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Old 05-30-2004, 12:43 PM   #1
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Question Problem with Software installing

I'm new with Linux so this might sound stupid, but when I'm trying to install software from tar.gz files I always stuck in the same problem.

I get the tar files extracted with "tar" command, but when it comes to configuration of the file I get this error message:

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)... no
checking for g++... no
checking for c++... no
checking for gpp... no
checking for aCC... no
checking for CC... no
checking for cxx... no
checking for cc++... no
checking for cl... no
checking for FCC... no
checking for KCC... no
checking for RCC... no
checking for xlC_r... no
checking for xlC... no
checking for C++ compiler default output... configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

Do I have to install some kind of C++ lib or what?
Old 05-30-2004, 01:38 PM   #2
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Looks to me like you didn't install any development you have no C or C++ (or any other sort of) compiler and therefore can't compile from source.
Old 05-30-2004, 04:36 PM   #3
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So, you need to install gcc and all of it development packages before you can build anything from source. I believe everything should on your CDs so use "yast" or any other utility in SUSE Linux to install them... And once you have done that, you can ./configure again.
Old 05-31-2004, 03:22 AM   #4
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Thanks for you're help. I installed a developement environment and everything works untill a get this error message

checking for moc... no
configure: error: moc could not be found, please install first

I tried to install MOC 1.1.0 and I got it configured, but on the install phase I keep getting this error:

interface.c:576:39: missing terminating " character
interface.c: In function `show_help':
interface.c:578: error: parse error before "PAGE"
interface.c:593:1: missing terminating " character
interface.c:596:31: missing terminating " character
interface.c:598:1: missing terminating " character
interface.c:602:31: missing terminating " character
interface.c:605:1: missing terminating " character
interface.c: In function `events':
interface.c:1039: warning: deprecated use of label at end of compound statement
make: *** [interface.o] Error 1

Again somekind of package from YaST?
Old 06-18-2004, 12:39 PM   #5
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I am trying to install protux on debian and I have the same error
"moc could not be found"

I think that moc is a part of Qt, and I must install some developpement librairies of Qt...


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