Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-25-2003, 05:39 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Slackware, LFS
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 15
Eterm/libast problems

i'm trying to compile eterm for the 500th time and as always it's saying i miss libast so i get libast 0.5 from their own site and it compiles and i try again and it still wont work...
i've had this problem on both redhat 8, 9 and slackware 9 and i've never been able to use Eterm and i've never gotten any help at all so i'm wondering if maybe someone else has had this problem and if someone can help me?
Old 07-25-2003, 05:50 PM   #2
Mega Man X
LQ Guru
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: ~
Distribution: Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Solaris, DSL
Posts: 5,339

Rep: Reputation: 65
tjena nocturnal!!!

Läget?. Well, I use myself aterm. It was quite easy to get it up and running and it's cool to have the capability of using custom backgrounds images on it, as well transparency. (not sure if eterm also does though)

Good luck
Old 07-25-2003, 08:17 PM   #3
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Slackware, LFS
Posts: 80

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
mmm svenskar

yea sure i have aterm now with waimea and i feel comfortable in it but i wanted to try fluxbox one more time before i give up cuz it seems as if the only time fluxbox works well for me is when i have eterm with all that comes with it(esetroot)
Old 07-25-2003, 09:41 PM   #4
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Jette, Brussels Hoofstedelijk Gewest
Distribution: Debian sid, RedHat 9, Suse 8.2
Posts: 446

Rep: Reputation: 31
So presumably after compiling libast you have done a make install?

The question is when you did a make install, into which directories did it install the header and library files?

When you try to compile Eterm, is it complaining about a missing libast header file or the libast library file?

If you have installed either of these in non-standard places, have you specified when you ran the configure script for Eterm, extra directories to check for header (include) files and library files?

Have you checked the configure.log file for Eterm, after you ran configure, as to whether or not it found libast and what was the problem, if any?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Esetroot (Eterm) error - starting Eterm in transparent mode? nimcha Linux - Software 2 07-14-2007 05:58 AM
libast-0.5 & Eterm 0.9 issues Modify Linux - Software 2 11-19-2003 07:23 AM
libast and eterm code_noc Slackware 1 10-14-2003 10:13 PM
Eterm-0.9.2 ./configure libast not found cicisbeo Linux - Software 3 09-29-2003 07:00 AM
Eterm and Libast 0.5? cclavey Linux - Software 1 05-08-2003 10:07 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration