LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-09-2003, 07:11 PM   #1
maarten
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy "/usr/local/man/man8 does not exist"


Hi,

I was trying to install a small tool called hping to learn about TCP/IP. I followed the instructions in the INSTALL file, did the ./configure, did the make, became su -all without problems- but when i did make install, i got this:

[root@redhatpc hping2-rc2]# make install
cp -f hping2 /usr/sbin/
chmod 755 /usr/sbin/hping2
ln -sf /usr/sbin/hping2 /usr/sbin/hping
@@@@@@ WARNING @@@@@@
Can't install the man page: /usr/local/man/man8 does not exist
[root@redhatpc hping2-rc2]#

Being almost a total newbie, i don't know what it means, and i don't have a clue what to do about it.
I'm running Redhat9, it says i have "kernel 2.4.20-8 on a i586", whatever that means,

any help greatly appreciated...

maarten
 
Old 07-09-2003, 07:23 PM   #2
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 22,978
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 879Reputation: 879Reputation: 879Reputation: 879Reputation: 879Reputation: 879Reputation: 879
Run configure again, and specify prefix and mandir...

./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=man
Then make & make install again

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-09-2003, 07:26 PM   #3
Capt_Caveman
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 3,658

Rep: Reputation: 57
I actually had a similar problem installing hping from source. All that error message is telling you is that the man (manual) pages for hping weren't installed. hping should be installed on your system and working. If you don't really mind not having a man page for hping, you can just ignore it and look at the hping documentation in the directory where you unpacked it for instructions.

If you really, really want a hping man page, you can open up the source code and change the path where it is trying to install the man page to the proper path and then re-compile it.

--------
edit: Or you can listen to Tinkster who beat me to it and do it the easy way

Last edited by Capt_Caveman; 07-09-2003 at 07:30 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PHP5 + Apache 2.x : /usr/local/modules/libphp5.so: Undefined symbol "apr_table_set" Ephracis Linux - Software 6 10-01-2010 12:26 PM
Compromised? Files "/usr/lib.hwm", "/usr/lib.pwd", "/usr/lib.pwi" Klaus Pforte Linux - Security 4 09-28-2004 11:33 PM
What's with "/usr/local" hovius1 Linux - General 1 09-28-2004 05:01 AM
Error in man command "sh: line 1: /usr/bin/gtbl: No such file or directory" MinA Slackware 1 09-06-2004 06:36 PM
MySQL setup stops at command "./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mysql" k41184 Linux - Software 1 05-20-2004 02:44 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration