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Old 06-22-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
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Slackbuilds for slackware 13.37 not working.....


Hi folks, I downloaded some software from slackbuilds.org (netcat, modem manager, w3m, numpy and scipy) and the thing is none of them are compiling - the confiuration goes well but then furing make the app just dies. I am using ./app.Slackbuild to install the applications.
I can understand the dependencies issues with some applications but then some apps are basics like netcat-openbsd and w3m and even they do not install.
Am I doing anything wrong here? Any pointers or sugestions would be welcome.
Thanks for reading.
 
Old 06-22-2012, 04:08 AM   #2
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It can be useful for trying to understand what is happening to you if you post the errors the build spits (if it's a lot of stuff it's better if you use a service like pastebin.com for this).
Are you using a slackware-13.37 full install?
 
Old 06-22-2012, 04:10 AM   #3
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Also, make sure you log in with 'su -' to execute ./package.SlackBuild.
 
Old 06-22-2012, 04:14 AM   #4
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I just made packages for netcat and w3m with no issue.

What do you mean exactly by "the confiuration goes well but then furing make the app just dies"?
To make sure, please type as root e.g.:
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./netcat.SlackBuild 2>&1|tee netcatlog.txt
then append netcatlog.txt to your next post.
 
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:55 AM   #5
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Be aware slackbuild.org does not provide the source of the applications you wish to install, only the scripts to create the packages.
 
Old 06-22-2012, 10:21 AM   #6
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honeybadger...you should check out sbopkg for your slackbuild management if you have not done so already.

http://sbopkg.org

It is an indispensable tool for me.
 
Old 06-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #7
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Guess what I feel like I have fallen in the 'dumda** well'. For some reasons the netcat (BTW this is open-bsd netcat) installed flawlessly.
Yes, this is a full installation. And some extras too added in for fun
As far as w3m goes it is still not working. The output is fairly hige and it complains that gc.h is not found. If you want I can post the entire error but I am using links and so some buttons are not working. I am on a real slooooow internet connection.
 
Old 06-22-2012, 02:54 PM   #8
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You need to install gc which provides gc.h. This is noted here:
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This requires gc and imlib2
So check which packages you should build and install as dependencies and install it first. Unless otherwise stated these dependencies are available @ slackbuilds.org as well.

And remember that slackbuilds.org assume that you made a full install of Slackware thus if a needed dependency is included in a full install it won't be mentioned.

If after having installed all dependencies you still have a problem do what I suggested you in my previous answer.

To append the log (netcatlog.txt in the example I gave you) click "Go Advanced" whilst editing your post, then click on the paperclip in the icons menu, hit "browse" to select your file then hit "upload". This way you won't have to copy/paste anything.

PS May be you meant that the buttons I just mentioned are not usable through links. Can't you use another browser then?

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