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Old 11-22-2005, 06:10 PM   #1
darkx
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need help installing Really Slick Screensaver


hi im new to linux and so far only learn a few things, anyhow i saw this really cool screensaver package called Really Slick Screensaver, now i've downloaded the tarball, and when i try to install it, it won't install. I get the error message "getopt missing, required" so i though i was missing that so i went and get getopt and install it, but to my surprise it was already installed on my system, so i ran the command:

./configure

to check the dependancy of the package, but again it fail and said that "getopt is missing"

is anyone else having this problem or know how to solve this, please help

by the way im running SuSE 9.3 Pro and trying to intall "Really Slick Screensaver 0.8.0"

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Old 11-22-2005, 07:09 PM   #2
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Logged in as root? Maybe you just don't have sufficient permissions to run that program.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 07:26 PM   #3
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Originally posted by thunderweasel
Logged in as root? Maybe you just don't have sufficient permissions to run that program.
yes i was logged in as root, when i was trying to install it.

this is the error i get when i issue the command ./configure

Code:
some other juke on top .......

checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
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 whether the g++ linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
appending configuration tag "F77" to libtool
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for sse... yes
checking for 3dnow... yes
checking for pow in -lm... yes
checking for BZ2_bzBuffToBuffCompress in -lbz2... yes
checking for ANSI C header files... (cached) yes
checking for X... no
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
checking for inline... inline
checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
checking for getopt... no
configure: error: getopt is missing but required.

Last edited by darkx; 11-22-2005 at 07:39 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2005, 11:36 AM   #4
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I use Fedora Core 4, downloaded RSS, NO CLUE () HOW TO INSTALL. PLEASE HELP!!



 
Old 12-24-2005, 11:37 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by darkx
yes i was logged in as root, when i was trying to install it.

this is the error i get when i issue the command ./configure

Code:
some other juke on top .......

checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
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 whether the g++ linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
appending configuration tag "F77" to libtool
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for sse... yes
checking for 3dnow... yes
checking for pow in -lm... yes
checking for BZ2_bzBuffToBuffCompress in -lbz2... yes
checking for ANSI C header files... (cached) yes
checking for X... no
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
checking for inline... inline
checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
checking for getopt... no
configure: error: getopt is missing but required.

What the heck does that mean?
 
Old 12-24-2005, 12:03 PM   #6
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Could be that you need the getopt development packages installed? Is there a getopt-dev (or -devel) package on your install CD?
 
Old 12-24-2005, 12:08 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Komakino
Could be that you need the getopt development packages installed? Is there a getopt-dev (or -devel) package on your install CD?
Sorry, but I don't know what you're talking about. How can I tell?
 
  


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