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Old 07-08-2005, 09:40 PM   #1
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Compile Error


Hi, i'm new to linux and am using Suse Pro 9.3 KDE 3.41.

I'm trying to compile a KDE theme but keep getting the error message:

checking for libz... configure: error: not found.
Possibly configure picks up an outdated version
installed by XFree86. Remove it from your system.

Check your installation and look into config.log


Now, this happens pretty much for everything I try and compile.

The config log is obviously too long to post in this thread so i'll just add the ending for the time being, hopefully that will shed some light onto this irritating problem.

#endif
#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" void std::exit (int) throw (); using std::exit;

configure: exit 1

Not sure what all that means but hopefully someone will be able to help.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 10:00 PM   #2
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You could try updating "libz".
 
Old 07-08-2005, 10:03 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by stalefries
You could try updating "libz".
I tried that, but when I perform a YAST search for libz the ones which are listed are all the same versions. There is nothing to be updated.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 02:05 AM   #4
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when you configure things for KDE you need to do
./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
so it can find it's buddies
 
Old 07-09-2005, 06:39 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by foo_bar_foo
when you configure things for KDE you need to do
./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
so it can find it's buddies
Thanks for the replies, is that it then, I just need to add that command as is? If so, then I still get the same error
 
Old 07-09-2005, 10:17 AM   #6
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Are you sure libz is installed in /usr/lib?
 
Old 07-09-2005, 11:13 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Michael Johnson
Are you sure libz is installed in /usr/lib?
Think so, the files libz.a, libzio.a, libzio.so, libzio.so.0, libzio.so.0.1, libz.so, libz.so.1, libzvbi-chains.so.0, libzvbi-chains.so.0.0.0, libzvbi.so.0 and libzvbi.so.0.6.0 are present.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 03:39 AM   #8
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A couple of thoughts.
The configure script is looking in the wrong place.
There is an environment variable that needs to set.
There is an error in the configure script (highly unlikely).
The configure script is looking for a different version of libz.
do the following to find out any further information on the error.
#cat <log file name> | grep libz
it may tell you more about the error.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 03:58 AM   #9
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Also, you'll need the C language header files for libz if you want to compile against it. There may be a development package called libz-devel (or zlib-devel or something similar) that contains them.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 08:30 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the info, ill have to do some digging about. Hopefully if I sort this out then it may sort out the error with .sh files and getting permission denied all the time. Anyway, that's another forum thread
 
  


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