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Old 03-04-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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package installation from tar.gz

I am using Slackware Linux 10.0 and trying to install tcpslice and netdude on my system from source packages. I don't prefer using PRMs under Slackware since it is not suggested!
But, unfortunatelly, not for only these installations on many installation I try to perform I get errros while "make"ing! There is no problem in "configure" step but I get errors while "make"ing...The errors are code related, and most of them are related with "wrong assignment". It seems that there are some invalid assigments in the code. These errors are not as easy as I can correct them.
I think most of the Linux users encouter such problems. How can I get rid of those errors...I install all the required libraries for the sofwares...

Thanks for your suggestions...
Old 03-04-2005, 03:01 PM   #2
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Well slackware has a package management system that uses installpkg. You can run installpkg on a .tgz file. That's the slackware format. Sort of a rpm only for slackware. That might be easier. Otherwise can you post the errors you get?
Old 03-04-2005, 03:33 PM   #3
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most of the time, when it bails during compiling, it usually is a missing or incorrect header file or a missing or wrong version library. the configure scripts of some packages are kinda so-so, meaning they don't check for everything required to build the package, while other packages have excellent configure scripts.

It's hard to say without you posting the errors you are encountering.
Old 03-04-2005, 03:46 PM   #4
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also if the source of a program is very old, it may not compile, since some things have changed. Not in the language but in the libraries. I remember when i tried to compile workman a very old cd player, which is abandoned under fedora core 2, i had to debug the code myself and correct some things, to be able to compile it.

Also in order to use wvdial in slackware 10.0, i had to install wvstreams, i think, and i couldn't compile the last version i fould in the project page. So I just used a precompiled slackware package of an older version, i found googling.

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