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Old 04-05-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
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Noob Needs Handholding Through P2P Installation

Hi all,

I have been trying to install P2P software on Mandrake 9.0 (KDE 3.0) but to no avail. I am not a computer whizzkid but I am also determined not to run off screaming back to Windoze like some big girl's blouse. I have searched this (top-notch) forum and found various internet pages but still can't install successfully - please can you help?

I have downloaded the following files to /tmp:

I found the following script on a web page and popped it into Konsole (super user mode):

cd /usr/local/src/
tar xvfj /tmp/gift-0.11.6.tar.bz2
tar xvfj /tmp/gift-openft-
tar xvfj /tmp/gift-gnutella-
cd gift-0.11.6
./configure && make && su -c 'make install'
cd ..
cd gift-gnutella-0.0.9
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/usr/local/lib/
./configure && make && su -c 'make install'
cd ..
cd gift-openft-
./configure && make && su -c 'make install'

Everything seemed to tick along very well for around 1 minute - lots of positive-looking messages, but then everything stopped with an error message along these lines:

checking ltdl.h usability ... no
checking ltdl.h presence ... no
checking for ltdl.h .... no

configure error:
libltdl is temporarily required. Please install the appropriate library and header files. ....

I have read previously that it is essential to have all the "development" packages installed, so I've done that - any thoughts on how to get this sorted?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Old 04-05-2004, 02:23 PM   #2
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Not all development packages, no - you just need libtool, I think.

download the source code and install that as per the INSTALL or README file in the archive. Should be all you need.


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