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Old 11-09-2003, 07:13 PM   #1
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Compiling Just Doesn't Wann Work

I am having trouble compiling games, the games I am trying are games that use the SDL stuff. Well I can't compile the SDL stuff either, it lets me ./configure but not make here is what I get when I try

cd . && aclocal
cd . && automake --foreign --include-deps Makefile required file `./depcomp' not found
make: *** [] Error 1

beats me I have no clue, compiling has never worked for me before on Mandrake either, I now run Slackware 9.1
Old 11-09-2003, 08:07 PM   #2
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I use Mandrake 9.1 and can't compile anything.

Maybe you can look for an RPM? Those never fail me!
Old 11-09-2003, 10:47 PM   #3
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are you root? make shouldnt bomb out if your not root but make install will if your having problems try su-ing and then compiling
Old 11-09-2003, 11:08 PM   #4
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yes I am root it still doesnt work
Old 11-10-2003, 12:19 AM   #5
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Yea. I know what you mean. I am on Red Hat 9 and everytime i compile something such as Wine or any other program, i get errors.
Old 11-10-2003, 03:19 AM   #6
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Try this command:

sh ./
Old 11-10-2003, 06:14 AM   #7
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verify that u have all required dependencies to compile stuff
Old 11-10-2003, 08:44 AM   #8
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Yeah I'm pretty sure I am missing dependencies, I don't understand those though.


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