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Old 05-18-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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A stupid question. :O

As title says, I'm here to ask you a stupid question (I'm a TOTAL n00b of UNIX systems).

Being me a big fan of good ol' games (Talking about Doom. :P), here ( I've found the engine that I like. :P

But there is a problem. I unzip the archive and run sudo ./configure.7, but the terminal says to me the following thing:

checking SDL/SDL_net.h usability... no
checking SDL/SDL_net.h presence... no
checking for SDL/SDL_net.h... no
configure: error: *** SDL_net not found!
The bad thing is that I don't EITHER know if I've installed that! (Yeah, I know, I'm a total idiot. )

The only thing I know is that I've ran ./configure and sudo make install for installing something called SDL_net-1.2.7, which SHOULD be the thing that I'm looking for.

Looking around about this error, I've found out to control if this file (SDL_net.h) existed into /usr/include/SDL/. I've found that in /usr/local/include/SDL/, so I've copied that into the directory that it should be in.

Guess what? It gives me the same kind of error.

What now? Have I forgot some kind of stupid thing (Of course, being me one of the most idiot man on this world ()) or is there some kind of major problem?

Thanks, but only if you reply to me! :P
Old 05-18-2009, 06:26 PM   #2
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Not a stupid question at all!

First things first, which distro is this for? Each has quirks with how it is set up.

You will need a list of things to build applications, tools such as make, gcc, autoconf, automake, etc. You will also need the source code of a lot of package, such as DSL_net.
Old 05-19-2009, 04:53 PM   #3
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I have Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, and yes, I also have make and gcc and I've downloaded autconf and automake.

Now, do I ONLY need DSL_net (It should be SDL_net, isn't it?), or I need something else?

Thanks for your help.
Old 05-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #4
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You will need to install the header files associated with each library you use. Most likely the package you already have installed only has the binary library files (which are used when running a program linked to that library), but not the header files (which are only used when building source which includes those headers). The package will be named something like SDL_net-1.2.7-dev in your repository.


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