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Old 12-10-2008, 11:47 AM   #1
JPJ526
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Trying to download a game and getting some SDL-mixer errors?


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Checking for required C library versions ... OK
Checking for Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) ... OK
Checking for SDL Image Library ... OK
-------------------------------
Checking for required C library versions ... OK
Checking for Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) ... OK
-------------------------------
Checking for Simple DirectMedia Layer Mixer (SDL_mixer) ... failed
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Error: Could not find 'Simple DirectMedia Layer Mixer (SDL_mixer)'. Try using the native package manager for Ubuntu 8.10 (apt-get) to install a package with similar name to 'sdl_mixer'.

Error: Unable to prepare package SuperTux platform game.

What does that mean, and how would I go about installing the "mixer"?

I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 last night, after I finally got sick of getting spyware and viruses on XP. I'm very excited about Linux, but it will take some time to get familiar with.

Last edited by JPJ526; 12-10-2008 at 12:04 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:58 AM   #2
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It looks like you're trying to compile it from source (not just download it). On Ubuntu, at least for version 8.04, there is a binary package available. Look for it and you will avoid some headache trying to compile from source (at least for now).

You have different methods to search and install packages on Ubuntu. I suggest to launch the Synaptic package manager (look for it in the System --> Administration menu) or eventually you can try the command
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sudo apt-get install supertux
from a terminal.

If you really want to compile the source code, do as suggested from the configure script: "Try using the native package manager for Ubuntu 8.10 (apt-get) to install a package with similar name to 'sdl_mixer'". Or use the aforementioned synaptic.

And please, do not use huge characters in your posts... it looks like a shout!

Last edited by colucix; 12-10-2008 at 12:00 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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I'm sorry.. I'm trying to install it. It has already been downloaded.

I'll try what you have suggested, thank you. This is a lot different than XP, haha. I'm a noob.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 12:10 PM   #4
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He he... once you are a little more confident in the linux way, you will love it!
 
Old 12-10-2008, 12:12 PM   #5
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He he... once you are a little more confident in the linux way, you will love it!
It worked. I had no idea what the synaptic manager was... I'm gonna do some playing around in there.
 
  


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