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Old 01-22-2005, 11:23 AM   #1
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No autoconf?


In trying to compile a program (source code of TuxNES), I need but don't have autoconf. I am currently downloading autoconf. Where do I put it to be effective? I have previously tried to install it but wasn't effective.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 11:55 AM   #2
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Can't you take the SuSE rpm? Because this is usually the easiest solution. Or is it SuSE 9.1 Personal you are using (no development tools)? But still you may download the SuSE rpm from one of their servers.

With the rpm, everything will be in the right place
 
Old 01-22-2005, 01:38 PM   #3
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The autoconf rpm for SuSE 9.x
 
Old 01-23-2005, 12:00 PM   #4
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I am using personal. You say they took out the development tools? That would explain why I'm having trouble with them. Why would they remove the development tools? Isn't software development a core feature of Linux?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 12:09 PM   #5
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Why would they remove the development tools? Isn't software development a core feature of Linux?
Not if you want to address Windows users, who never heard about software that needs to be compiled I guess this was just a try to get into a new market, but they soon found out that this was rediculous and stopped the Personal-Edition with 9.2.

But the Personal Edition is not totally useless. You may use it to set-up your system from CD and install the missing software via internet. You can do this easily with Yast:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=266647
 
Old 01-23-2005, 12:28 PM   #6
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I knew you could gather RPM's up and everything, but it looks like the tools are there until you go to use them, then they're useless. You could even leave the development tools there, and if they're not used, they're not used. Simple as that. This keeps the customer (me) from being mad at them for releasing a product that appears bad (Mandrake!). If I need it, I'll use it, and if I don't I won't even bother to know it's there.

Gathering RPM's with YaST isn't an option because my ISP requires Windows, which is another story altogether. Maybe SuSE could make some special deals with diferent ISP's if they wanted to get brave!

SuSE's one of the best flavors I've found, almost the functionality of RedHat/Fedora without all the bloatware. Where does all the space go with Fedora go anyway? It's freakin' HUGE! (Lemme guess, development!)

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Old 01-23-2005, 06:07 PM   #7
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How in the world does an ISP make you use a certain OS?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 07:08 PM   #8
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Simple: their software is required to access their servers, and they only make the software for Windows. I have asked them several times to make a Linux port, but they have only done Lindows (and it sucks, won't run Linux software). You can't just dial them directly (tried that) and log in, and using WINe proves useless due to the lack of Microsoft RAS. I'm looking for an ISP that I can access from Linux without too much trouble. I've either gotta use Windows or another ISP. "At least let me use Linux will ya!"

How good is ISP-West? They say they support Linux.

http://www.ispwest.com/index.html

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Old 01-24-2005, 11:52 AM   #9
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I would try and hack it! Then, when I got it, I would sell it to them.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 09:23 PM   #10
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Problem is, that's illegal here, and I moved to Linux partially to avoid all these legal issues. They don't operate under the GPL anyway! (and selling it would violate the GPL just the same)
 
  


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