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Old 10-05-2003, 05:09 AM   #1
godders48
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Unhappy Program will not start


Hi
I have downloaded compupic-5.1.1063-1.i386.rpm from the net it appeared to install ok but when I click on its start icon it does not open. If you have any suggestions please tell simply step by step!
 
Old 10-05-2003, 05:19 AM   #2
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Hi godders48!!!

Try starting the program from a terminal, so we can see what error messages you get.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 05:25 AM   #3
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Hi Megaman x
It said "Segmentation fault" what ever that is!
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Old 10-05-2003, 05:42 AM   #4
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hmmmmm, I hate, hate "Segmentation fault" errors. That's Linux's equivalent of "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be closed" . I have had that problem with Gimp last week

Well, a segmentation fault is most likely a broken link. It's because when you type the program name, the program exists, but the link to it or it's dependencies are broken. It could be:

1-bad rpm
2-bad installed rpm (did you install it normally with rpm -ivh <rpm name> or did your "force" to install the rpm. If you did the second one, don't .

The best should be remove the rpm, try to get a different version. If it fails, try to get the source of the program and compile it. You could try to find the program, the dependencies and link to them with ln -s but that would be really difficult. Compile is the best way. This thread is very helpful teaching how to compile program if you don't know how to do:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

Good luck
 
Old 10-05-2003, 06:10 AM   #5
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Hi
I right clicked on the downloaded icon and allowed Mandrake to install, was that not right? I have done this before and it worked ok.
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