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Various 03-27-2009 04:51 PM

Error Installing Firestarter on Slackware Linux @ ./configure
 
Today is my first day using Linux so there is probably a really simple answer to this question.

I'm trying to install the Firestarter firewall running Slackware Linux & KDE. I downloaded the tarball to my home directory and untarred it by typing "tar zxf firestarter-1.0.3". I then did "cd firestarter-1.0.3" and finally "./configure --sysconfdir=/etc" where I got my error (I also got the error without --sysconfdir=/etc").

It ran through its long list of checks until it got to this:
"./configure: line 20084: gconftool-2: command not found
Using config source for schema installation
Using $(sysconfdir)/gconf/schemas as install directory for schema files
checking for gconftool-2... no
configure: error: gconftool-2 executable not found in your path - should be installed with GConf2"

I haven't installed anything in Slackware yet: I did a full install on an empty partition. I'm running the KDE desktop yet it is asking me for a GNOME program. Is there any way around this?

I have tried installing gconftool-2, but got an error with it's installation.
I've tried installing it with and without KDE running.
I've tried installing using my root account.

Various 03-27-2009 07:50 PM

Never mind my previous question. I've figured it out. Gconf2 is a dependency for FireStarter which has another dependency of something else I cannot remember. Furthermore, it sounds like FireStarter is not a firewall, but only a GUI to control iptables.

I love Linux. Fooling around and trying to get it to work is the most fun I've ever had with a computer. :)

alan_ri 03-27-2009 10:19 PM

Hi and welcome to LQ!

If you haven't found firewall to use,Guarddog is firewall for KDE.
Considering distro that you use you might wanna have a look here and for some help and screenshots you can download pdf file located here.

Quote:

I love Linux. Fooling around and trying to get it to work is the most fun I've ever had with a computer.
I hope you'll have fun in the future too.If something goes wrong,don't give up,just study. :study: :)

H_TeXMeX_H 03-28-2009 04:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Various (Post 3490131)
Never mind my previous question. I've figured it out. Gconf2 is a dependency for FireStarter which has another dependency of something else I cannot remember. Furthermore, it sounds like FireStarter is not a firewall, but only a GUI to control iptables.

Yup, and iptables isn't a firewall either, just a way to configure netfilter (the actual firewall a part of the kernel).

Code:

  ┌──────────── Network packet filtering framework (Netfilter) ─────────────┐
  │ CONFIG_NETFILTER:                                                      │ 
  │                                                                        │ 
  │ Netfilter is a framework for filtering and mangling network packets    │ 
  │ that pass through your Linux box.                                      │ 
  │                                                                        │ 
  │ The most common use of packet filtering is to run your Linux box as    │ 
  │ a firewall protecting a local network from the Internet. The type of    │ 
  │ firewall provided by this kernel support is called a "packet            │ 
  │ filter", which means that it can reject individual network packets      │ 
  │ based on type, source, destination etc. The other kind of firewall,    │


brianL 03-28-2009 06:27 AM

Try this:
http://www.slackware.com/~alien/efg/

Various 03-28-2009 11:19 PM

I've got it all setup now. :) Thanks for y'alls help.

I downloaded & installed KMyFirewall & GuardDog. I ended up using GuardDog and am quite pleased with it. ShieldsUp! said my computer was better protected than my old Vista computer with it's fancy commercial firewall. :D

I do have one slight issue with GuardDog though. I have the ping box unchecked so I should just be block pings. When I get a ping my computer should just ignore it. However, it is still responding to them. The only things I have active are IRC, XMPP (Jabber), HTTP, HTTPS, and DNS. Any ideas?

alan_ri 03-29-2009 02:11 AM

I don't use GuardDog,but are you pinging it from LAN or internet? It could be that on LAN it's allowed.You can post output of ping.


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