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Old 03-01-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
Akinjide
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Question Problem with xutils-dev on Ubuntu 8.10


I am trying to untar and run a software package on ubuntu 8.10.
I untared it and then gave the command:

<xmkmf> (to be able to make the 'makefile'.)

but it complained that it couldn't see <xutils-dev>.

1st question: How do l get the <xutils-dev> package?


Well, l tried the internet, and got one package (which l don't know whether is the right one - xutils-dev_7.4+3.tar).


2nd question: In which directory should l copy it to recognise
it? Then, how do l copy it there?
I tried to copy it into the root - but l wasn't allowed.

Any help?

Thanks.

Jide
 
Old 03-01-2009, 09:28 PM   #2
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Did you attempt to install the xutils-dev package from the Ubuntu repositories? xutils-dev (7.4-4) is in the Intrepid repositories, so I'd expect that it would be in the Hardy ones too.

In any case, did you check for the application you're trying to install in the repositories? It's usually easier to just install the compiled package rather then compiling your own copy. Unless, of course, you really have some reason to actually change the source code.

If you have a requirement that's not met by an application, and you're willing to modify the application to satisfy that requirement, consider joining the applications development team and working with them to update the code. Or, at least, be sure to submit your changes to the application's development team so they can add it to the application.

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Old 03-02-2009, 05:02 AM   #3
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Thanks.
Please, how do l install the xutils-dev package from the Ubuntu repositories?

Jide
 
Old 03-02-2009, 05:06 AM   #4
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Issuing the command

sudo apt-get install xutils-dev

gave something like this ..

<Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package xutils-dev>

Thanks.

Jide
 
Old 03-02-2009, 05:15 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Akinjide View Post
Issuing the command

sudo apt-get install xutils-dev

gave something like this ..

<Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package xutils-dev>

Thanks.

Jide
Maybe you don't have the correct repos listed in your sources.list file. xutils-dev is certainly in Debian as a package so I would guess that it's also in the Ubuntu repos somewhere.
Quote:
$aptitude search xutils
i A xutils - X Window System utility programs metapacka
i A xutils-dev - X Window System utility programs for devel
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 03-02-2009, 06:39 AM   #6
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Thanks.
After giving the command - $aptitude -S xutils

it couldn't find the package.

But, l already downloaded a package from the internet.

Jide
 
Old 03-02-2009, 06:41 AM   #7
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I had earlier downloaded..

<xutils-dev_7.4+3> from the internet.

Jide
 
Old 03-02-2009, 08:09 AM   #8
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Quote:
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Thanks.
After giving the command - $aptitude -S xutils

it couldn't find the package.

But, l already downloaded a package from the internet.

Jide
The command is
Code:
$aptitude search xutils
The command you tried (with -S) just opens the ncurses gui of aptitude. Try again with the "seach" option and you'll find it.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 03-02-2009, 05:32 PM   #9
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Thanks.

That was the command l first issued ($aptitude search xutils). Nothing happened after the command. It was then l tried to find information about aptitide using <man>.

Jide
 
Old 03-02-2009, 05:39 PM   #10
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I don't know what you are doing there. Here is my system, 8.10 as well:

Quote:
jurgen@Selena:~$ aptitude search xutils
p xutils - X Window System utility programs metapacka
i A xutils-dev - X Window System utility programs for devel
 
Old 03-02-2009, 06:39 PM   #11
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Then, l guess my own ubuntu has problems.
Something is definitely wrong or even many things !

Thanks.

Jide
 
Old 03-02-2009, 06:57 PM   #12
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Check System > Adminstration > Software Sources. Maybe you are using a download mirror that is not alive anymore?
 
Old 03-04-2009, 05:49 AM   #13
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OK.

l downloaded xutils-dev_7.4+3 from the internet.
How and where do l install it, to be 'usuable'?

Thanks.

Jide
 
Old 03-04-2009, 05:51 AM   #14
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Sorry, l mean 'useable',so that l can use it to make the compilations.

Jide
 
Old 03-04-2009, 06:04 PM   #15
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Thanks.

I got another Ubuntu installed, and it has the xutils-dev package.

Cheers.

Jide
 
  


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