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Old 11-09-2002, 04:26 PM   #1
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How do I install on RH? SOMEONE HELP


I have successfully installed RH 8. I have some programs that I want to install but I have no idea how. Is compiling the same thing as installing? How do I do that?

Someone please HELP!!
 
Old 11-09-2002, 04:32 PM   #2
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What is the name of the app you want to install?

You got a free OS, but you need to buy a good book on Linux.

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Old 11-09-2002, 04:41 PM   #3
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The name of the app is XBoard.

I figured that I would be able to find enough resources on the web.
 
Old 11-09-2002, 05:15 PM   #4
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Is XBoard on the RH cds? If so,mount the cd,navigate to the rpm for XBoard and r-click and choose open with package manager.
If it isnt that,where is it?
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Old 11-09-2002, 05:33 PM   #5
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No, it isnt on the CD. It is in /home/tom

That is where the 'box' is. I havent done anything to it since i downloaded it.

I just dont know how. I am SOOO new. Please forgive my ignorance but I really want to learn this. I loathe MS

Btw - I am using the KDE GUI

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Old 11-09-2002, 05:35 PM   #6
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ok, well no one has bothered to ask what the complete filename actually is....so .... what is it?
 
Old 11-09-2002, 05:37 PM   #7
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and i hope you're aware that xboard is NOT a chess game, it's simply a generic front end to a board game engine.
 
Old 11-09-2002, 05:37 PM   #8
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The Complete file name is xboard-4.2.6.tar.gz
 
Old 11-09-2002, 05:39 PM   #9
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and of course there are full installation instructions on the homepage:

http://www.tim-mann.org/xboard/FAQ.html#[B.7]
 
Old 11-09-2002, 05:50 PM   #10
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It is amazing to me that you would expect me to know as much as you do about this stuff, Acid. I have already admitted that I am ignorant in this area. Where EXACTLY do I type the 'oh, so obvious instructions' from the web site?
I am asking for help, not someone to make me feel like an idiot.
 
Old 11-09-2002, 05:54 PM   #11
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hey hey, calm down bud. i was just looking around the download site and GENUINELY found myself looking at that page. let's not get off to a bad start. Nothing is amazing, and i certainly am not implying anything about what you should know.
 
Old 11-09-2002, 06:07 PM   #12
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right click on the tar.gz file,select extract, than will unpack the archive, in the same directory as the tar.gz file. click on the xboard directory. there should be a readme, or install.txt file. read that for install instructions. open a terminal / konsole and cd /to/the/directory/of/xboard/ and enter the commmands from the readme. normally it's ./configure, make, su root <password> make install,make clean. but the readme will say exactly.
 
Old 11-09-2002, 06:13 PM   #13
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Ok, I did as per the instructions on the site. It 'unpacked' the program into /home/tom. However, I get some errors with the configure command and the make and the make install command. It looks like this:

[tom@dhcppc0 tom]$ cd xboard-*/
[tom@dhcppc0 xboard-4.2.6]$ ./configure --prefix=$HOME
creating cache ./config.cache
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
[tom@dhcppc0 xboard-4.2.6]$ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
[tom@dhcppc0 xboard-4.2.6]$ make install
make: *** No rule to make target 'install'. Stop.

That is what i get at the end of the Shell - Konsole
 
Old 11-09-2002, 06:19 PM   #14
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right, you need to install gcc, the c compiler, from your distro cd's. you can still get the rpms instead as someone suggested earlier...

http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2htm...p?query=xboard
 
Old 11-09-2002, 06:22 PM   #15
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looks like you need to install a compiler and/or development packages first. browse around your RH discs or start your fav. package manager (kpackage, gnorpm, etc) look for gcc. (Gnu Compiler Collection).
 
  


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