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Old 12-09-2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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Installing Minicom

I am a very very new user to Linux. I have installed Mandrake 10.1. I want to be able to use my modem to dial into remote routers and I have come to understand that minicom is the program to use. I have downloaded the newest version I can find but I am at a loss as to how to install it so i can use it.

I see that this question has been asked on more than one occasion but I have failed to find the answer.

Any help is appreciated.
Old 12-11-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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stevemen, I have created a new thread for your question. Next time please don't post a new question to a running thread, even if the problem is similar. Create your own one.

Minicom is included in Mandrake installation. Simply urpmi minicom will install it.

If you really want to have the newest version and it's not availabl as Mandrake package do the following:
1. Install compiler (gcc and g++ packages).
2. Unpack the archive (using console). The command is
tar zxvf minicom-version.tar.gz
3. Move to the directory it created
cd minicom-version
4. Run configure script
It complains if not all required libraries are installed (lists its names). Install them and their development packages (librarename-devel) and try again.
5. Build the program
6. Install it
(enter root password when asked)
make install


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