, tar.gz and then just plain old .tar. I can do those no problem. After that I cd into the new directory that is made, but for some reason after running ./configure I get the following error at the end:

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

Now I am downloading the files into my /usr/src/ folder and I am unsure if that is causing the problem. I know that normally all someone would have to do is uncompress the file, then either use the make then make install or ./configure, make, make install. I can't even get to that point. I felt like I was making progress because I learned how to install programs finally and then I can't install them. . Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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P.S. - I am running SuSE Linux 9.2 Professional
 
Old 01-11-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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Try it again with root
 
Old 01-11-2005, 10:55 AM   #3
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I made sure to check that first. I am logged in as root. Now, I'm using the regular Shell, do I need to use a Root Shell to do the installs?

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Old 01-11-2005, 11:00 AM   #4
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i dont think it should matter, no. you can just use normal terminal, as long as your logged in as root. root terminal would just be normal terminal but you enter passwd at start and stay root.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 11:03 AM   #5
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I didn't think so. I know that normally if you want to use root privileges you have to use the su command but I thought that since I was logged on as root I was given unrestricted access to the system which includes installations.

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Old 01-11-2005, 11:21 AM   #6
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Do you have your kernel sources installed??? Library sources for required packages installed???

Even as root, you can't compile something if some of the requirements are missing.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 12:15 PM   #7
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looks like you are missing the x libraries. do you have X11-devel installed? if you are running x11 that is.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 12:26 PM   #8
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To be honest, I don't know what X11 is.

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Old 01-11-2005, 12:29 PM   #9
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I didn't have the kernel sources installed. I'm going to install those right now and see if it makes a difference. Thanks.

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Old 01-11-2005, 12:39 PM   #10
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JaseP,

That's what it was, I didn't have the kernel sources installed and it fixed the problem. Thank you!

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