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Old 03-29-2005, 10:40 PM   #1
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trouble with tar.gz files

hey i want to install airsnort. i unpacked the tar files but now what do i do? i have a folder with all the stuff in it, im running suse 9.1 personal, thnx
Old 03-29-2005, 11:11 PM   #2
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Is there a README, an INSTALL? Run those through less and follow the steps - probably your usual './configure && make && make install' assuming this is a source package of normal source.
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thnx alot man,read the readme and saw i had to run ./configure, but now 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 whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking for style of include used by make... none
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
i know it means im missing some packages, but what ones and where are they? is there an easy way to install them if i have the suse cd?thnx
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You're missing gcc and I think make as well. Given that, it's likely you're missing a lot. Should be easy enough to fix with the CD, though. There's probably a 'devel' directory or the like and you just use normal SuSE package management to get them on. If it spits out more errors after that, note what it says you're missing and look for a like-named package on your disc.

Not sure but there may be a way to mass-install the entire devel section. Anyway - just a case of adding what configure and friends say you're missing.

By the same token, I dunno what airsnort is but have you looked for a SuSE package of it? Might just be able to install that directly without compiling if you'd prefer that.
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SuSE 9.1 doesn't come with any development tools AFAIK. Search this forum -- there have been a number of threads about getting and using the pro edition development tools.


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