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Old 05-26-2009, 02:51 AM   #1
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Unhappy problems installing a tar.bz file


hey I downloaded ksynaptics driver to try an fix my mouse problems but anyway I get on the net and look up how to do it there all telling me to run ./configure nothing ok so I follow the directions and run ./configure && make && sudo make install (the "sudo" part is where I get shut down... (bash ./configure: no such file or directory ) alright so then I try tar jxvf ksynaptics-0.3.3 and get....
tar: ksynaptics-0.3.3: Cannot read: Is a directory
tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

bzip2: Compressed file ends unexpectedly;
perhaps it is corrupted? *Possible* reason follows.
bzip2: Invalid argument
Input file = (stdin), output file = (stdout)

It is possible that the compressed file(s) have become corrupted.
You can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files.

You can use the `bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover
data from undamaged sections of corrupted files.

tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

any help on this would be great thanks
 
Old 05-26-2009, 02:58 AM   #2
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What is the name of the file you downloaded?
Quote:
tar: ksynaptics-0.3.3: Cannot read: Is a directory
Is there a directory ksynaptics-0.3.3 ?
if yes,
Code:
cd ksynaptics-0.3.3
./configure
make
sudo make install
 
Old 05-26-2009, 03:23 AM   #3
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alright well it shuts me down as soon as I enter the ./configure command I get... checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no
checking for kde-config... /opt/kde3/bin/kde-config
checking where to install... /opt/kde3 (as returned by kde-config)
checking for style of include used by make... none
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
so what do I do now?
 
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configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
You first need to install a C compiler.
Use yast to install gcc
 
Old 05-26-2009, 03:39 AM   #5
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ok now all's I get is this...
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no
checking for kde-config... /opt/kde3/bin/kde-config
checking where to install... /opt/kde3 (as returned by kde-config)
checking for style of include used by make... none
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... none
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
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.exe... no
checking for FCC... no
checking for KCC... no
checking for RCC... no
checking for xlC_r... no
checking for xlC... no
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... no
checking whether g++ accepts -g... no
checking dependency style of g++... none
checking whether gcc is blacklisted... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... no
checking whether gcc supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wundef... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wno-long-long... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wno-non-virtual-dtor... no
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... /lib/cpp
checking whether g++ supports -O0... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wl,--no-undefined... no
not using lib directory suffix
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep
checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E
checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for /usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking how to recognise dependent libraries... pass_all
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking for g77... no
checking for xlf... no
checking for f77... no
checking for frt... no
checking for pgf77... no
checking for cf77... no
checking for fort77... no
checking for fl32... no
checking for af77... no
checking for xlf90... no
checking for f90... no
checking for pgf90... no
checking for pghpf... no
checking for epcf90... no
checking for gfortran... no
checking for g95... no
checking for xlf95... no
checking for f95... no
checking for fort... no
checking for ifort... no
checking for ifc... no
checking for efc... no
checking for pgf95... no
checking for lf95... no
checking for ftn... no
checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77 compiler... no
checking whether accepts -g... no
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 32768
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
checking for objdir... .libs
checking for ar... ar
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for strip... strip
checking if gcc static flag works... yes
checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking for shl_load... no
checking for shl_load in -ldld... no
checking for dlopen... no
checking for dlopen in -ldl... yes
checking whether a program can dlopen itself... yes
checking whether a statically linked program can dlopen itself... yes
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... no
configure: creating libtool
appending configuration tag "CXX" to libtool
checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
libtool.m4: error: problem compiling CXX test program
checking for g++ option to produce PIC...
checking if g++ supports -c -o file.o... no
checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking for shl_load... (cached) no
checking for shl_load in -ldld... (cached) no
checking for dlopen... (cached) no
checking for dlopen in -ldl... (cached) yes
checking whether a program can dlopen itself... (cached) yes
checking whether a statically linked program can dlopen itself... (cached) yes
appending configuration tag "F77" to libtool
checking for msgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for gmsgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for xgettext... :
checking if C++ programs can be compiled... no
configure: error: Your Installation isn't able to compile simple C++ programs.
Check config.log for details - if you're using a Linux distribution you might miss
a package named similar to libstdc++-dev.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 03:46 AM   #6
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well ok I downloaded a c++ packet but still get the following message
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no
checking for kde-config... /opt/kde3/bin/kde-config
checking where to install... /opt/kde3 (as returned by kde-config)
checking for style of include used by make... none
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... none
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for g++... g++
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking dependency style of g++... none
checking whether gcc is blacklisted... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... yes
checking whether gcc supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wundef... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wno-long-long... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wno-non-virtual-dtor... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fno-reorder-blocks... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fno-exceptions... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fno-check-new... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fno-common... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fexceptions... yes
checking whether system headers can cope with -O2 -fno-inline... irrelevant
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... g++ -E
checking whether g++ supports -O0... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wl,--no-undefined... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wl,--allow-shlib-undefined... yes
not using lib directory suffix
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep
checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E
checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for /usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking how to recognise dependent libraries... pass_all
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking for g77... no
checking for xlf... no
checking for f77... no
checking for frt... no
checking for pgf77... no
checking for cf77... no
checking for fort77... no
checking for fl32... no
checking for af77... no
checking for xlf90... no
checking for f90... no
checking for pgf90... no
checking for pghpf... no
checking for epcf90... no
checking for gfortran... no
checking for g95... no
checking for xlf95... no
checking for f95... no
checking for fort... no
checking for ifort... no
checking for ifc... no
checking for efc... no
checking for pgf95... no
checking for lf95... no
checking for ftn... no
checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77 compiler... no
checking whether accepts -g... no
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 32768
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
checking for objdir... .libs
checking for ar... ar
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for strip... strip
checking if gcc static flag works... yes
checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking for shl_load... no
checking for shl_load in -ldld... no
checking for dlopen... no
checking for dlopen in -ldl... yes
checking whether a program can dlopen itself... yes
checking whether a statically linked program can dlopen itself... yes
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... no
configure: creating libtool
appending configuration tag "CXX" to libtool
checking for ld used by g++... /usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking for g++ option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if g++ PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if g++ supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking for shl_load... (cached) no
checking for shl_load in -ldld... (cached) no
checking for dlopen... (cached) no
checking for dlopen in -ldl... (cached) yes
checking whether a program can dlopen itself... (cached) yes
checking whether a statically linked program can dlopen itself... (cached) yes
appending configuration tag "F77" to libtool
checking for msgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for gmsgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for xgettext... :
checking if C++ programs can be compiled... yes
checking for strlcat... no
checking if strlcat needs custom prototype... yes - in libkdefakes
checking for strlcpy... no
checking if strlcpy needs custom prototype... yes - in libkdefakes
checking for main in -lutil... yes
checking for main in -lcompat... no
checking for crypt in -lcrypt... yes
checking for socklen_t... yes
checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet... no
checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet_stub... no
checking for inet_ntoa... yes
checking for connect... yes
checking for remove... yes
checking for shmat... yes
checking for sys/types.h... (cached) yes
checking for stdint.h... (cached) yes
checking sys/bitypes.h usability... yes
checking sys/bitypes.h presence... yes
checking for sys/bitypes.h... yes
checking for poll in -lpoll... no
checking Carbon/Carbon.h usability... no
checking Carbon/Carbon.h presence... no
checking for Carbon/Carbon.h... no
checking CoreAudio/CoreAudio.h usability... no
checking CoreAudio/CoreAudio.h presence... no
checking for CoreAudio/CoreAudio.h... no
checking if res_init needs -lresolv... yes
checking for res_init... yes
checking if res_init needs custom prototype... no
checking for killpg in -lucb... no
checking for int... yes
checking size of int... 4
checking for short... yes
checking size of short... 2
checking for long... yes
checking size of long... 4
checking for char *... yes
checking size of char *... 4
checking for dlopen in -ldl... (cached) yes
checking for shl_unload in -ldld... no
checking for size_t... yes
checking size of size_t... 4
checking for unsigned long... yes
checking size of unsigned long... 4
checking sizeof size_t == sizeof unsigned long... yes
checking for PIE support... yes
checking if enabling -pie/fPIE support... yes
checking crt_externs.h usability... no
checking crt_externs.h presence... no
checking for crt_externs.h... no
checking for _NSGetEnviron... no
checking for vsnprintf... yes
checking for snprintf... yes
checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
 
Old 05-26-2009, 03:52 AM   #7
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Check config.log for details - if you're using a Linux distribution you might miss a package named similar to libstdc++-dev.
Install the following packages:
libstdc++43
libstdc++43-devel
libstdc++33
Note that we are simply echoing what the error message already state. Carefully read them to find the solution.

Basically this is the first time you compile a program from source, so that you need all the development tools, like C/C++ compilers, C libraries, C headers and so on. Every time ./configure gives an error look at what is missing and try to find it (and install) using Yast.
 
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checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
Start with xorg-x11-devel. The X stats for the graphical environment, that is provided by xorg-x11 packages. The includes are the C headers needed to compile a C code. Usually you will find them in the -devel packages. For example:

xorg-x11 contains the X core and some application
xorg-x11-devel contains libraries and includes to compile other X applications

The -devel packages are not necessary for a program to work properly. You need them only when you have to compile another program against some other libraries and includes.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 04:19 AM   #9
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alright went an downloaded the dev files then ran ./configure but the last message I got was this
checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.3 and < 4.0) (headers and libraries) not found so I went an searched the forums and someone mentioned a qt4 devel package might work but I'm using opensuse 11 and did not see such a packet...any other suggestions
 
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checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.3 and < 4.0) (headers and libraries)
You need a version greater than or equal to 3.3 but smaller than 4.0. In Opensuse 11 you can look for qt3 and qt3-devel.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 04:37 AM   #11
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k all the packets are loaded now and the command prompt tells me "good- your configure finished start make now but when I type in "make" I just get a message saying command not found so what do I do?
 
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use yast to install make
It is better to use yast to install, instead of downloading (like you did for gcc)

Last edited by repo; 05-26-2009 at 04:49 AM.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 04:55 AM   #13
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k it's all good and done now...wow you'd think they would just have all these in one package but anyway thanks for all your help guys I would have never figured it out without you guys
 
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k it's all good and done now...wow you'd think they would just have all these in one package but anyway thanks for all your help guys I would have never figured it out without you guys
Just out of curiosity... did you solve the mouse problems?
 
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I just checked the OpenSuse repositories and ksynaptics is provided as binary RPM. Maybe you could have spared some trouble if you had installed the RPM, anyway I think it was a good exercise to install a program from source. You encountered the typical problems of missing dependencies, which now you're able to solve in the future.
 
  


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