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  1. #1
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    installing general apps

    ok, i have 2 problems, both about installing things. These are two different things i am trying to install on my suse computer. I un-tar them to my home folder, then right click and say actions>open terminal here. The first one is a file manager called krusader.

    linux:~/krusader-1.60.0 # ./configure
    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 for -p flag to install... yes
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for gawk... gawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking for kde-config... /opt/kde3/bin/kde-config
    checking where to install... /opt/kde3 (as returned by kde-config)
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    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.

    the second one is an older file, and it is a different problem. it is for a card game ace of penguins

    linux:~/ace-1.2 # ./configure
    creating cache ./config.cache
    checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
    checking for working aclocal... missing
    checking for working autoconf... missing
    checking for working automake... missing
    checking for working autoheader... missing
    checking for working makeinfo... missing
    checking host system type... configure: error: can not guess host type; you must specify one

    can someone please tell me how to install these properly, I have no idea. i get these same 2 problems for a lot of other apps too.

  2. #2
    Linux Enthusiast puntmuts's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
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    You need to install development packages like a compiler and some other tools as well.
    gcc , automake and autoconf are a few important packages when you want to compile stuff. You seem to be missing those. Almost every distribution has those in package format on the install cd. So use your package manager to install the packages and try again.

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