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Old 12-13-2003, 05:11 AM   #1
Stan the caddy
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Victoria, B.C
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installing rpm

Hi, i'm quite new to linux and am having a few problems, so if anyone can help with anything here that would be great.

1) Im trying to install gnorpm and when I run ./configure it doesn't like it too much:

[root@localhost gnorpm-0.96]# ./configure
creating cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... found
checking for working autoconf... found
checking for working automake... found
checking for working autoheader... found
checking for working makeinfo... found
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works... yes
checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) is a cross-compiler... no
checking whether we are using GNU C... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for POSIXized ISC... no
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for gnome-config... no
checking for file in /usr/local/lib... not found
configure: error: Could not find the file that is generated by gnome-libs install
[root@localhost gnorpm-0.96]#

2) I am also trying to install xmms and I get the following error when I try to run configure:

checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2... no
*** The glib-config script installed by GLIB could not be found
*** If GLIB was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GLIB_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to glib-config.
configure: error: *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***

When I do a search for this glib I get a lot of stuff indicating that I have glib 2.0 installed, but no glib-config.

3)Also, could someone tell me if theres a way to tell gunzip where to extract stuff?

4)Finaly, when I go into my windows partition in the terminal I can't access any files or directorys with spaces in their names. Is there any way around this?

So, if anyone can help me with any of this it would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by Stan the caddy; 12-13-2003 at 05:46 AM.
Old 12-13-2003, 06:28 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2002
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1) I think you need libgnome2 and libgnome2-dev installed,not too sure since I don't use gnome or gnorpm.

2) You probally need the glibc-devel file installed.

3) Don't know if thats possible,never seen any options for it.

4) Use " like "file name test"


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