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Old 04-15-2004, 01:23 PM   #1
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SuSE installation (program installation, not os)


Hi. I have come here as a last resort before i install windows :O again.

I am currently running SuSE 8.2 <pro> but have been in fedora and mandrake very recently, but am still very much a newbie. I am trying to install some software (some of the ati.2 binaries for the gatos project <gatos.sf.net>)

I untar the file(s) fine and in the proper directory. i cd into that new directory made by the tar. 1st off, there is no configure file here. is this ok? (therefore ./configure doesnt work). There is a make file though, so i use the command: make -f Makefile.linux and I get the following response:

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LINUX:/usr/local/bin/drm-kernel # make -f Makefile.linux
Error: Could not locate kernel tree in /lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB-athlon/build/include /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-4GB-athlon/include /usr/src/linux/include /usr/include
LINUX:/usr/local/bin/drm-kernel #
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I tried downloading the kernel source from kernel.org and making soft links (my kernel source is in /usr/src/linux-2.4.20.SuSE/) like this:

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ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-4GB-athlon /usr/src/linux-2.4.20.SuSE
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and this worked ok (the soft link), but the same error came up
any help is really appreciated

if it helps... I installed every developmental package during my SuSE installation

Thanks again
jason
 
Old 04-15-2004, 01:45 PM   #2
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Normally, SuSE is pretty thurough.
If you've installed a majority of the dev packages, n such, then there really shouldn't be a problem

If there is no configure in the program directory, try just issuing:
# make without anything else attached to it.

Sometimes programs don't have a configure script with the program.
You simply run a make && make install && make clean(if you desire to do so) and all should be ok.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 01:51 PM   #3
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When i do just make by itself here is what i get:

LINUX:/usr/local/bin/drm-kernel # make
Use "make -f Makefile.linux" to manually build drm.o

so this is what i said i did above. Nonetheless, i tried the make && make install

LINUX:/usr/local/bin/drm-kernel # make && make install
Use "make -f Makefile.linux" to manually build drm.o
install in programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/os-support/linux/drm/kernel done

^does this mean it is okay? is the make already done within the tar?

t
 
Old 04-15-2004, 02:11 PM   #4
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Above you mentioned ati.2 binaries?
Did it come with any installation documentation?

If it's a binary, do you even need to compile anything?
If I'm not mistaken, some binaries just run. Nothing to do.
Kind of like game servers for linux that are normally winows only games. Because they don't / can't release the source, you simply run the binary executable.

What is the exact name of the program you are trying to install?
Look in your install directory for whatever executables are there and see if it isn't just binaries.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 02:22 PM   #5
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from the gatos site:

tar zxvf ATI-4.3.0-X.i386.tar.gz is what they are talking about for the binaries. (i think). the instructions for this where to just untar it in whatever directory /usr i think

so i guess you are right, there is no configuration for this part. so whenever i download binaries i dont need to install anything? can you download binaries for any software?

to get my TV working, i also had to install other things.. what was giving me trouble is this thing called drm-kernel-some#.

I also must in the future install a avview-###, a ffmpeg### and so on.

so am i okay to just untar it in the same directory as i untarred the ATI* file up there?

thank you so much... i really appreciate it
 
  


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