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Xtreme $niper    51

Alright I'm trying to install Gaim on SuSe 9.1 but its not letting me... In the Konsole I'm going to the folder where the files are and typing ./configure. This works up until an error. It looks like this:

checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu

checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu

checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu

checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c

checking whether build environment is sane... yes

checking for gawk... gawk

checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no

checking for sed... /usr/bin/sed

checking for gcc... no

checking for cc... no

checking for cc... no

checking for cl... no

configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

See `config.log' for more details.

and I cant do anything after that.. Any help please? Thanks.

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Xtreme $niper    51

Would RPM files work on SuSe? I thought they were for fedora core (or mandrake).

edit: Nevermind I realized they work with Suse. Thanks.

A mod can close this thread now.

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hadiz    0

Looks like you don't have the correct dependancies installed.

Try installing the GCC compiler off your SuSE disc(s)

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Xtreme $niper    51
Looks like you don't have the correct dependancies installed.

Try installing the GCC compiler off your SuSE disc(s)

I'll try that out so that I dont get stranded next time. Thanks.

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Xtreme $niper    51

Actually I just tried installing the RPM file and it didnt work. I entered the root password and it did nothing. I logged in as root and ran it, and it did nothing... I checked for where the files are supposed to be, and theres no sight of them.

Why isnt anything working for me :(

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CaKeY    0

Try right-clicking on it and selecting "install with Yast".

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Xtreme $niper    51

Yeah I go in and i'm clicking the option that says Install with Yast, and it makes some hard drive activity for about 4 seconds then it stops and nothing happens...

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Djmutik1013    0

you have to install gcc.

I guess Suse doesn't install gcc by default but it should

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Xtreme $niper    51

See now the problem is Yast just wont start at all... So how am I supposed to install packages off the suse cd..

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Xtreme $niper    51

Well now it seems I need to reinstall Linux, which is not much of a big deal, just an annoyance... I didnt do anything to severely affect the system, so it boggles my mind... Why wont Yast start anymore. (ive rebooted, shut down, etc)

Oh well. I'm out for the night, tomorrow I'll just... reinstall I guess. Blah..

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Si    11

Suse 9.1 (the download edition) doesn't have any development tools, I have been stung by this :(

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Xtreme $niper    51

Soo there is no way of installing things on it then? :o Damnit! Well I guess since Yast set up my partitions right, I can install any other distro on it now... Damnit I had a liking to SuSe..

So there is no way of installing things? How can I get the dev tools?

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csabo2    0

im no linux guru, but you need GCC or another compiler :). put the install cd in and install development tools

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Xtreme $niper    51

Well I reinstalled SuSe and I made sure to do everything right the first time (the way I learn, besides asking questions, is screwing up the first time, and knowing what to do right the second time) So everything seems to be in order right now. I searched the cd for gcc and I found that it is already installed on the system. So this means I should in fact be able to install these programs.. I'm going to give Gaim a try right now and see if the RPM file works.

If it doesnt work, I'll give ultima's link a try. Thanks.

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Xtreme $niper    51

Okay I tried installing the RPM of gaim.. and this is what I get. (you would assume programs like this would include things it needs to run. Especially if theres so many. Then again I just may be spoiled by Windows)

#### YaST2 conflicts list - generated 2004-08-27 11:27:43 ####

gaim 0.81-1suse91 conflict

Unresolved Requirements:

gaim requires gtkspell

gaim requires gnutls0

gaim requires libaspell.so.15

gaim requires libgnutls.so.8

gaim requires libgnutls.so.8(GNUTLS_1_0)

gaim requires libgtkspell.so.0

Conflict Resolution:

( ) Do Not Install gaim

( ) Ignore Conflict and Risk System Inconsistencies

gnutls0 not available

Required by:

gaim requires gnutls0

Conflict Resolution:

( ) Remove the Referring Package

Do Not Install gaim

( ) Ignore Conflict and Risk System Inconsistencies

gtkspell not available

Required by:

gaim requires gtkspell

Conflict Resolution:

( ) Remove the Referring Package

Do Not Install gaim

( ) Ignore Conflict and Risk System Inconsistencies

libaspell.so.15 not available

Required by:

gaim requires libaspell.so.15

Conflict Resolution:

( ) Remove the Referring Package

Do Not Install gaim

( ) Ignore Conflict and Risk System Inconsistencies

libgnutls.so.8(GNUTLS_1_0) not available

Required by:

gaim requires libgnutls.so.8(GNUTLS_1_0)

Conflict Resolution:

( ) Remove the Referring Package

Do Not Install gaim

( ) Ignore Conflict and Risk System Inconsistencies

libgnutls.so.8 not available

Required by:

gaim requires libgnutls.so.8

Conflict Resolution:

( ) Remove the Referring Package

Do Not Install gaim

( ) Ignore Conflict and Risk System Inconsistencies

libgtkspell.so.0 not available

Required by:

gaim requires libgtkspell.so.0

Conflict Resolution:

( ) Remove the Referring Package

Do Not Install gaim

( ) Ignore Conflict and Risk System Inconsistencies

#### YaST2 conflicts list END ###

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Rockett15    0

:blink: now that is some scary dependancy hell and to tell you the truth, this is why I went back to Fedora 2. I have multiple apt repo's and all my dependancies are resolved by synaptic. It's bliss. I found YaST to be lacking in dependancy resolution. (personal opinion - please no flamming) :)

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Xtreme $niper    51

I'm pretty damn sure SuSe Pro is very well developed. Its just this free personal version.... Blah but its the only linux distro that seems easy enough for me to use without screwing up everything. Mandrake seems alright but apparently its hard to install programs in there?

I got aMSN to work now... Thats at least one thing. I also got firefox installed.

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+M2Ys4U    97

i use Mandrake and i installed GentooLinux's portage :)

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markjensen    98

You should be able to download & install gcc and the rest of the 'development' packages for SUSE, even if they are not included by default. I don't have any personal experience with SUSE (outside of their LiveCD).

Mandrake has a decent installer system, urpmi (urpmi info) to install RPMs for you - plus dependencies.

If you bang your head against the wall with SUSE too many times, it may be time to look elsewhere before it hurts too much to continue. ;)

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Rockett15    0
If you bang your head against the wall with SUSE too many times, it may be time to look elsewhere before it hurts too much to continue. ;)

:) too true. Sometimes the distro you try first just isnt the one for you! I used to be a Mandrake person, but I could just never get into it like I have Fedora. There was always something just not right

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Xtreme $niper    51

Well it seems that RPM files (and Yast) are running and working fine for now. Hopefully the system doesnt go all corrupt on me again, and I guess that has something to do with the fact that the first time I installed it, I was configuring things in root, so maybe that let the system go bad.

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spawnuvsatan    0

I ran suse for a while and one day I ended up hosing the system trying to use YaST to update it. Haven't really tried it since. I found that trying a bunch of different distros was really helpful in determing which one I'd finally use long term.

I finally settled on Slackware and Fedora for my linux boxes. Good luck. I hope your suse behaves for you now :)

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Xtreme $niper    51

hahah Yeah for my needs its behaving. But I'm sure once I get more linux savvy I'm going to end up ditching it for Fedora or Mandrake or something.

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