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Old 02-14-2004, 04:03 PM   #1
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Problems with source installation


what are the package dependencies for using the ./configure script for source installations.

I've just done a fresh install of SuSE8.2 pro computer of the bare essentials so it'll run nice and fast. I'm preparing to do a source install of gnome, but when i came to compile the configure script does not work on any of the packages.

I did the minimal system intallation, adding gcc, gcc++ etc, make, autoconf plus some other tools according to the suse installation yast all dependencies are OK but i'd like to double check that.

Or are there any other problems that might be causing it, cheers..
 
Old 02-14-2004, 04:48 PM   #2
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For some stuff ya need the kernel source, if ya run ./configure it'll tell ya what your missing tho...

Unsure of the top of my head of anything else...
 
Old 02-14-2004, 04:57 PM   #3
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I do have the kernel sources installed, i need them for my graphics card, but thats another story
 
Old 02-14-2004, 05:37 PM   #4
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What messages are you getting? Usually the configure script will tell you what is missing or where the compile failed.

Good Luck
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Old 02-14-2004, 05:45 PM   #5
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the script was first of all just displaying C coding for sum reason, but i fixed that by running autoconf now the after the first few checks it does. then it says it can't execute /sbin/sh (thats from memory so cud be wrong, most probably is, tho defo sumpath/sh) I can't get access to my computer right now but i'll get it in a bit
 
Old 02-15-2004, 11:39 AM   #6
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If you use the Add/Remove Software program in yast2, allow it to resolve dependencies for you.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 12:08 PM   #7
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i don't know how suse categorizes things, but you should install the software development package set (or whatever it may be called); bare minimum installs typically do not install things needed for compiling....
 
Old 02-16-2004, 06:22 AM   #8
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I added the compilation packages to the installation, and all my dependencies are fine for what I have installed, it must be missing something.

The error produced in reality is:

unable to execute /bin/sh config.sub
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:42 AM   #9
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can you compile any other program?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:06 PM   #10
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i cant compile anything at all which why i know it something to do with a missing package.

Though a thought has just occured to me,are things installed manually if you have no method of compilation/rpm installed???
 
  


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