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Old 04-08-2004, 07:08 AM   #1
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Angry I can't compile ANYTHING!!!!!!

I'm an inexperienced Linux user. I use Mandrake i686 system.

I'm trying to compile GNU Go. When I run configure it seems to be fine. But when I run make it soon gives up heap of error messages and quits abnormally.

I have never once succesfully compiled and used any Unix program in my system. I think I'll be better after a single successful attempt. Could anyone please help me??? I have gcc installed in my system already. Do I need curses or something????
Old 04-08-2004, 07:12 AM   #2
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Check the README file or something similar that should have been shipped with the source, if you're lucky you'll find the needed programs to compile it, and then just use rpmdrake to install what's missing.

Since you're using Mandrake, you should also (if you haven't already) use rpmdrake to install everything in the "development" category, it'll install many common libraries needed to compile programs.

Hope this helps.
Old 04-08-2004, 10:46 AM   #3
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Well, I presume you did ./configure first right? If you did, did this comlain with anything not found that is required? It sounds like it knew some stuff was missing
Old 04-08-2004, 03:11 PM   #4
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When I run configure it seems to be fine.
Try redirecting error output to a file:

./configure 2> errors.txt
Then you can grep the file. It'll make it easier to spot any problems. You can also redirect all output (leave out the '2') and then just grep the resulting file for "warning", "error" or "missing"

Hope this helps


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