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Old 06-24-2002, 01:34 PM   #1
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I am running Mandrake 8.1 and I'm to install some sotware (firestarter (firewall)). After I uppack the tarball file, the instructions say to type "./configure" then "make" and finally "make install".
My problem starts with "./configure"
When I type this I receive the following:
"checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
check for gnome-config... no
check for file in /usr/local/lib... not found
configure: err: Could not find the file that is generating by gnome-libs install"

I tried to install the gnome-lib RPM off my Mandrake cd and it says it's already installed. Any ideas?
Old 06-25-2002, 04:38 PM   #2
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Have you installed the devel rpm's also? You may need them if you are compiling gnome programs from source.

You may also want to install the autoconf rpm as it is missing too.
Old 06-26-2002, 08:07 AM   #3
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Thanks, its resolved. This is my first time with Linux. I reinstalled it, using Mandrakes expert mode and made sure all the necessary devel tools were selected. It did the trick. Thanks for help!


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