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Old 09-05-2003, 10:05 AM   #1
Sammy Jenkis
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Question Synaptic and ./configure questions

OK, first off I'm a newbie to *nix so please talk to me as you would a 5 year old . I've got 2 questions for ya, hopefully someone can shead a bit of light.

First I'm using a Knoppix HD install and any program that I try to run ./configre on, ends with this:
checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0.3) (headers and libraries) not found. 
Please check your installation! For more details about this problem, 
look at the end of config.log.
I just download the .gz files to my home dir then extract them into a new folder in my home dir. Should I be extracting these someplace else? This QT error happens reguardless of if I su first or not, and this error happens with all of the .gz files that I've downloaded thus far.

My second question which is unrelated to the first is reguarding synaptic. I have successfully installed one or two things with this, but when ever I try something with dependencies wierd stuff happens. Say for example I try to get Kdetoys. When I hit the proceed button, the pop-up says:
158 packages were kept back and not upgraded
1 new package installed
1 package upgraded
119 packages removed
180mb will be freed after installation
I actually proceeded once installing some other package and ended up messing up my whole KDE and I had to reinstall everything. I mean if I'm installing new stuff shouldn't I be loosing free disk space and not gaining space? I'm wondering if there's a setting that I've overlooked or some step in the procedure that I'm skipping.

Thanks anyone who can tell me what I'm doing wrong.

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Old 09-05-2003, 10:40 AM   #2
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1) You do not have the QT development headers installed, if you want to add them in then you will need to install the qt3-devel package
Old 09-05-2003, 11:34 AM   #3
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Thanks Chris,
I installed libq3-headers without any problems. I rebooted and ./configure still gives the same error (Qt (>= Qt 3.0.3) (headers and libraries) not found. Please check your installation!). Once I install the headers, do I have to initalize it or somehow start it up? I tried to install libqt3-dev, but when I hit the install button it puts the up arrow icon next to the selection for a second, then removes it. And I can't install it. I don't already have it installed.

My problem is that I'm still unfamiliar with how linux handles files, programs etc. Once I install something with synaptic, I have no clue where it got installed. I guess it's time for some good old fashioned diggin around, see if I can figure some of this stuff out.



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