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Old 08-10-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
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Newbie having problem installing .tgz and compiling?

I have recently just installed Suse 9.1 Pro for the first time and am just getting to grips. I have been reading Linux Format and they have reviewed a great sounding program called VNC2SWF. That creates SWF files from VNC sessions.

However I cannot install it!!

It states you need to install RealVNC, then a source file called ming-0.2a and then the VNC2SWF program. I have installed a RPM of RealVNC but there is no shortcut in my programs menu.

Also when I try to install ming-0.2a I have to compile it which I have never done before. Do I do the make install etc commands in the Shell-Konsole?? Then I cannot install VNC2SWF because I need the ming file.

Anyway if anyone wants to have ago themselves you can find the program at

Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

Old 08-10-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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unzip the ming file.

navigate to the folder with it in in a konsole

su (become root)

make install

that should be it
Old 08-10-2004, 04:12 PM   #3
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When I type in ./configure it comes up with bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
Old 08-10-2004, 04:18 PM   #4
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then just do make && make install

that means u dont need to configure the source.
Old 08-10-2004, 04:30 PM   #5
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Still the same

linux:/home/edward/ming-0.2a # make && make install
bash: make: command not found
Old 08-10-2004, 05:03 PM   #6
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You don't have development tools installed. Stick your SuSE disc in your machine, bring up YaST and install the development tools (gcc, make, autoconf, automake).
Old 08-13-2004, 04:14 PM   #7
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Right all the modules and programs are now installed!

However, after installing Real VNC and VNC2SWF, they have not created a shortcut on the program list they are just all the standard Suse default programs.

Where are the exe files kept, and is there any command I can run to start Real VNC or configure it?

Thanks to everyone has helped so far.

PS - I did need to install the development tools to overcome my previous errors.


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