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Old 03-28-2009, 08:54 AM   #1
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Question stopmotion slackware 12.2


I'm having problems with the installation of the program stopmotion for linux. I believe that it was originally designed for use in Debian linux, but I'm on slackware. When I run ./configure, I get an error about libtar not being found. I know it's installed, and there's not a slackbuild. Dumb question, but what am I supposed to do now?
 
Old 03-28-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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Often when there isn't a slackbuild for a program, I'll create a package using src2pkg, which will work on a .deb, and then install via installpkg. If you haven't already discovered it, src2pkg is a marvelous tool, created and maintained by our very own gnashley


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Where might I find src2tgz?
 
Old 03-28-2009, 10:53 AM   #4
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Have you tried installing libtar:
http://www.feep.net/libtar/
 
Old 03-28-2009, 12:08 PM   #5
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yes, I have tried intalling an src rpm of libtar by making a tgz and installpkg-ing. No luck.
where might I find this mythical src2tgz?

the source link on the page you gave me appears broken.

Last edited by chickenlinux; 03-28-2009 at 12:09 PM. Reason: other problem
 
Old 03-28-2009, 12:36 PM   #6
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The src2tgz that you're looking for may indeed be mythical.

The src2pkg that I referenced in my reply to you may be found here:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...nload/src2pkg/

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Old 03-28-2009, 01:02 PM   #7
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It seems the link to the download is down, get the source here and compile it:
http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool...11.orig.tar.gz

Note that I would install it to '/usr' to make sure stopmotion finds it. So do "./configure --prefix=/usr".
 
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For kicks I decided to try to see if I could get stopmotion running, and I succeeded.

src2pkg will download from a url and create a package. I was lacking libtar, so I found an rpm:

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#src2pkg ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/releases/10/Everything/i386/os/Packages/libtar-1.2.11-11.fc10.i386.rpm
& installed it.

I had to create a softlink for libtar.so.0, which I did using libtar.so.1, and I had to create a couple of softlinks for a couple of Qt libs (which are in a strange place on my pc, prefixed by Trolltech), but it's all running, so you shouldn't have a problem.

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Old 03-28-2009, 01:49 PM   #9
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That's a messy way of doing it and should be done as a last resort, it may cause issues later on.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 02:40 PM   #10
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I didn't even have to run ln once and it works fine for me. Thanks!
This is a GREAT stop animation tool btw!
 
  


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