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Old 09-04-2001, 07:46 PM   #1
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tar instal of gnu parted


I downloaded the tar.gz file for gnu parted. I gunzipped the file and it gave me the tar file. The program says to do the normal,
./configure
make
make install

when I did ./configure, it stops early on in the process with the following:

[root@server parted-1.5.4-pre3]# ./configure
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... no
checking for working aclocal... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... found
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
<B>configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH</B>

Any help would be appreciated, I obviously do not know what I am doing wrong.
 
Old 09-04-2001, 07:54 PM   #2
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have you ever had any success with the ./configure,make,make install dance?

looks like you don't have the development packages installed (gcc, automake, autoconf, etc.) or if installed, they are not in your path.
 
Old 09-04-2001, 08:01 PM   #3
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first time

This is the first time I have tried installing anything.
What things should I try first?
Anything I should search for to see if i have? How would I do that?

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 09-04-2001, 08:53 PM   #4
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which distribution are you using? if it's suse as your handle suggests, fire up yast2 and see if you have these installed:

make, automake, autoconf, gcc, gpp. it's all in package set 'D' .

when you get to 'make install' you may need to 'su' root if it needs write access to the /bin directory
 
Old 09-04-2001, 09:13 PM   #5
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mandrake

I am running Mandrake 8.0. I couldn't get SUSU to run. I would like to learn the command line way for checking so as to be able to do this on any distro.

I have tried rpm -qa | grep make (also for autoconf) and the command prompt just returns with nothing displayed. Does this mean they are not there is is another method needed for finding them?

Thanks for your help, we are getting closer.
 
Old 09-04-2001, 09:46 PM   #6
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their probably not installed,here's what rpm -qa | grep make returns on my machine:

makewhat-2001.5.10-0
make-3.79.1-109
makedev-2.5.3-129
automake-1.4-334
 
Old 09-04-2001, 09:54 PM   #7
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OK, so my next move is to install them. I have Mandrake 8.0 burned to CD from an Image i downloaded from the internet.
What do I need to do to get these installed?

Thank you for your time, I appreciate your patience.
 
Old 09-04-2001, 10:04 PM   #8
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mount your cd then do a ls -l to see if they are on there. if so then install with rpm -i -v filename.rpm
 
Old 09-05-2001, 11:38 AM   #9
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hmmm.

I installed all the necessary RPMs. Taht went well and finally ./configure run, and it needed some info from a program called e2fsprogs. So I downloaded that and installed it. ./configure ran completely, i did a make, then make install.
But there is so much info how can you ever tell if there are errors?
I did see something at the end that said something about a "recursive" issue.

And where do programs normally install themselves to?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-05-2001, 12:06 PM   #10
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after you've compiled the packages, if there was a problem you would usually see an error code at the end...when I want to see if the package is installed I can usually just run the "which" command and it will show me, assuming of course, it's in my $PATH variable. For example:

>which netscape

>/usr/local/netscape

you can always do a "find as well to see if it's there..

>find / -name filename -print


that works too...

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