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Old 03-05-2007, 03:45 AM   #1
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how to install software on linux

how to install the 3rd party software on linux

and how to cofigure

and how to run the application

pls guide me


Old 03-05-2007, 03:52 AM   #2
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A good starting point is this! Hope this will help
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If I may add, installing rpm packages make uninstalling very easy whereas sometimes uninstalling packages installed with ./configure, make, make install route can be real pain
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Take a look here for a detailed guide on software installation.
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Originally Posted by ravigovind29
how to install the 3rd party software on linux
I'm not sure what you mean by "3rd party software".

The preferred method is alwasy to use the package manager---what distro are you using?
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Install troubles

I am also having problems with installations. I try following step by step instructions and that doesn't seem to pan out. I am trying to get my wireless card to work in my laptop. I was told I needed the latest version of wlan. I got it and tried installing according to the instructions. Every step of the way it seems the files i needed from folders wasn't were the instructions said and I had to find them. I thought I did but in the end I got an error for the install. Oh well, I know I'm thick headed but I'll keep plugging along. Here is where all I went with the install. Good luck to you.

Jim Vetor


Install attemp: To Mandriva 2007

[root@www linux-wlan-ng-0.2.5]# ./Configure

-------------- Linux WLAN Configuration Script -------------

The default responses are correct for most users.

Build Prism2.x PCMCIA Card Services (_cs) driver? (y/n) [y]: y
Build Prism2 PLX9052 based PCI (_plx) adapter driver? (y/n) [n]: n
Build Prism2.5 native PCI (_pci) driver? (y/n) [n]: n
Build Prism2.5 USB (_usb) driver? (y/n) [n]: n

Linux source directory [/lib/modules/2.6.17-5mdv/build]: cd /lib/modules
./Configure: line 234: [: cd: binary operator expected
/bin/sh: line 0: [: cd: binary operator expected
/bin/sh: line 0: [: cd: binary operator expected
make: cc: Command not found
make: *** [get_version] Error 127
./Configure: line 246: scripts/make.opts: No such file or directory

grep: cd: No such file or directory
grep: /lib/modules/include/linux/version.h: No such file or directory
The kernel source tree is version .
./Configure: line 262: [: -lt: unary operator expected
./Configure: line 267: [: -gt: unary operator expected
./Configure: line 271: [: -ge: unary operator expected
./Configure: line 275: [: -ge: unary operator expected
WARNING: the current running kernel is actually version 2.6.17-5mdv.
./Configure: line 284: [: cd: binary operator expected
The current kernel build date is Wed Sep 13 14:32:31 2006.
./Configure: line 301: [: cd: binary operator expected

./Configure: line 344: scripts/make.opts: No such file or directory
./Configure: line 358: $LINUX_SRC/include/linux/autoconf.h: ambiguous redirect
pcmcia-cs source dir []: /bin/echo -e the pcmcia-cs s
./Configure: line 376: [: too many arguments
./Configure: line 382: [: too many arguments

./Configure: line 392: $PCMCIA_SRC/ ambiguous redirect
./Configure: line 401: [: too many arguments
Alternate target install root directory on host []:
PCMCIA script directory [/etc/pcmcia]: /lib/modules
Module install directory [/lib/modules/]:

It looks like you have a System V init file setup.

Prefix for build host compiler? (rarely needed) []: n

Build for debugging (see doc/config.debug) (y/n) [n]: n

Configuration successful. Now type 'make' and pray.

[root@www linux-wlan-ng-0.2.5]# make
set -e; for d in src doc man etc; do make -C $d ; done
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jim/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.5/src'
set -e; for d in mkmeta shared wlanctl nwepgen wlancfg p80211 prism2; do make WLAN_SRC=/home/jim/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.5/src/ -C $d ; done
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/jim/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.5/src/mkmeta'
ngcc -E -M -I../include -Icd /lib/modules/include -D__LINUX_WLAN__ ../shared/p80211types.c ../shared/p80211metamsg.c ../shared/p80211metamib.c ../shared/p80211meta.c mkmetadef.c ../shared/p80211types.c ../shared/p80211metamsg.c ../shared/p80211metamib.c ../shared/p80211meta.c mkmetastruct.c > .depend
/bin/sh: ngcc: command not found
make[2]: *** [.depend] Error 127
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/jim/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.5/src/mkmeta'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jim/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.5/src'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[root@www linux-wlan-ng-0.2.5]#


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