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Old 08-20-2003, 04:46 AM   #1
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Unhappy Installing/compiling package problems

I'm trying to install DC++ for Linux but I'm receiving various errors. I'm using a more or less full nstall of Slackware 9.0.

Firstly I'm trying to compile a package from source because the preconfigured Slackware packages for DC++ are for i686 architecture machines. As I'm using a Duron CPU I'm assuming that my box is of i386 spec and therefore this package is useless. Is this assumption correct?

Anyway, on going ahead to compile my own package, issuing the './configure' command I notice the following:

checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/ginstall -c

So I'm wondering why my system is detected as i686 and if this will cause problems, more of which follow.

After './configure' completes I issue the 'make' and towards the end receive a number of errors:

make[3]: *** [dcwidget.lo] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/st.a/setup/prg/net/share/dc++/dcgui-qt-0.2.18/dcgui/ui'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/st.a/setup/prg/net/share/dc++/dcgui-qt-0.2.18/dcgui'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/st.a/setup/prg/net/share/dc++/dcgui-qt-0.2.18'
make: *** [all] Error 2

I also go ahead issuing the 'make install' command and again receive similar and various other "syntax" errors. Where am I going wrong here anyone? I've looked around and gathered that this may be down to not having ncurses installed however, this is installed. Do I need to place any symlinks somewhere perhaps? Excuse my ignorance, I'm learning but very slowly it seems at the moment .
Old 08-20-2003, 06:01 AM   #2
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i386 = 386 processors
i486 = 486 processors
i586 = pentium I processors, AMDK6 etc.
i686 = pentium 4, AMD Duron/Athlon
(I'm sure someone will add some other processors to this short list..)

So, use the i686 package.
Old 08-20-2003, 11:27 AM   #3
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about your errors: are u installing your programs as root? If not you should become root like this:
su -
and then your password
After that install your program.
Old 08-20-2003, 02:29 PM   #4
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Ok thanks for the replies. I always thought i686 was machines built on 64 bit architecture which uses CPU's such as optetrons. And yes I am installing htese as root.
Old 08-20-2003, 10:35 PM   #5
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Just adding that I get the same errors on attempting this compile on another machiine of greatly differing spec. This box has a full install of Slackware 9. From this it seems that I am missing some obviously necessary step but I can't for the life of me work it out, please help.


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