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Old 06-23-2003, 09:38 PM   #1
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Can't get things to install


Hi,

I tried to install Kopete but it gave me this error: "configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details." I wasn't sure what was up so I downloaded GAim and I got the same error. What am I doing wrong? One thing I did notice was that while I'm logged into root, this is what it shows: "[root@ipXX--XX-X-XX gaim-0.64]#". When reading instructions and stuff I've noticed that most things have a $ instead of a #. I was using Konsole in "Super User" mode, if that makes a difference. I really would like to be able to install things so any help is appreciated.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 09:59 PM   #2
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do you have a c compiler ???

run a search on the hard drive for gcc
if it finds

PATH=$PATH:[the folder where gcc lives]

then install.

if this fixes the porblem, open the .bash file on your desktop, and add the folder to the path variable there.

also, what the output of echo $PATH
??


ohh, and, to install things, i would recoment you click the main menue, then settings, then add remove programs,

go into the development section, and install everything there
X development stuff
KDE and GNOME development tools
and the KERNEL compiler stuff

that way, you have everything you need to compile software.

Last edited by qwijibow; 06-23-2003 at 10:05 PM.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 10:01 PM   #3
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ohh $ simply means you are entering the command as a user
# means you are entering the command as root (or super user)

but like i said, soulds like either you dont have a compiler installed, gcc is a compiler that comes wih linux.

OR, you PATH is wrong, both are easy to fix.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 11:09 PM   #4
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Hi,

Thanks for that. I got what you said installed and everything was going fine until I typed "make install" and I got this error: "make[3]: *** [libkopete.la.closure] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/ryan/Desktop/kopete-0.6.2/kopete/libkopete'
make[2]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/ryan/Desktop/kopete-0.6.2/kopete/libkopete'
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/ryan/Desktop/kopete-0.6.2/kopete'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
"

What do I do now? Thanks.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 11:14 PM   #5
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Could you post the errors that come before that. All that tells us is that there is an error.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 11:19 PM   #6
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. Actually, I tried to start fresh from the targz file and when I typed make I got the same errors, perhaps this will help?

"libtool: link: warning: `-version-info' is ignored for programs
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lart_lgpl_2
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status"

This was right above the errors I just posted. If this isn't what you're looking for could you please tell me what exactly you're looking for, I'm not really sure what to post. Sorry.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 02:00 AM   #7
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Doesn't anyone know? I really want to get this installed but I don't know what to do or what information to provide you.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 02:13 AM   #8
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I take it you were unable to find an already compiled RPM to install. This would be much easier. Do you know where to look (rpmfind.net) to find RPM's? I would recommend this for noobs rather than trying to troubleshoot compiler problems.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 03:00 AM   #9
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Hi,

Thanks for that. I didn't know about that site, but I will bookmark it. With RPM's, do I just double click it and it will install? Also, the kopete on there is i386, will it still work despite I'm on RedHat 9 which I believe is i686? Thanks.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 03:04 AM   #10
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Hi,

I tried to install it but got these errors:

libGLcore.so.1
libcrypto.so.0.9.6
libssl.so.0.9.6
libvga.so.1

I have both GNOME and KDE installed, I don't understand why it's not working. Please assist. Thanks.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 03:42 AM   #11
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Too much to respond to at once.

The i386 vs. i686 refers to architecture, not RedHat version. For instance, if you are using a Pentium II or higher, then you have i686. However, many RPM's are not dependent on the arch, or they are not optimized for the arch during compilation.

long story short, basic applications do not matter if you use i386 or i686. However kernel modules, etc... you would want to get the correct arch.

No you don't just double click them. You would need to use the rpm command inside a konsole or Gnome terminal window (Command Line Interface).

--------------and to the 2nd post -------
These are probably dependency errors. You may want to download Red Carpet from Ximian. This little jobby will check dependencies and give you the option to download them and install them as well. You can download updates (security and whatnot) or download & install new software with this.

http://www.ximian.com/products/redcarpet/download.html
 
Old 06-24-2003, 04:21 AM   #12
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Hi,

Thanks for the link, but it keeps telling me I have failed dependencies. One was glibc >= 2.3.2-27 or something and the others were to do with the Ximian stuff which I can fix. My current glibc is something like 2.3.2-11, how do I fix this? Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 04:45 AM   #13
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Shot in the dark on the compiling above (before the RPM hell broke out):
Were you root?

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