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Old 12-18-2009, 03:52 AM   #1
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openvas-libraries and gcrypt.conf


Hello,

I am trying to use the slackbuild for openvas-libaries on slack64.

It is failing as gcrypt.h is not found at /usr/include/gcrypt.h

libgcrypt is installed from the dvd

Ideas?
 
Old 12-18-2009, 05:50 AM   #2
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Difficult to say. The SlackBuild on SBo certainly does work on a full install of Slackware64:

Code:
checking gcrypt.h usability... yes                                                                                 
checking gcrypt.h presence... yes
Code:
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
PACKAGE BUILDING/INSTALLATION SUMMARY LOG
Using the SBo repository for Slackware 13.0
Queue Process:  Build only

openvas-libraries:
  MD5SUM check for openvas-libraries-2.0.4.tar.gz ... OK
  Building package openvas-libraries-2.0.4-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz ... OK

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Can you post or pastebin /tmp/SBo/openvas-libraries-2.0.4/config.log?
 
Old 12-19-2009, 01:01 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zordrak View Post
Difficult to say. The SlackBuild on SBo certainly does work on a full install of Slackware64:

Code:
checking gcrypt.h usability... yes                                                                                 
checking gcrypt.h presence... yes
Code:
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
PACKAGE BUILDING/INSTALLATION SUMMARY LOG
Using the SBo repository for Slackware 13.0
Queue Process:  Build only

openvas-libraries:
  MD5SUM check for openvas-libraries-2.0.4.tar.gz ... OK
  Building package openvas-libraries-2.0.4-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz ... OK

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Can you post or pastebin /tmp/SBo/openvas-libraries-2.0.4/config.log?
Hi zordrak, thanks for your help.

I have pastebinned it at http://pastebin.com/m22ce229f
 
Old 12-19-2009, 01:18 AM   #4
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#/usr/include/gcrypt.h:29:23: error: gpg-error.h: No such file or directory

Looks like you're missing at least libgpg-error (from the N series).

Do you have a full installation of Slackware?
 
Old 12-19-2009, 02:21 AM   #5
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Ahh, thanks.

I will install libgpg-error later and see how it goes.

Not running a full install, by choice.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 02:42 AM   #6
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I realize this is going to be interpreted as a bit, erm, asshole-ish, but it needs to be said:

A full installation is recommended.
Anything else is considered an "expert" install.
An "expert" is expected to be able to successfully troubleshoot (i.e. figure out missing dependencies) issues created by the lack of a full installation.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 02:48 AM   #7
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I actually posted a thread about this a while back.

Basically though, I am very much against the full install. The idea of having 90% of what slackware comes with simply because it is more convenient...I can't get my head around that. The disadvantages far outweigh the advantages IMO. It generally isn't too much trouble to find out what package is missing and install it, and perhaps learn something along the way.

I will say however that I have been away from the linux scene since about 2004/5, and got back into it with Slackware 13. Perhaps things have changed since back then, or perhaps slackware isnt the distro for me. I like a clean, stable, secure system where it is easy to know what is going on in your system and administer it. Slackware meets this criteria perfectly, except for recommending to install everything which completely contradicts that.

I may check out Arch in the future, although I am not sure I like the idea of it being bleeding edge. For the moment however, I will stick with my minimal slackware install and see how I go.

(I do understand your point, and I ask for help because I am still getting back into the game and need to remeber how to solve my own issues. Everytime I ask a question I get closer to not needing to ask one the next time I have an issue.)

Cheers

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Old 12-19-2009, 03:21 AM   #8
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As I have said vociferously in another thread, Slackware is not like other distros. Installing things does not mean wasted resources because most stuff is not enabled by default. The only thing that's being wasted is disk space and when you're talking about 4GB with disk space as cheap as it is now, there is often no reason at all to do anything less than a full install.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 03:54 AM   #9
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Well, I don't want to get into that whole argument again and this isn't the thread for it, but I will address your point.

-The fact that slackware is not like other distros isn't relevant. Many distros have a uniqueness, which does not justify/require a full install.

-It is simply bad practice. Installing everything in case you need it rather than install just what you need?

-It is a security risk. Perhaps not a large one, especially if you stay updated, but it can not be debated that having only what you need is more secure than having everything*

-In line with what I had thought was the slack philosophy, learning should be encouraged, rather than simply taking the easiest method. Not to start a war, and not trying to troll, but while I was away from the slack community I envisioned something similar to the Arch forums, with users explaining things at length and teaching and tweaking their machine....not simply installing everything and being done with it.

-Considering the percentage of the userbase that possibly uses slack for standalone servers/firewalls etc, I am curious why it is not made easier to do a minimal install, and indeed why it is not closer to the default.

*Note: This has nothing to do with things running or not, and applies to packages simply being installed


I'm not trying to criticize slack at all. This is alrgely a difference in how I thought things were and how I think things should be, and how things are. I also suspect the community has changed a lot in the last 5 years, with many moving to distros like gentoo or arch.

As it stands, there is no better distro that I can make minimal and still follows the KISS principle while being well maintained, secure and stable. I will continue to use slack and donate to the project, although the idea of Arch will continue to weigh on my mind.

Cheers!
 
Old 12-19-2009, 06:23 AM   #10
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Just an additional note to say that after installing libgpg-error everything finished fine.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 06:41 AM   #11
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Quote:
-Considering the percentage of the userbase that possibly uses slack for standalone servers/firewalls etc, I am curious why it is not made easier to do a minimal install, and indeed why it is not closer to the default.
Surely it makes sense that a full install should be the default so that the needs of an end user with a desktop and minimal knowledge can be met.
When it comes to a minimal install, your requirements of a minimal install will more than likely be different to mine. With sufficient knowledge of needs, the Slack package system makes a minimal install easy to achieve.
 
  


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