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Old 01-06-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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Kdevelop install problem


I recently built a computer and decided to jump in the deep end and use only linux on my new pc. I am trying to learn c++, so I can give something back to the community. My problem is, that I can't seem to install an IDE. I am trying to use Kdevelop, since I heard that the Linux Dev-C++ (What I use on windows) is a lemon. I am using Mandrake 10.1 Official - the free download version. I installed the OS with all the defaults and I did install the development packages.

I installed all of the required software listed on the KDE web page, but when I try to configure it, I get an error message saying that the "X include files could not be found". I found one previous post regarding someone else with the same problem, and the response was that they needed to install the "X-server development packages." However, the noob that I am, I don't know where to get this. I found some packages matching that description with Google, but when I rpm'ed them, it said they were already installed.

Can someone explain to me what these "X-server development packages" are, and how I get them? I now have rpm and a compiler (gcc), so I can install it from source or rpm if I can just figure out what I need. Thank you all so much.

-Patrick Moran

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Old 01-06-2006, 11:26 PM   #2
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use your distro's package manager (urpmi on mandrake?) and double check to make sure the development files for X windows IS in fact installed.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 11:43 PM   #3
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I checked the package manager (I believe called rpmdrake) and couldn't find anything exactly matching that description. There was a number of development packages that never mentioned X, and some X packages that never mentioned development.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 11:46 PM   #4
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do a search in the package manager, to make sure your not only viewing "installed" packages, or something similar.

look for the X sources in the list.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 11:51 PM   #5
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I opened up the "Browse Available Software" window when I did my first search, and I both looked by hand and used the search function. Is there some menu or keyword I'm missing? I searched for "x-server development" "x server development" "x development" and "x-server".
 
Old 01-07-2006, 12:03 AM   #6
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i just looked up your distro and version on distrowatch to get specs.. it looks like it uses XFree86 v4.3.0, and doesnt even include xorg (those are the 2 X Windows systems for *nix).

look for all XFree86 packages, post a list of them with status (installed/not installed) or better yet a link to screenshot.

it should have either develop* or source in the name of the package.

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Old 01-07-2006, 12:06 AM   #7
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Well, I'll get that list, but while we've been talking I've also been trying to install some packages that looked right, and one said it couldn't install because I'm missing "XFree86-devel" which I have found online? Is this the holy grail I'm looking for?
 
Old 01-07-2006, 12:11 AM   #8
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There are only two packages even listed under XFree86. I'm not sure whether they are installed, but neither appears to be related to development. I have a screenshot, but I'm not sure how to get it to you, I don't have any webspace of my own.
 
Old 01-07-2006, 12:20 AM   #9
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ok well if its only 2, could u write them. the devel would be the one your looking for. surprised its not in the list though?

look for libxfree86-devel or something similar.
 
Old 01-07-2006, 12:21 AM   #10
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Got that screenshot for you.

www.geocities.com/magic_man_moran/snapshot1.jpg
 
Old 01-07-2006, 12:23 AM   #11
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check out this link (http://www.mandrakehelp.com/RPM-HOWTO.html#2.6.2.1)

it explains how to add another source to your package manager (urpmi), so it has more places to look. youll also have to search google or yahoo or wherever, to find an ftp link to a repository for this (mandrake 10.1).

or, instead of doing all that.. simply look online for a mandrake 10.1 rpm file for the devel package you found, and install it via your package manager.

how to add new sources to the package manager wouldnt hurt knowing though.

if you cant find an rpm file for it.. then i think youd have to install it by source. which is easily found at the official website.



edit::

ok just saw the screenshot... list your packages by alphabetical order, instead of by section or whatever its on.. itll just be easier (in case they palced things in funny spots).

also look in X11 for the devel, and, again for the libxfreeb86-devel (or something similar)

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Old 01-07-2006, 12:30 AM   #12
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I'm trying these things now. I really appreciate your help.
 
Old 01-07-2006, 12:33 AM   #13
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ok.. np.
the first and easiest thing to do is search for the things i said in the rpmdrake, rather than going through all the other trouble, when u maybe dont have to.
 
  


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