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Old 11-19-2005, 06:26 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: SUSE 10
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Component updates

I'm very, very new to Linux, just got SUSE up and running. I'm trying to install some stuff, like Gthumb and XMMS.

However, I seem to be getting just about nowhere. I have the "./configure" bit sorted, but I kept getting errors that newer versions of GLIB and GCC being needed.

I think I sorted gcc using YAST, and I managed to install GLIB 2.9.0. However, in YAST, it says I have version 1.12-something. XMMS wants 1.2.2 at least. How do I make sure it's updated?

Also, Gthumb nags about libgnome2 not being there, which is also installed according to YAST.

I haven't managed to run YOU as I'm waiting for a replacement modem for my abandonware Intel AnyPoint. Would that help sort things out with program updates?

Old 11-20-2005, 06:20 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Scotland, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu
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First of all, why are you trying to compile things? Is there a real reason for this, or do you just not know about RPMs/YUM/Packages in general.

If you want some info on how to install RPMs (RPM Packages), then look at my site:
The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide, Chapter 9: Installing Software (RPM section)

If you are really compiling stuff because you need to then the problem you are having is down to dependencies.

Basically - configure is saying, 'Hey, you don't have program X installed, I can't install program Y until you have program X installed too'.

This means you need to download program X, compile it first and then go back to program Y.

See my tutorial at for more information on compiling from source.

Hope this helps,

Ali Ross


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