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Old 01-14-2004, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hi I am having alot of problems trying to intstall programs... I know it is probably me so I thought I'd ask for some help. When i try to install something I always get some kind of error, is there something I can do or have to make the installation process more user friendly? I hope so cause this is kinda starting to suck! Anyways, here is what happens when i run ./configure on most of the files I download :

[timcrafton@localhost kruiser-0.4]$ ./configure
creating 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... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... found
checking for a C-Compiler...
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works... yes
checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) is a cross-compiler... no
checking whether we are using GNU C... yes
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for a C++-Compiler...
checking for g++... g++
checking whether the C++ compiler (g++ -s) works... yes
checking whether the C++ compiler (g++ -s) is a cross-compiler... no
checking whether we are using GNU C++... yes
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... g++ -E
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for ld used by GCC... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output... yes
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for object suffix... o
checking for g++ option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if g++ PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if g++ supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking if g++ supports -c -o file.lo... yes
checking if g++ supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions ... yes
checking if g++ static flag -static works... none
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking whether the linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output... yes
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking dynamic linker characteristics... Linux
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... no
checking whether to build static libraries... yes
checking for objdir... .libs
creating libtool
checking whether NLS is requested... yes
checking for msgfmt... msgfmt
checking for gmsgfmt... msgfmt
found msgfmt program is not GNU msgfmt; ignore it
checking for xgettext... :
checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your ins tallation and add the correct paths!

PLEASE HELP ME!!! I have been reading stuff for like a week and am nor seeming to get anywhere with installing things on Linux.... TIM
Old 01-14-2004, 08:56 PM   #2
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assuming you're using an rpm based distro like redhat or mandrake, you need to install some devel packages. The last one looks like you need to install X related devel packages. You should also install autoconf and automake as they seem to be not installed.


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