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Old 09-15-2004, 10:43 AM   #1
Steph00
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progs on mandrake 9.2


Okay, I'm kind of a Linux newbie, I installed over 6 months ago. I had gaim, xchat, mozilla, mozilla firefox and openoffice for my progs...

A friend struggled to help me download/install gaim. I thought I could do it myself this time, but found out after much frustration that I can't. I've tried through console and urpmi through the configure>install software option. Neither way was successful for me. Last time I tried on console, I got this error.

Failed dependencies:
libnss3 is needed by gaim-0.82.1-0mdk9.2
libgtkspell.so.0 is needed by gaim-0.82.1-0mdk9.2
libnspr4.so is needed by gaim-0.82.1-0mdk9.2
libnss3.so is needed by gaim-0.82.1-0mdk9.2
libplc4.so is needed by gaim-0.82.1-0mdk9.2
libplds4.so is needed by gaim-0.82.1-0mdk9.2
libsmime3.so is needed by gaim-0.82.1-0mdk9.2
libsoftokn3.so is needed by gaim-0.82.1-0mdk9.2
libssl3.so is needed by gaim-0.82.1-0mdk9.2



I tried to download firefox, and it would stop and then I got confused at what it was telling me.


I can't seem to get xchat either...

I'm sorry for such silly issues, I'm just frustrated with it now, and about to throw my laptop out the window.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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you need to install the following packages:

libnss3
libgtkspell.so.0
libnspr4.so
etc etc (see the pattern?)

you might try this command, should reoslve the dependency issues:

# urpmi gaim-0.82.1-0mdk9.2

what are the error messages associated with firefox?

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Old 09-15-2004, 10:59 AM   #3
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It tells me no package named when I try that.


When I try firefox, (I just did it again and got a little further), I did the tar -xzvf ______ and it went through that, then I thought I was supposed to go with the cd thing, and then it doesn't do any of that right...
 
Old 09-15-2004, 01:24 PM   #4
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hmm... as for the gaim problem, make sure your root (su) and paste the exact output
as for firefox, let's assume the tarball is named firefox.tar.gz, is this what you're doing?

Code:
[Steph00@localhost ~]$ ls
firefox.tar.gz .otherfile otherfile* etc/
[Steph00@localhost ~]$ tar -xzvf firefox.tar.gz
[Steph00@localhost ~]$ ls
firefox.tar.gz .otherfile otherfile* etc/ firefox/
note the new firefox directory is created, and doesnt have the .tar.gz extension
[Steph00@localhost ~]$ cd firefox
[Steph00@localhost firefox]$ ls
You program(s) should be here
 
Old 09-15-2004, 01:28 PM   #5
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Okay so I got Firefox installed, pretty much...
On the setup, where you choose the destination directory... It keeps telling me "Can't make destination directory." for every folder that I try.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 01:32 PM   #6
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Be sure to do this as root.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 01:38 PM   #7
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I am, everytime I open up console to do something file-wise, I enter my password right away.


It's not working for xchat either. When I go tar -xjvf <filename> it goes through the file scroll like it should, and then when I go ./configure it doesn't work.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 01:42 PM   #8
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issue this command trying to install xchat:

# ./configure 1> XCHATERROR 2>> XCHATERROR

this will run the configure script, and sent all output and errors to a text file called XCHATERROR

paste the first and last 10 lines of that file
 
Old 09-15-2004, 01:47 PM   #9
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This is what I get everytime I try to install a file that requires ./configure


[root@localhost stephaniebeemer]# ./configure 1>XCHATERROR2>> XCHATERROR
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
[root@localhost stephaniebeemer]#
 
Old 09-15-2004, 01:49 PM   #10
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What that means is there is no ./configure script
I notice your in /home/stephaniebeemer
shouldnt you be in /home/stephaniebeemer/xchat?

a little breakdown:
./configure does this
./ = current directory
configure = executable
./configure = launch the configure in the current directory

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Old 09-15-2004, 01:56 PM   #11
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Ok then when I did that, it gave me two blank lines....




when i tried to do ./configure on xchat again, this is what I got.


[root@localhost stephaniebeemer]# cd xchat-2.0.9
[root@localhost xchat-2.0.9]# ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
[root@localhost xchat-2.0.9]#
 
Old 09-15-2004, 02:06 PM   #12
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install GCC from your CD(s)
if using KDE:
Start->system->packaging->install packages
type gcc in teh search, and search by description
install GCC, G++, libgcc, libgccplus etc etc
 
Old 09-15-2004, 02:45 PM   #13
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I tried that and it gave me a huge box of all the files listed saying they could not be installed.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 02:54 PM   #14
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This is causing all of your errors. You need (read need) a C/C++ compiler on a linux system, it's crippled without one.
You might try downloading the RPM's needed, or even upgrading your distro to 10.0 - it's hella better than 9.x
 
Old 09-15-2004, 05:10 PM   #15
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Thanks so so so so soo much for trying to help me. I really appreciate it. I'm going to try and get either a different distro or 10..
 
  


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