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LzW-x 06-11-2006 02:02 AM

lost install cd's (can't install)
I moved recently and am sure I must have packed up the 5 suse cd's but cannot find them! (I found the computer, lol) I want to install software and I know there is a solution but I'm having trouble figuring it out.

actually I installed several things so this is about TAR and the sticky help thread on that don't seem to the "lost cd" scenario!

I have the Suse default Gnome and maybe should have installed KDE to but didn't at the time because I did not want to get to bloated as a newbie! So far I think just one thing had a problem with that, it was a KDE script to make a GUI for RAR and needed the kde-libs which I could not find the file anywhere online. (just the entire KDE package)

I believe all of the other problems have been related to compiling... (missing c, cc, c+, gcc, etc) I thought I found a solution to this problem by adding an online directory to yast as install source but it does not show the same packages available as when the cd is the install source! Particularly, it does not show any packages available that seem like they would fix the compiler errors of running ./configure scripts.

I think I should just download a C related RPM and install that, like the GCC program but I'm not sure if that is the best one or the wrong idea altogether?



Hmm... Looks kind of like a Version 7 system, but we'll see...

Congratulations. You aren't running Eunice.

It's not Xenix...

Nor is it Venix...

System manual is in /usr/share/man/man1.

Use which C compiler? [cc]

Checking for GNU cc in disguise and/or its version number...

*** WHOA THERE!!! ***
Your C compiler "cc" doesn't seem to be working!
You'd better start hunting for one and let me know about it.

lzw@linux:~/Apps/Linux/xarchive-0.2.8-6> ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.

lzw@linux:~/Apps/Linux/gnomerar-0.5.0> ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking for gnome-config... no
checking for file in /usr/local/lib... not found
configure: error: Could not find the file that is generated by gnome-libs install
How I ended up with these limitation after a mostly default install, I'm not sure... But I guess installing tarballs is not configured part of a default setup in SuSe!

LzW-x 06-11-2006 03:05 AM

install source was not offering the correct packages because I used the one shown in the example at the novel web site and it is not for suse!!!! The correct install source to use in a lost suse 10 cd's scenario is:

If you put this into yast as an install source, (even if you have all 5 cd's) you'll be able see stuff in yast software management that was not there before. Including a cool DOS platform game called Abuse! (converted to linux)

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