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Old 06-24-2003, 06:15 AM   #1
rajorshi
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Exclamation compiling non .tgz packages in slackware


Hi,
I just installed Slack 9.0. Everything about it is quite great, however I have some questions regarding installing non Slackware-specific packages. Yesterday, I tried installing SuperKaramba 0.27. It installed but at runtime gave an error message about some missing library (libfam.so.0). Is this because Slackware does not check for dependencies while installing ? And can anyone tell me where I could find "libfam" package so that SuperKaramba works?
Thanks in advance!
 
Old 06-24-2003, 10:44 AM   #2
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Yes, Slackware doesnt check for dependancies.

A google/linux or Freshmeat search will let you find "libfam".
 
Old 06-24-2003, 08:45 PM   #3
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ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/fam/downl...m-2.6.9.tar.gz
 
Old 06-24-2003, 11:48 PM   #4
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The trick to installing on Slackware (for me) is to do so from source. If the required libraries are missing, and the programmer is any good, then you will get an error at compile time rather than at runtime. . .
 
Old 06-25-2003, 01:29 PM   #5
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Hi rajorshi,

go here:

http://www.linuxpackages.net/

you wont be sorry!

I noticed that Superkaramba is here as a package, and I downloaded fam-2.6.10-i686-2.tgz from there yesterday
 
Old 06-25-2003, 11:20 PM   #6
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Thanks a ton Tobyl - the link is really gr8!!
 
  


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