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Old 07-22-2006, 07:59 AM   #1
DropKey
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Tarball install Problem




Hi,

New to Linux, so please don't beat me up !

Dragged wget off my CD onto my desktop. Right clicked and at actions
extracted. It unzipped and opened up as a folder. I clicked the terminal icon and did following : ( ./configure ) That seemed to
go well. I followed with (make) and bunch of text scrolled down and finished with an error.

What am I doing wrong?
Can I download any tarball to any distro or can't I?
Have I encountered this Dependency Hell thing?
Can someone provide a dum dum like me a step by step procedure to complete this installation.

Please e-mail too if possible.
Thankyou very much.
 
Old 07-22-2006, 08:01 AM   #2
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tarballs are distibution independent. But at times you may face dependencies.
follow this

regards
 
Old 07-22-2006, 08:10 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DropKey
New to Linux, so please don't beat me up !

I followed with (make) and bunch of text scrolled down and finished with an error.
We don't beat up newbies.

We need to know what the errors are. With something like make, there can be one error that causes all the others---you need ot know what happens at the beginning.

Try this:
"make 2>errorfile" This runs make, but puts all the messages out to a new file.
When done:
"more errorfile" Look in the first few lines and tell us what the FIRST error is.

For some kinds of SW, you have to have the kernel source installed when you compile it.
 
  


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