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Old 02-21-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0.2) (headers and libraries) not found


I've been trying to get my wireless adapter to work in Linux (Slackware 13.0) I have manage to get that part working and wanted to application to use to get it connected so I downloaded kwifimanager and tried to install it and when I run the ./configure I am getting the following error

configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0.2) (headers and libraries) not found

I check to see if I even had it installed and got the following output

bash-3.1# ldconfig -v |grep qt
libkdevqtest.so -> libkdevqtest.so
libsmokeqtuitools.so.2 -> libsmokeqtuitools.so.2.0.0
libsmokeqt.so.2 -> libsmokeqt.so.2.0.0
libstrigiqtdbusclient.so.0 -> libstrigiqtdbusclient.so.0.6.4
libpoppler-qt4.so.3 -> libpoppler-qt4.so.3.1.0
libpoppler-qt.so.2 -> libpoppler-qt.so.2.0.0
libqtruby4shared.so.2 -> libqtruby4shared.so.2.0.0
libsmokeqtscript.so.2 -> libsmokeqtscript.so.2.0.0
libsmokeqttest.so.2 -> libsmokeqttest.so.2.0.0
libsmokeqtwebkit.so.2 -> libsmokeqtwebkit.so.2.0.0
bash-3.1#

Im not sure if im missing something or not or if it fully installed qt, but when I installed Slackware I choose for it to install everything, it's been awhile since I have messed with linux so im a little rusty, any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
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Hi,

*Everything* doesn't include packages from /extra

Have a look, you should find qt3/kde3 compatibility stuff there.


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Old 02-21-2010, 07:03 PM   #3
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I did a search on the cdrom for all packages that start with qt and this is what was found.

Code:
bash-3.1# find /cdrom -name qt*
/cdrom/extra/kde3-compat/qt3-3.3.8b-i486-opt1.txz.asc
/cdrom/extra/kde3-compat/qt3-3.3.8b-i486-opt1.txt
/cdrom/extra/kde3-compat/qt3-3.3.8b-i486-opt1.txz
/cdrom/extra/source/kde3-compat/qt3
/cdrom/extra/source/kde3-compat/qt3/profile.d/qt.csh
/cdrom/extra/source/kde3-compat/qt3/profile.d/qt.sh
/cdrom/extra/source/kde3-compat/qt3/qt3.SlackBuild
/cdrom/extra/source/kde3-compat/qt3/qt.mysql.h.diff.gz
/cdrom/extra/source/kde3-compat/qt3/qt-x11.diff.gz
/cdrom/extra/source/kde3-compat/qt3/qt-x11-free-3.3.8b.tar.bz2
/cdrom/extra/source/kde3-compat/qt3/qt.x86.cflags.diff.gz
/cdrom/slackware/l/qtscriptgenerator-0.1.0-i486-1.txz.asc
/cdrom/slackware/l/qtscriptgenerator-0.1.0-i486-1.txt
/cdrom/slackware/l/qtscriptgenerator-0.1.0-i486-1.txz
/cdrom/slackware/l/qt-r1008952-i486-1.txz.asc
/cdrom/slackware/l/qt-r1008952-i486-1.txt
/cdrom/slackware/l/qt-r1008952-i486-1.txz
/cdrom/source/l/qt
/cdrom/source/l/qt/profile.d/qt4.csh
/cdrom/source/l/qt/profile.d/qt4.sh
/cdrom/source/l/qt/qt.SlackBuild
/cdrom/source/l/qt/qt.mysql.h.diff.gz
/cdrom/source/l/qt/qt-r1008952.tar.xz
/cdrom/source/l/qt/qt.x86.cflags.diff.gz
/cdrom/source/l/qtscriptgenerator
/cdrom/source/l/qtscriptgenerator/qtscriptgenerator.info
/cdrom/source/l/qtscriptgenerator/qtscriptgenerator.SlackBuild
/cdrom/source/l/qtscriptgenerator/qtscriptgenerator-src-0.1.0.tar.gz
bash-3.1#
I installed the qt packages that are in the extra/kde3 but that didn't seem to work. correct me if im wrong but everything in /cdrom/slackware/* should've been installed on an *EVERYTHING* install correct?
 
Old 02-21-2010, 07:05 PM   #4
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kwifimanager is long dead, please take a look at NetworkManager. I know Slack is quite conservative, but it should be available after all these years. It have frontend for KDE4 Plasma (NetworkManager Plasmoid) and Gnome (nm-applet)
 
Old 02-21-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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Quote:
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kwifimanager is long dead, please take a look at NetworkManager. I know Slack is quite conservative, but it should be available after all these years. It have frontend for KDE4 Plasma (NetworkManager Plasmoid) and Gnome (nm-applet)
Awesome, thank you for the advice, I will see if I can get the KDE4 Plasma installed, side question off topic, how do I change my xwindows I want to use kde instead of xfce
 
Old 02-21-2010, 08:10 PM   #6
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I think im missing some seriously lib files, because im having issues installing all kinds of different things, trying to install flash plugin and it's giving me the following error

bash-3.1# rpm -i flash-plugin-10.0.45.2-release.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
/bin/bash is needed by flash-plugin-10.0.45.2-release.i386
/bin/sh is needed by flash-plugin-10.0.45.2-release.i386
glibc >= 2.4 is needed by flash-plugin-10.0.45.2-release.i386
bash-3.1#


could something have gone wrong during the install and it not have installed everything correctly?
 
Old 02-21-2010, 08:20 PM   #7
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Slackware is not an RPM distribution? Right? So don't try to use RPM on it. Use TGZ if you like. Slackware is a KDE distribution by default, so KDE packages should be available somewhere. Try to get KDE 4.3 or 4.4, nothing older that that, or the Wifi plasmoid will not work. KDE use xwindow too, like all desktop environement, you don't need to change your X. Just install KDE and switch KDM on.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 08:53 PM   #8
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Slackware is not an RPM distribution? Right? So don't try to use RPM on it. Use TGZ if you like. Slackware is a KDE distribution by default, so KDE packages should be available somewhere. Try to get KDE 4.3 or 4.4, nothing older that that, or the Wifi plasmoid will not work. KDE use xwindow too, like all desktop environement, you don't need to change your X. Just install KDE and switch KDM on.
Correct, slackware 13 comes with kde4.2 which I gotta find either the source or slackware package for 4.4. Flash either comes as a tar.gz source file to install manually or .rpm .deb for install packages there is no tgz install package. Even t hough slackware packages are .tgz you can still install .rpm packages atleast you use to be able to. either way I don't know why I keep gettin qt errors it looks like I have qt4 installed
 
Old 02-21-2010, 08:59 PM   #9
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Qt3 is not Qt4, they are not compatible at all, Qt3 software need to be manually ported to Qt4 and it is quite long and hard, it took 2 full years to port KDE, that's before any new features could be added.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 10:00 PM   #10
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Gotcha, so since I only have gt4 installed I need to find gt3 slackware package and get that installed, didn't realize that if you have gt4 stuff that needs gt3 won't work. ty for making that clear, im going to install gt3 and see if that fixes my issues
 
Old 02-21-2010, 10:26 PM   #11
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Qt*

But as I said earlier, it will not work anyway. And if it work, then you are doing it seriously wrong. It's not how wireless is managed anymore. All that is now done using something called NetworkManager.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 10:32 PM   #12
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Yeah the wireless is actually working just fine, but as you have said kwifimanager is old and dead, but I did double check and I have qt3.3 and qt4 already installed, Im going to go with your suggestion and look for NetworkManger
 
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Ok, so I downloaded NetworkManger and tried to install it when I ran the ./configure script I get the following error message

Code:
checking for GUDEV... configure: error: Package requirements (gudev-1.0) were not met:

No package 'gudev-1.0' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GUDEV_CFLAGS
and GUDEV_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

root@requiem:~/NetworkManager-0.8#
so I did some searching and found out that I need the udev package, so I downloaded udev-151 and tried to install it. When I ran the ./configure script I get this error message

Code:
checking for INTROSPECTION... configure: error: Package requirements (gobject-introspection-1.0 >= 0.6.2) were not met:

No package 'gobject-introspection-1.0' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables INTROSPECTION_CFLAGS
and INTROSPECTION_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

root@requiem:~/udev-151#
Im not sure what exactly is going on but it seems like something is really messed up, I never remember having this many issues when I wanted to install stuff back when I was slackware before which was back in slackware8.*. Any ideas on this would be great.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 11:07 PM   #14
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I don't like that kind of answer myself, as I use a niche distribution too, but I think I have to say it anyway. If there any particular reason why you use Slackware? Not having a dependency tracker and up to date default package repository seem to hurt your experience a lot. All distributions except that good old Slackware now track dependencies automatically. Linux software ecosystem is better more complex every day, applications have much more dependencies than they used to have. It is why it's now harder to use Slackware than ever before. For a Laptop, I gave up on niche distributions a while ago and now I use Fedora or Debian. For desktop, your favorite distribution is great, but when you have to deal with fast software installation on the go and wireless access point with encryption, "modern" distro do a better job.

If you have some spare space on your hard drive, you should try to dual boot with Ubuntu (Gnome), Arch (Gnome or KDE), Fedora (Gnome or KDE), OpenSUSE (KDE) or Mandriva (KDE). They just work better. I use Gentoo, and even if I have a dependencies tracker (the great portage system), having to compile like you and having to manually deal with stuff like that is just killing the experience. On the desktop, I can't dream of better, but after years on my Laptop, I understood that it was about time to switch, just because it was getting more complex, as you are experiencing right now. I repeat, I am not trolling Slackware nor Gentoo, I just don't think they are good Laptop distro anymore.

All of those, less DIY, distro will take care of all that for you, you don't even need to install anything to have the wireless working and managed by any external app manually.

Last edited by Elv13; 02-21-2010 at 11:08 PM.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 11:21 PM   #15
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I put slackware on because that's what I always used in the past, I haven't really messed with linux on a home computer in about 5years and slackware is all I used, never liked redhat/fedora back then. Im actually wiping the hard drive now and installing ubuntu as we speak as I googled it and it seems a lot of ppl use it and correct me if im wrong but it looks like Ubuntu was based off Debian? Hopefully Ubuntu doesn't give me the same issues, thanks for all the replies and advice, good to know there's people out there that actually provide help these days, this looks like a great forum site.

One thing I have seen so far about Ubuntu I don't like is, it never gave me the option on what I would like to install and what I wouldn't.

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