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I'm really confused. I've read through several posts about installing stuff, just to learn how to do it now that I have redhat installed and I can't grasp the concept for the life of me. I figured I would try something easy , so I downloaded a game from happypenguin.org - neverball. Looks cool enough to be happy with once it is installed. I extracted it from the tar, got it in its own folder, entered the folder and typed make, went through a process and reported one error. Got a bunch of new text files..and..thats it. I am odviously missing something, or am I just not trying hard enough. I tried kicking the computer..but that didn't seem to help any.
Just do 'make'. The three commands are what's usually used. Make sure you are in the right directory. Post any errors you get. The './neverball' executes the neverball program in the current directory.
cc -Wall -O3 -ansi -I/usr/include/SDL -D_REENTRANT -c text.c
text.c:16:21: SDL_ttf.h: No such file or directory
In file included from text.c:21:
image.h:5:21: SDL_ttf.h: No such file or directory
In file included from text.c:21:
image.h:16: parse error before "TTF_Font"
text.c:35: parse error before '*' token
text.c:35: warning: type defaults to `int' in declaration of `text_font'
text.c:35: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
text.c: In function `text_init':
text.c:45: warning: implicit declaration of function `TTF_Init'
text.c:49: warning: implicit declaration of function `TTF_OpenFont'
text.c:49: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
text.c:50: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
text.c:51: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
text.c: In function `text_free':
text.c:70: warning: implicit declaration of function `TTF_CloseFont'
text.c:74: warning: implicit declaration of function `TTF_Quit'
text.c: In function `text_size':
text.c:86: warning: implicit declaration of function `TTF_SizeText'
make: *** [text.o] Error 1
Thanks for the help. Geuss everything needs something else. This program needs another program and I need a little more help..haha.
I downloaded the SDL_ttf and installed it, and after that the other installer still would not install, reports the same errors I listed above. In this type of thing normal? To have frequent errors like this?
Sorry I don't know much about this stuff yet, my linux books arrive in the mail today..oh yeah!
Hi there.... sorry to leech off your post, but...
The preceeding info found here was very helpful and let me do exactly what I wanted to do, which was install blackbox from a tar.gz, but now I have a question.
Here is the tail end of my install adventure.