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Old 01-07-2003, 03:23 AM   #1
Knuffel
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Thumbs down Install blackbox


I've installed suse 8.1 under VMware on my Nt machine So for so good, I already changed my resolution for KDE. But since I am new to the Linux environment I wanted to install Blackbox, just to try

But I keep getting some errors when i run ./configure

this is what i get as a result:

loading cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${make}... no
checking for working alocal... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... found
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

I don't know what's wrong, when i loooked on how to install blackbox, i could only found XFree86 as a requirement and XFree86 is installed and working since KDE runs just fine...

any suggestions, help, solutions would be greatly appreciated.

Hoping to become a not so anymore


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Old 01-07-2003, 03:31 AM   #2
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You've got to install some development tools. Open up your software installer in Yast2 and find the development section and install some files from there, the first 3 that come to mind are:
gcc
make
automake

Although, I don't know if you'll really need automake, it won't hurt to install it.

Development isn't for "developers" (nor is it for the "bleeding edge people, it's not beta tools... well not always), as this is a common misconception.

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Old 01-07-2003, 04:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for the fast reply...

I tried to install gcc but it requires my cd and I don't have it with me at the moment. So i inserted the disc from red hat 8.0 but it seems that cpp3.2.36 is installed nd redhat only has 3.2.7 so --> not compatible it seems. I would like to uninstall version 36 and install version 7 but how do i do that? I can't deselect the cpp package in my yast control center :-(

any hints, help, suggestions?....
 
Old 01-07-2003, 05:06 AM   #4
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ok, in graphical mode ik cn find cpp and select it to uninstall but i still need the cd and since i don't have it with me...

Is there a way to uninstall it in textmode? and where can i find the installed packages?
 
Old 01-07-2003, 05:42 AM   #5
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You really really really don't wanna mix precompiled packages IMO.

You've got an internet connection, I'd instead go over to one of the FTP mirrors and download the necessary files instead.

Yes, you can uninstall via command line, but try using SuSE packs first, see how those go.

I don't want to 'not' answer your question because I think I'm right, that would be completely wrong, so here ya go:

rpm -qa | grep cpp (this should list the filename to remove)
rpm -e cpp3.2.36

This *should* remove the package if that's what you decide to do.

GCC is a very important program though, that's why I strongly suggest using SuSE packs instead. I wouldn't touch the RH packs until there is no other option.

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Old 01-07-2003, 07:20 AM   #6
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I have to agree with you for not mixing the different/precompiled packages but there are several reasons why i have to do it.

Downloading it from an ftp is impossible since i'm at work and I'm not allowed to ftp... :-(
I don't have suse 8.1 since it was borrowed from a colleage and he is not at work for a week... :-(
Installing RedHat would be a ollution wasn't it that version 8.0 can not yet be installed under VMWare (i tried) ... :-(

I tried what you gave me but the grep doesn't return any cpp package :-(

so i don't know what is wrong but when installing gcc i need cpp and wheninstalling cpp, there is already a newer version present but when uninstalling, there is none to be found.

strange strange strange but still, a good way to learn things ;-)

with the right help offcourse ;-) (thanks)
 
Old 01-07-2003, 07:27 AM   #7
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rpm --rebuilddb

Also, here's an http:
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/s...jects/gcc/8.1/

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Old 01-07-2003, 08:15 AM   #8
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Thanks for the html link, i downloaded version 46, tried to install it but failed miserably ;-)

I also need binutils and glibc-devel before being able to install gcc.
Couldn't find it on the http site :-(

Still hoping to get this thing fixed, not willing to go down ;-)
 
Old 01-07-2003, 08:30 PM   #9
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http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/s.../i586/?fisel=g

That directory actually is probably more of what you are looking for. It should contain pretty much anything you'll need to install GCC. If not, go "up one directory" and pick the letter of the name of the package to install.

Good Luck And I am very happy you aren't giving up
I'll stick with you as long as you like, until you've got BB installed.

Cool
 
Old 01-08-2003, 04:10 AM   #10
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Ok, I'm getting a little further. I installed binutils, cpp, gcc, make, automake, glibc-devel

Not in the same line as above but they all installed fine (at least this works)

But still, when running ./congigure for blackbox i keep getting nowhere. Well I get a little further but still not installed.

this is what I get:

loading cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... found
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... found
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... found
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C ompiler (gcc ) works... yes
checking whether the C ompiler (gcc ) is a cross-compiler... no
checking whether we are using GNU C... yes
whecking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for c++... no
checking for g++... no
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C++ compiler (gcc )works... no
configure: error installation or configuration problem: C++ compiler cannot create executables.

does this mean, i have to install a c++ compiler? or do i have to install autoconf and autoheader?

And thanks for sticking whith me, I really appreciate it!!
 
Old 01-08-2003, 04:12 AM   #11
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you want the gcc-cpp package.

bet you wish you'd just installed them in the installation now huh?
 
Old 01-08-2003, 04:27 AM   #12
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well, Don't really know if I wished that. It would have been easier but I wouldn't have learned so much.

So I'll try to install the gcc-cpp package and see what that gives ;-)

If it doesn't work, I'll get back to you ;-)
 
Old 01-08-2003, 04:30 AM   #13
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ok, and where can i find that gcc-cpp package (not from ftp) ? I've already installed a cpp package (see above) but it' just cpp and not gcc-cpp.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. The link from MasterC doesn't seem to have a package called gcc-cpp...
 
Old 01-08-2003, 04:45 AM   #14
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i don't know where the best place to get suse packages is really, i'd asssume that suse's download mirrors are the best place really. then you can get the official one for your system. it might not be called gcc-cpp really, could be gcc-c++, g++ etc...
 
Old 01-08-2003, 04:50 AM   #15
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Hmm, I am sure Chris is correct, but you might want this package:
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/s....2-44.i586.rpm

Just to see..

Cool

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