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Old 06-26-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
kyle4579
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I cant install a program


Im sure the solution to this is simple but I'm a linux newb and cant fix it. I get the following error message when trying to install zlib:

bash: make: command not found

This happens when I type in any make command, what should I do please!?
 
Old 06-26-2008, 06:13 PM   #2
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Hi Kyle.
We need more info to help you. What Linux distro are you using? Do you have the gcc compiler loaded?

Dave
 
Old 06-26-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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hi, im running mandriva 2008, but i dont have the gcc suite installed. That is my eventual plan, i am trying to install zlib as it is required for installing the RPM manager, which i was hoping to use to install GCC which has a fortran compiler and all I want to do is learn to program in fortran!!
 
Old 06-28-2008, 06:56 AM   #4
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Package 'rpm' is already installed, zlib too, I guess.
To make a text file with installed stuff :
'rpm -qa | sort > packages.txt'

And use the package manager, "Install - Remove - Software"
which should be preferred to install anything you want.
Please choose "All" in both columns to see all packages.
Also use > Settings > Repositories to set up from where
to get packages.

Compiling or installing packages like rpm and zlib already
being there will probably mess up your system.

'make' is a package, so is 'zlib-devel' ,just install with
the package manager or command # 'urpmi <package.rpm> (equal
functions : download and install.)

Rgds

Last edited by knudfl; 06-28-2008 at 06:57 AM.
 
  


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