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Hi techies, I have Redhat enterprise linux 5 installed in my computer. I need to install Evolution in it. I downloaded the bz2 file, extracted it. But when I try ...
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    Unhappy Evolution - Install issue


    Hi techies,

    I have Redhat enterprise linux 5 installed in my computer. I need to install Evolution in it. I downloaded the bz2 file, extracted it. But when I try to configure I get a error as follows.
    [root@localhost evolution-2.22.3.1]# ./configure
    checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
    checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
    checking for gawk... gawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking how to create a ustar tar archive... gnutar
    checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of executables...
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
    checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
    checking for library containing strerror... none required
    checking for gcc... (cached) gcc
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... (cached) yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... (cached) yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... (cached) none needed
    checking dependency style of gcc... (cached) gcc3
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for inline... inline
    checking for flex... flex
    checking lex output file root... lex.yy
    checking lex library... -lfl
    checking whether yytext is a pointer... yes
    checking for bison... no
    checking for byacc... no
    checking for gawk... (cached) gawk
    checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
    configure: error: You need bison to build Evolution
    I have downloaded Bison and installed the same, but the error remains.

    Pls help me to install Evolution.

    T i A

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    Is there any particular reason you want to compile from source? You can use the package manager if you are connected to the internet
    or you can download an rpm package and install it while offline. The command is:
    Code:
    yum install evolution
    Check this list in Distrowatch about install commands. Read the one for CentOS(same as Redhat, without the brand name).

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    ^^ First I downloaded the tar.bz2 evolution file from their website. Moved the tar.bz2 to /tmp location. Then executed the rpm -jxvf to extract. Then went into the extracted folder and executed ./configure. The result for it is already posted above.

    According to your suggestion I went into /tmp and used the command. Below is the result of it.
    [root@localhost tmp]# yum install evolution-2.22.3.1.tar.bz2
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    No Repositories Available to Set Up
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    Parsing package install arguments
    Setting up repositories
    No Repositories Available to Set Up
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    No Match for argument: evolution-2.22.3.1.tar.bz2
    Nothing to do
    What should I do now??

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    You cannot use yum with a tar.bz2 file. It only works with rpm files.
    You can download the rpm file and install locally like this:
    Code:
    rpm -i evolution-2.22.3.1.rpm
    (replace the exact name of rpm file)
    The better way though, is to add the online repositories, so that yum will work and you won't have to download rpm packages yourself. But i don't know how to add repositories in rhel, as i don't use it...So you 'll have to wait for a new answer.

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    thnx 4 the response..can u provide me a link for evolution in rpm format?? I can get only bz2 format from their website.

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    You shouldn't need to find an rpm at all. Just type the original command that L4Linux gave you.
    Code:
    sudo yum install evolution
    Exactly like that. Don't change anything!
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    @smolloy
    I have put the tar.bz2 file in the /tmp location
    should I goto /tmp location and execute the other command?
    or should I extract the tar.bz2 file and then go into the extracted folder and execute the above command??

    Eventually I have tried executing the above command from the following locations,

    /
    /tmp
    /evolution-2.22.3.1

    All gave the same result as follows,
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    No Repositories Available to Set Up
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    Parsing package install arguments
    Setting up repositories
    No Repositories Available to Set Up
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    No Match for argument: evolution-2.22.3.1.tar.bz2
    Nothing to do
    Pls help.

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    No, you didn't do as I said.

    You should forget about the tar.bz2 file. Erase it. Forget about it.

    Now enter the command exactly as I wrote. Exactly.

    Do NOT do this
    Code:
    sudo yum install evolution-2.22.3.1.tar.bz2
    That is wrong!!

    Do this,
    Code:
    sudo yum install evolution
    It doesn't matter where you do it from, but it does matter that you type it precisely as I just wrote it.
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    I see this rehashed *every* day.

    A) You are using an ENTERPRISE Linux distro and trying to install a *desktop* application. It requires a little knowledge to change a server distro into a desktop.

    B) You have some bootleg copy of RedHat where you don't have access to RedHat's repositories (I'm not sure they'd even have Evolution in one anyways.) Moral: If you're going to run something you downloaded off a torrent, at least know what you're doing.

    C) Since you don't have access to RH's repositories, you would have to configure some 3RD party repository - which requires *a little* knowledge of Linux/RedHat.

    Please do yourself a favor and download/install Fedora.


    @Smolley: I don't think you're going to find any match when there're no repositories set up. Haha...and I am too lazy to check a RHEL DVD. =)

    No Repositories Available to Set Up

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    Yeah, I was wondering about that, but I figured I'd fix his misunderstanding of the command first, and then work on adding a few repos. I was trying to think if the lack of repos meant a dodgy copy of RHEL......
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