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Old 03-31-2004, 11:51 AM   #1
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Question Nvu Install instructions - in english PLEASE!


I've been trying to install Nvu. I read all the instructions, understood some and did what I thought I was supposed to do (I downloaded instructions from Daniel Glazman who seems to be the main developer)
I see folders and stuff; but no matter what I do nothing works. Then I downloaded Coffeecup for Linux. I managed to untar it, but when I ran the
./configure
make
make install
I get these messages:
No such file or directory
*** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
*** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
respectively

I've only been using Linux for a week - installed Fedora with no problems. Love everything about Linux/Fedora except difficulties in installation. I've learned a lot, but obviously not enough.
Can anyone help?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:56 AM   #2
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You need to install your developer tools (like C++)
 
Old 03-31-2004, 12:12 PM   #3
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I know this sounds seriusly stupid but how do I do that?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 12:37 PM   #4
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Go into your "install packages" and tab down until you see the C++
 
Old 03-31-2004, 12:39 PM   #5
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Did you move into the directory that was created when you untarred the package? That could explain why you're getting the "no files found" error. The basic process of installing a package is as follows. (Assume the package is called abcdefg.tar.gz)

1. tar -zxvf abcdefg.tar.gz
2. cd abcdefg
3. ./configure
4. make
5. make install

Note that you need to be root for step 5. -- J.W.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 02:23 PM   #6
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Thank you Ryeman - I will try that.

And thanks too J.W. - I did do that, but I think I bugled the installation process somehow. I've Googled Nvu to death and I see that many people are having problems. Newbies like mee probably shouldn't even attempt something so new, but it looks the the HTML tool for me.
I did give Coffee cup another try (after using "ls --color" and saw two files both of which tried. Now I got a Gtk too old message. I think I can figure that out, but I would love to hear from anyone attempting to install Nvu.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 11:16 PM   #7
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Just dl 0.41 tar -xzvf and type nvu

The instructions talk about compiling but for me it wasn't necessary.
I Just downloaded version 0.41into /mnt/hda1/nvuSource
Click the monitor icon to bring up a bash shell
mkdir /mnt/hda1/nvu/x
cd /mnt/hda1/nvu/x
tar -xzvf /mnt/hda1/nvuSource/[name].tar.gz
ls or ll shows you there isn't a readme
I had to cd nvu-0.41...
nvu should bring up the editor
It looks easy to use.

Hope this helps,
suguru

Last edited by suguru; 08-30-2004 at 11:19 PM.
 
  


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