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Old 02-15-2004, 10:03 PM   #1
spatang
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Program not available after install


I am new to linux and am having trouble installing software. Let's use Kopete 0.80 as an example. I untar the file into my Documents folder and run:

./configure
make
make install

I do the commands as root. I even tried doing --prefix=/usr with no luck.
If alt+F2 and type in Kopete I get an error. I can't find an executalbe anywhere.

What can I do? I am not seeing any errors when it is compiling. I am using Mandrake 9.2.

Thank You,
Josh
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:20 PM   #2
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are you sure it is not there? have you looked through the /usr/bin for it ? try the command $whereis kopete

It probably uses a lowercase k
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:28 PM   #3
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When I type in

whereis kopete

it displays

kopete:

What does that mean? I don't see anything in the / directory

I tried

$whereis kopete

and got

bash: kopete: command not found

Also when I ran make it only places the language files in /usr/bin/share/locale no other files went anywhere.


Last edited by spatang; 02-15-2004 at 10:36 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:43 PM   #4
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It is better to use find (though searching takes longer):
find / -name "kopete" -type f

Once you find the file, check that it is really executable for the intended user (i.e. permissions), then you can symlink it to a directory in your path:
ln -s /path/to/kopete /usr/local/bin/kopete

Last edited by J_Szucs; 02-15-2004 at 10:44 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:45 PM   #5
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Have you looked in /usr/local/bin? If you have GNU locate, do "updatedb" as root, then "locate kopete"
 
Old 02-15-2004, 11:11 PM   #6
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I tried doing to locate and find but found nothing. If my KDE Evironment Varibles were changed would that effect anything? I tried installing KDE 3.2 with konstruct and followed the directions about changing the variables, but it didn't work.

export QTDIR=~/kde3.2
export KDEDIRS=~/kde3.2

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/kde3.2/lib
export PATH=~/kde3.2/bin:$PATH

Thanks,
Josh
 
Old 02-15-2004, 11:55 PM   #7
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Major problem. Those paths should have either /opt or /usr first. Go to etc/ldconfig.so and check it.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 01:10 AM   #8
spatang
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My ld.so.conf file:
/usr/X11R6/lib
/usr/lib/qt3/lib

This looks right to me. What should the defaults be for Mandrake 9.2 and KDE 3.1 for the below variables?

export QTDIR= ?
export KDEDIRS= ?
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH= ?
export PATH= ?

I tried running ./configure again and I found this:

checking linux/tcp.h usability... no
checking linux/tcp.h presence... yes
configure: WARNING: linux/tcp.h: present but cannot be compiled
configure: WARNING: linux/tcp.h: check for missing prerequisite headers?
configure: WARNING: linux/tcp.h: see the Autoconf documentation
configure: WARNING: linux/tcp.h: section "Present But Cannot Be Compiled"
configure: WARNING: linux/tcp.h: proceeding with the preprocessor's result
configure: WARNING: linux/tcp.h: in the future, the compiler will take precedence
configure: WARNING: ## ------------------------------------------ ##
configure: WARNING: ## Report this to the AC_PACKAGE_NAME lists. ##
configure: WARNING: ## ------------------------------------------ ##
checking for linux/tcp.h... yes
checking linux/if_ppp.h usability... no
checking linux/if_ppp.h presence... yes
configure: WARNING: linux/if_ppp.h: present but cannot be compiled
configure: WARNING: linux/if_ppp.h: check for missing prerequisite headers?
configure: WARNING: linux/if_ppp.h: see the Autoconf documentation
configure: WARNING: linux/if_ppp.h: section "Present But Cannot Be Compiled"
configure: WARNING: linux/if_ppp.h: proceeding with the preprocessor's result
configure: WARNING: linux/if_ppp.h: in the future, the compiler will take precedence
configure: WARNING: ## ------------------------------------------ ##
configure: WARNING: ## Report this to the AC_PACKAGE_NAME lists. ##
configure: WARNING: ## ------------------------------------------ ##
checking for linux/if_ppp.h... yes

Does this mean anything? How can I fix it?

Thank You,
Josh

Last edited by spatang; 02-16-2004 at 01:22 AM.
 
  


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