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Old 09-26-2009, 05:32 PM   #1
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configure won't recognize Libraries; Always have a dependency problem


I'm newish to Linux but am wondering if it matters. It seams that when I configure a tar file I get the same indication that I'm missing a dependency;whether it is already installed ,or after I add it and reconfigure it. I get the same indication that It isn't there. I haven't gotten past the configure stage as of yet. Some of the dependencies came with my original install and are checked in my program manger app. Also does any one know why I can't load some ppd printer files? The helper file says that even the one I got from the printer manufacturer is in the wrong format. The distro is Mandriva 08.Any info is greatly appreciated.

Last edited by theKbStockpiler; 09-26-2009 at 06:50 PM. Reason: too many ifs not enough its:must have been hungry for beef when I wrote this: Live and Die by Mandriva; Standardization ....
 
Old 09-26-2009, 06:26 PM   #2
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Hi, there may be a dependency problem, or a linking problem.

The linking problem may be based on the dependants. (spelling glitch in my head today, sorry.)

Are you using a current kernel?

Type uname -a to see the version.

The other thing is the age/version of the tarballs you're trying to install.

What are the dates for the tar balls? Maybe they rely on deps that would normally be included with a newer version of the kernel and system files, like tar, unzip, etc.

I too used mandy 2007 at one point, but it really has shifted on it's axis as far as deps are concerned.

try ldconfig, a linking tool.

there is an other I use when this happends to my system, symlinks

look up these, I use them like this.

ldconfig -Cfrv (use cache as cache, use conf as conf, root, verbose)

symlinks -csrv / (directory, generally /, /lib and /lib64)

Hope this helps.

btw, I still have trouble installing some source packages, like jamin, qjackctl (jackd) and amarok2.

Regards Glenn

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Old 09-27-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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Thumbs up That did help

One of my goals is to write an application that categorizes words that works with a text editor or a word-processor. There is probably one already out there but it would make a perfect learning tool. Learning how to compile a program is a round about way to implementing your own. These are a some links I found that were both introductory and explicit.http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/114007?theme=printhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dependency_hell
http://www.linuxtutorialblog.com/pos...utorial/page/2
http://www.linuxtutorialblog.com/pos...utorial/page/2

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Old 09-27-2009, 07:29 PM   #4
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as to the orig. post
what is the software you are tiring to build ?
what is your Operating system ? ( Mandriva 08 ? )

What is the FULL error ?
 
Old 09-28-2009, 01:30 AM   #5
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Recently I switched from primarily using XP to Mandriva 08.I really can't complain because most of my needs are meet from Urpmis. A dictionary and download manager were my prominent needs. StarDict only ships with the devils library so I ignorantly thought it was a gag.It's comparable to Wordweb which even if it is spyware is worth having on windows.I would like a few games;that don't need a graphics card and another browser to be comfortable.I think I have Firefox-two which starts behaving like a pdf file download to a browser on XP but never recovers. If you have a lot of pages open;like forty this is a hassle. I'm still learning how to navigate around Linux so half the time I honestly don't know what I'm doing. I tried to install dillo again and it compiled but would not (make) a make file. This is the terminals response.[pete@localhost dillo-2.1.1]$ make file
make: *** No rule to make target `file'. Stop. Here's the script for un taring galeaon (stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now)
If you can tell me why a dev or devel version is needed along with the source code that would be great. This is just an outstanding question I have and has nothing to do with dillo. The gwget source code that when recompiled would have the same dependency listings after I verified I had it is no longer needed. I loaded Downloader for X by urpmi and works which is the important part.I was mostly wondering if some of the explanations the O.S offers is erroneous like windows.I've read to ignore the bad signature warnings so a least some of the time this is true. Thanks

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Old 09-28-2009, 07:06 PM   #6
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Hi, I generally run ./configure to create a Makefile.

Then type make

then sudo make_install

cheers, Glenn
 
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again
what is the software you are tiring to build ?
and can you post a link to it.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 02:44 AM   #8
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hyper-links

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again
what is the software you are tiring to build ?
and can you post a link to it.


http://www.dillo.org/download/dillo-2.0.tar.bz2
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gale...ar.gz/download

I think have have a link problem but I don't want to alter anything untill I have a overveiw of it(know more).Suposively RedHat has these issues as well. If I try to run dillo from a rmp attempted install the terminal reads"[pete@localhost ~]$ dillo
dillo: error while loading shared libraries: libpng.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory".I have to learn how libraries work anyway might as well be now.
 
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before i get into them
you DO KNOW that galeon is no longer being worked on right ?
the last update was last year ( Sat Sep 27 2008 03:36 )
why not use FireFox 3 or Seamonkey 2 beta
and for dillo ( from there front page )
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Warnings:

* do not configure fltk2 with --enable-cairo
* if you configure dillo with --enable-ssl, HTTPS pages will be readable but certificates will not be checked.

Steps:

1. Get the latest tarball (marked with a green arrow) from the source archive.
2. Install FLTK2 following the first section of these directions
3. Then dillo2:

tar jxvf dillo-2.1.1.tar.bz2
cd dillo-2.1.1
./autogen.sh; ./configure; make
sudo make install-strip

did you run ./autogen.sh FIRST
 
Old 09-29-2009, 03:09 PM   #10
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Theres room for better browsers

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before i get into them
you DO KNOW that galeon is no longer being worked on right ?
the last update was last year ( Sat Sep 27 2008 03:36 )
why not use FireFox 3 or Seamonkey 2 beta
and for dillo ( from there front page )

did you run ./autogen.sh FIRST
I'm not all that concerned if a program is being updated at this point in my experience level which may change. If you ever get really bored, go to Micochips MPlab or Mozilla's software archives. Both of them have been altered so many times it's incomparable to anything. On xp Firefox-three is the most unreliable app. I've ever used. That's why It hasn't been update on Mandriva and that's why I keep it on XP. It is so bad I took the time to inform them of what a piece of garbage it is.Right after it released they updated it with a huge patch. The best thing about Firefox is its interface. It's a striped down version of resource heavy Opera. I love Firefox but it's unstable with alot of pages open.Galeons executional twin is K-melean wich is decent on XP.
Thanks for the recommendations I'll try them out later tonight.

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Old 09-30-2009, 02:56 AM   #11
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autogen.sh: couldn't find legible docmentation on it

Quote:
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before i get into them
you DO KNOW that galeon is no longer being worked on right ?
the last update was last year ( Sat Sep 27 2008 03:36 )
why not use FireFox 3 or Seamonkey 2 beta
and for dillo ( from there front page )

did you run ./autogen.sh FIRST

I looked into autogen.sh/buildconfig and it doesn't seem applicable to a non professional developer.It would take me weeks to get acquainted with it. It looks like an automated tool that I would need to configure.I would have to understand what it does manually so I could use it which would make it obsolete on a small scale. I downloaded it, and un tared it to find an executable.Do I run this on whine? If I don't have an algorithm on how to use it (just follow steps with out understanding what is does),its too labor intensive.Thanks for turning me on to it though.


Here's the script:[pete@localhost autogen]$ ./autogen.sh; ./configure: make sudo make install-strip

A configure.ac or configure.in file could not be located implying
that the GNU Build System is at least not used in this directory. In
any case, there is nothing to do here without one of those files.

ERROR: No configure.in or configure.ac file found in /home/pete/Desktop/autogen
bash: ./configure:: No such file or directory
[pete@localhost autogen]$

I assume this has something to do with autogen being an executable just sitting in a file.

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Old 09-30-2009, 03:11 PM   #12
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from the dillo README did you build and install
Quote:
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FLTK2
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You can get the fltk2 library from fltk.org.
The recommended version is >= r6403. e.g. in:

http://fltk.org/software.php?VERSION=2.0.x-r6403
i just did then ran ./configure on dillo
then make but got a gcc4 error ( the compiler is changing )
-----------
" tablecell.cc:56: error: invalid conversion from ‘const char*’ to ‘char*’ "
--------------

so i am not going to hack the dillo code for something i am not going to use

hane you looked at the dillo help page
http://www.dillo.org/dillo2-help.html
and the mailing list
http://www.dillo.org/MList.html
 
  


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