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Old 01-20-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
Visual Basic Imp
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./configure command runs... but doesnt work


Everytime I want to install something onto my SimplyMepis system manually, I have to use the ./configure command. However, this comment ends up at the end every time I try:

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checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
Is there any way to fix this?

Thanks for reading this,
Teh VBIMP
 
Old 01-20-2007, 11:23 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Visual Basic Imp
Everytime I want to install something onto my SimplyMepis system manually, I have to use the ./configure command. However, this comment ends up at the end every time I try:

Code:
checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
Is there any way to fix this?

Thanks for reading this,
Teh VBIMP
Yes you most likely need to install the xorg-dev package to get the development files and while your at it you may as well install apt-file. Using apt-file update as root will build its index of the packages available then as normal user you can use apt-file search file/missing.h to find the package containing the missing file so you can install it. Another program to think about installing is checkinstall this allows you to make a .deb package that can be installed, it is used in place of the make install command.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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thank you so much. I got past that error, and then promptly hit another roadblock
This is the error I get now

checking for KDE... configure: error:
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix!

i ran the ./configure command. Is this the correct thing to write, or should i put something else.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 02:33 PM   #4
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thank you so much. I got past that error, and then promptly hit another roadblock
This is the error I get now

checking for KDE... configure: error:
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix!

i ran the ./configure command. Is this the correct thing to write, or should i put something else.
Install kde-devel and before it gives you the QT error libqt3-headers and libqt3-mt-dev.
 
  


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