Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-15-2003, 10:12 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Idaho
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Linux software questions

I just installed Mandrake 9.1 and am trying to install a bunch of different software on the system. I am not sure if I have perl already on the system or not. There are perl libraries, but when I try to install another piece of software it tries to find a perl header file (perl.h) , which it can't. I don't know why it is not there.
I also need to find out if I have a C++ compiler installed on the system. How would I go about doing this? If I don't have it, how do I go about downloading it and installing it?
I also am trying to install gd, a graphics library. I downloaded it and extracted it in my tmp file on my home directory. How do I install, and in what directory should it go?

Old 10-15-2003, 11:19 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Silly Con Valley
Distribution: Red Hat 7.3, Red Hat 9.0
Posts: 2,054

Rep: Reputation: 46
i guess you could try to use any one of these commands to see if perl is installed.

whereis perl
which perl
locate perl

on my system, whereis perl and which perl will output /usr/bin/perl which is where the perl program is at. my guess is though that perl.h file is a c/c++ file, in which case, when you installed mandy, did you choose to install the development packages? i'm not sure on how mandy's install is since i don't use it, but i know in redhat's install, you can make a choice of the different packages you want installed, one of which being the development packages needed for compiling programs/source code. if you didn't, try finding the packages on your mandy install cds.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Software Questions megadeth Linux - Software 3 03-19-2005 01:58 PM
Multipul Software Questions iz3r Linux - Software 16 02-02-2005 04:34 PM
Questions about software??????? ___crisis___1 Linux - Software 4 04-30-2004 11:20 PM
new to Linux / Mandrake 9.2, Software questions please help a1n_s0ph_x_4u12 Linux - Software 4 01-24-2004 01:17 PM
Some software questions!! bfinne Linux - Newbie 2 01-14-2004 06:16 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:41 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration