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Old 06-14-2009, 03:57 AM   #1
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dropline-installer fails to find aspell, cdparanoia, etc., on my install of 12.2


Hi,
I am trying to install Dropline Gnome on my fresh install of Slackware 12.2. But, the dropline-installer is failing with the following error message -

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Error: Your system is missing required software to install Dropline GNOME. The programs and libraries listed as 'not found' must be installed in order to proceed. Please ensure the following Slackware packages are installed:

aspell cdparanoia elflibs grep perl
pilot-link pkgtools sed textutils wget

These can be downloaded from ftp.slackware.com and installed using installpkg.
I am sure that the packages mentioned here are already installed on my system. Any idea as to what is going wrong?
 
Old 06-14-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
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Did you install dropline on a fresh slack install? are you using current? DLG doesn't like current sometimes...
 
Old 06-14-2009, 07:41 AM   #3
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Did you install dropline on a fresh slack install? are you using current? DLG doesn't like current sometimes...
No, it is a fresh install of 12.2
 
Old 06-14-2009, 08:43 PM   #4
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I saw that they have a new installer for 2.26. Were you using that? Here is the link: http://saxa.droplinegnome.org/i686/2...4-i686-2dl.tgz
 
Old 06-15-2009, 02:06 AM   #5
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also, make sure those packages are installed but looking for them in /var/log/packages
 
Old 06-15-2009, 03:07 AM   #6
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also, make sure those packages are installed but looking for them in /var/log/packages
these packages are listed in /var/log/packages, but they are i486, I think that is the problem as Dropline is compiled for i686. Is there a way out?
 
Old 06-15-2009, 03:09 AM   #7
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I saw that they have a new installer for 2.26. Were you using that? Here is the link: http://saxa.droplinegnome.org/i686/2...4-i686-2dl.tgz
I have installed dropline-northside from the link above, but what is the executable for this?
 
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these packages are listed in /var/log/packages, but they are i486, I think that is the problem as Dropline is compiled for i686. Is there a way out?
slack will run on anything i486 and up, not a problem.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 03:10 AM   #9
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I have installed dropline-northside from the link above, but what is the executable for this?
dropline-installer

hint: for any package you can un-tar it and see the contents including any executables it installs in the */bin */sbin directories

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Old 06-15-2009, 03:56 AM   #10
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dropline-installer

hint: for any package you can un-tar it and see the contents including any executables it installs in the */bin */sbin directories
Here is what I am getting -

bash-3.1# dropline-installer
bash: dropline-installer: command not found

though dropline-installer is located in /usr/bin

bash-3.1# ls -lah /usr/bin/dropline-installer
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 2009-06-14 13:13 /usr/bin/dropline-installer -> consolehelper


???????
 
Old 06-15-2009, 05:46 AM   #11
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do you use TAB key for auto-complete?
try this:

# sh /usr/bin/dropline-installer

otherwise something is fundamentally wrong with your install!

EDIT: it points to /usr/bin/consolehelper???? WRONG!! reinstallreinstallreinstall!

Last edited by Tuttle; 06-15-2009 at 05:49 AM.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 11:42 AM   #12
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Ok!
I got the dropline-installer working. first of all, the package I downloaded from droplinegnome.org was dropline-installer-2.20-i686-1dl. When I tried to run dropline-installer, I got the following error message mentioned in my original post about missing aspell, cdparanoia, etc. After a bit of googling, I found that the file dropline-installer in /usr/sbin had to be edited to correct a small glitch. Here is the original code -

Quote:
ldconfig -v > $tempfile
for dep in $DEP_LIBS
do
echo -n $"Checking for $dep... "
if [ "`grep $dep $tempfile`" == " " ]; then
echo $"not found."
MEETS_REQUIREMENTS=1
else
echo $"yes."
fi
done
This had to be changed to

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ldconfig -v > $tempfile
for dep in $DEP_LIBS
do
echo -n $"Checking for $dep... "
if [ "`grep $dep $tempfile`" == $dep ]; then
echo $"not found."
MEETS_REQUIREMENTS=1
else
echo $"yes."
fi
done
i.e., the " " in the if [ ] had to be changed to $dep.

Then the dropline-installer seemed to work fine, at least, the error I was getting was got rid off.

However, the program terminated with the following message -
Quote:
Error: This release of Dropline GNOME was designed to be used on
Slackware 12.0 and you appear to be running a newer version, namely
Slackware 12.2.0. Currently DLG *mostly* works on 12.1 but it is
recommended you wait just a little while for us to get the next
release ready to go before attempting an installation. You will
be much happier with the result.

Please press 'Enter' to continue...
When I pressed 'Enter' the program terminated with

Quote:
The above messages are considered fatal or near-fatal errors by
this installer, which will now exit. Please remedy the problems
mentioned before continuing, or you can *try* passing the --force
option to the installer if you think things will work anyway or that
there was an error in the detection process.
and I thought the latest dropline-installer was designed for Slackware 12.2
 
Old 06-15-2009, 12:03 PM   #13
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Hey, I finally got it right!
I downloaded the latest installer from saxa.droplinegnome.org, and it works like charm. Sorry guys, I didn't know that the installer from droplinegnome.org was outdated. I should have guessed as the filename was indicating 2.20 and not 2.26.
Anyways, thank you all.
 
  


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