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Old 11-07-2003, 12:41 PM   #1
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loop during install??


Hey all,

I started to install modzilla firebird 1.5 hour ago, and it's still busy!
Got as far as 'make', and that's what it's still doing... The codes keep running and running over the screen!
What on earth could be going on?

As I already realised it's gonna be hard to uninstall it as it was from source, but now that I have to quit the installation it is probably gonna be impossible?

And what's the best way to quit an installation anyway? Just close the terminal screen?

Any advice for a newbie?!

Leon (RH9)
 
Old 11-07-2003, 01:12 PM   #2
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That is odd... I've never heard of a compiler getting stuck in a loop before. Are you sure it wasn't still working? 1.5 hours is not out of the question for a complex program like Firebird. I've never compiled it myself, but I've had many programs take more than an hour. I hear it takes almost a day to compile OpenOffice on most computers.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 01:19 PM   #3
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Really, that long?! Hmmm, then maybe I was too impatient. I quit it after 2 hours. I mean, installing RH took about 1 hour so I reasoned that this was way out of proportions. Now I'm running make clean and this is again taking ages.

(bear in mind: it's fryday night 20.13 and I'm still in my office... I wanna have a beer! :-)

If pieces will be left after make clean, will these be a problem in the next attempt to install it?
 
Old 11-07-2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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Yep, it was just compiling. Mozilla is a huge application (even Firebird, which is just the browser portion), and it takes a long time to compile from source, especially on a slower machine.

If you don't want to wait for the compile, you could install an rpm.

On a related note, it took me at least a week to compile the first build of OpenOffice.org on my mosix cluster of 486s.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 01:57 PM   #5
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on my 1.6ghz p4, mozilla takes about 3-4 hours to compile, firebird takes about 2-3. you can download the binarys if u dont want to wait that long.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 10:27 AM   #6
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Thanks!
Turned out indeed I was too impatient. Tried it again later and it took about 4 hours.

But now I think it installed the total Mozilla package again, including mail and news, which was what I wanted to get rid of...

Guess I'll try it again, with a binary ;-)
 
  


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