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Old 02-26-2003, 11:49 PM   #1
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whats wrong w/ my slack?


ok well i am a newbie....i have been running slackware 8.1 for about 6 days. Well i try to install stuff from the slack tarball and it comes up with an error when i try to run it (gaim and apache) ok well when i configure and do the make, make install it dosnt work either....it says that it cant find the directory it supposed to be in. I downloaded the ISO from another server and i still have the same problem. and i have installed about 10 tims in 6 days. So its not a bad install.
 
Old 02-26-2003, 11:59 PM   #2
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If you dowload the .tz file all you have to do is type:

installpkg package-name.tgz

if you build from source are you type "./configure" first, before the make and make install.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 01:04 AM   #3
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ok gaim for instance...i am almost 100% sure that there is not a slackware package for gaim. So i will try and give you step by step for gaim...download it to your home directory (bunzip2 version)

home$ bunzip2 gaim-0.5.8.tar.bz2
$ cd /usr/src
$ su
# tar /home/yourname/gaim-0.5.8.tar
# cd gaim
# less INSTALL (get into the habit of reading this file always)
# ./configure
# make
# make install
# exit
$ gaim

that should definetly work on a fresh install. If not post what happens. Also alot of people say to not be root when you do a configure or make for security reasons, but just for this example should be fine.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 05:20 AM   #4
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Gaim is aviable here , as a slackware-package.

www.linuxpackages.net
 
Old 02-27-2003, 07:35 AM   #5
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i know all this.....but what im saying is it comes up whith an error either way i go.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 08:44 AM   #6
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Please, if you don't post the error-msg, we can't help you. I think, that you are missing some compiler related stuff.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 11:35 AM   #7
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cool site, yes, why aren't you posting what error that you are getting? maybe you got a bad file??
 
Old 02-27-2003, 01:35 PM   #8
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gaim and apache were both installed as part of my slack 8.1 install, they are both on the cd image. Are you upgrading versions ?
 
Old 03-01-2003, 03:21 PM   #9
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ok i found the problem....i had to install expat....yay
 
  


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