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Old 01-11-2005, 07:25 AM   #1
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Quanta help... anyone? Install help please!


OK, heres the deal. I am new to linux. I have used the quanta web editor for a few days now. Like it. Downloaded the new beta version. Opened with ARK. Extracted the files to a folder named quanta in /home/user/quanta. Can't install it. Install directions say:
In order to compile and install Quanta Plus on your system, type the following in the base directory of the Quanta Plus distribution:

% ./configure
% make
% make install


Since Quanta Plus uses autoconf and automake you should have no trouble compiling it. Should you run into problems please report them to the KDE mailing lists.

Allright. This means nothing to me. I opened the Konsole thingy and typed this in... nothing. Logged in as the SU and still nothing. I can't install anything on linux. Only things I have been able to install are firefox and thunderbird. But that pretty much did it self. Some please help. I will forever be in your debt.

PS Don't recommend another editor, I've tried Screem, mozilla, I like the quanta a lot! I am determined to figure this linux install stuff out! I also don't really know what I am doing with extracting stuff either. Kinda just wingin it.

Thanks
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:28 AM   #2
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do you have a compiler(gcc and g++) and autoconf, automake, make, libtool, etc... from the development section of the install cd?
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:33 AM   #3
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I am not sure??? I downloaded the file from the internet. I don't have a CD for it. When I installed Mandrake I told it to install all of the stuff it offered up.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:38 AM   #4
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forget the file for just a sec, I'm asking about the Mandrake installation itself. try this in a console/xterm:

g++ -v

and see what the output is.

If there's not any at all, then we have to install some packages ( development packages ).
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:39 AM   #5
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I haven't used Mandrake 10.1 ( did use 10.0 a little ), but check your menu's for an software tool of some sort
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:40 AM   #6
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I found a tutorial on how to use a compiler but I don't know where to begin: heres a link http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=15

This tutorial tell me to create this compiler, but doesn't say how. It tells me the code to put in, but doesn't say where to put it in at. I don't know very much about linux at all, so any help is going toneed tobe provided from the ground up. Thanks
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:47 AM   #7
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ok, first thing we have to do is make sure you have a compiler and the necessary development tools on your system. for the compiler itself, run the following in a xterm/console:

g++ -v

and let me know if you have any output ( or a command not found error).
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:48 AM   #8
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Here is what I found out with the g++ thing

Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc/i586-mandrake-linux-gnu/3.4.1/specs
Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib --with-slibdir=/lib --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --disable-checking --enable-long-long --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-clocale=gnu --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-languages=c,c++,ada,f77,objc,java --host=i586-mandrake-linux-gnu --with-system-zlib
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.4.1 (Mandrakelinux 10.1 3.4.1-4mdk)
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:55 AM   #9
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good, we have the c++ compiler. Now its time to go back to quanta and see what we get.

cd to /home/user/quanta and execute the command "ls" (no quotes) which will give you the current files in the current working directory. There should be a file called configure in there. If there is, then try the following:

./configure

and let me know how it goes. ( you will need to install it to the kde root directory which is probably /opt/kde ( check and see if there is an /opt/kde)). If this is the case, then the line above will need to be :

./configure --prefix=/opt/kde
 
Old 01-11-2005, 08:02 AM   #10
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hi,

as well as a compiler, you'll need some more development tools, such as autoconf (as alluded to in the Quanta documentation) - check you've got autoconf installed by issuing the following in a console -

Code:
which autoconf
if it is installed, output of above should show the location of the installed program (/usr/bin/autoconf).. Chances are, if you opted to install the development programs during Mandrake installation, you should have everything you need.

you say you get nothing when you type .configure. are you in the quanta directory you extracted to? what exactly happens when you type the command?

i'm assuming you are typing ./configure, then pressing the return key - the % signs are just notation for the command prompt - you don't need to type those!
 
Old 01-11-2005, 08:03 AM   #11
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should I use the Konsole terminal? Or something else?
 
Old 01-11-2005, 08:04 AM   #12
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konsole is fine.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 08:06 AM   #13
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Also, how do i execute the ls? I need you to hold my hand through this one, step by step. I know less than nothing about programming.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 08:07 AM   #14
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this is where I am at

[josh@c-xxxxxxxxxx josh]$ /home/josh/quanta
bash: /home/josh/quanta: is a directory
 
Old 01-11-2005, 08:09 AM   #15
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type:

cd /home/josh/quanta

then:

ls

and see if one of the files in that directory is named configure
 
  


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