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Old 11-04-2003, 01:49 PM   #1
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problems configuring evolution


hi...

When I tried to configure evolution using the ./configure script I get an error. Well, it is'nt an error, I'd say it's a missing file or lib of some kind...

checking for gnome-config... no
checking for gnomeConf.sh file in /usr/local/lib... not found
configure: error: Could not find the gnomeConf.sh file that is generated by gnome-libs install

It seems to me there should be a missing file, but when I checked for it on the internet I could'nt seem to find anything that was in interest...

A little help?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:37 PM   #2
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do you have gnome installed? evolution relies on gome libs (I believe) to run...so if no gnome, no evolution.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:40 PM   #3
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Yeah, gnome is installed already....
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:48 PM   #4
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Well then...we are in a bind aren't we...

I looked into my RH box and see that I have a file called gnomeConf.sh in my /usr/lib dir. issue:

$locate gnomeConf.sh

from the command line and see what output you get.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:53 PM   #5
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Hmm... This is confusing...

#locate gnomeConf.sh
warning: locate: could not open database: /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db: No such file or directory

well, that's not right...
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:58 PM   #6
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hmm, did you try as root?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:17 PM   #7
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Yes, even as the root I can't find the file... It's just got to be that the file is missing...
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:20 PM   #8
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Before we try something else try as root

$slocate gnomeConf.sh
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:31 PM   #9
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yeah, I did that before... And I got the error:

root@vallby:/home/apax# slocate gnomeConf.sh
warning: slocate: could not open database: /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db: No such file or directory
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:38 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by BigNate
do you have gnome installed? evolution relies on gome libs (I believe) to run...so if no gnome, no evolution.
But you don't have to use Gnome as your GUI. I have KDE going and use evolution. Weird.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:42 PM   #11
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Well, evolution still use the gnome libs...
you can run both gnome applications under kde and kde applications under gnome...
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:46 PM   #12
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I see. Thanks for the info. being a noob I thought they where gui specific.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 05:04 PM   #13
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Did you run:

#updatedb
 
Old 11-04-2003, 06:41 PM   #14
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I feel like I've posted this a dozen times already, but once again, in my experience the EASIEST way to get Evolution up and running is to install Dropline, and have it do the work for you. Missing packages? Not an issue with Dropline. Have the package but it's the wrong version? Not an issue with Dropline. Check it out.
http://www.dropline.net/gnome/ -- J.W.
 
  


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