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Old 06-06-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
ol1v3rw
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trouble installing software from source


i am new to linux (windows packed up again) and am having trouble installing any software. I have looked through the installation instructions that come with the software and many tutorials. But everytime i have problems. After i typed ./configure it goes through the license agreement etc but at the end i get:

gmake: g++: command not found
gmake: *** [project.o] Error 127

when i type in make i get the message
*** no target specified make file not found. stop
plz can you help.

btw i am running suse 10.1 and gnome - does that make a difference, should i change to kde?
thanks
 
Old 06-06-2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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It sounds like you didn't install the development packages, specifically g++, which is used to complie object oriented software (and also non-object oriented software). Tell YaST to install it. Then you should be okay.

If your computer does have g++ installed, then the make script just can't find it. Read the INSTALL or README and see if there is a command line argument you can pass to the ./configure command that will tell it where your g++ is located.

Gnome and KDE won't make a difference since you're doing it from the command line anyways. These are just desktop environments, they really don't have anything to do with compiling software.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 12:06 PM   #3
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You need g++, the GNU C++ compiler. The package name may be gcc-c++-<version> or gcc-g++-<version>. Install it and try again.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 12:07 PM   #4
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You need g++




Darn. Nylex beat me

Last edited by Linux~Powered; 06-06-2006 at 12:08 PM.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 12:08 PM   #5
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Linux~Powered,

I've loving the Iron Maiden signature.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 12:10 PM   #6
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Nice! I like that you like I like it.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 12:14 PM   #7
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cheers, thanks alot
 
  


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