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Hi, guys. I am noob at *nixes and in linux too, so i decided to try my first in debian OS. So i have some troubles, and i think you ...
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    Hi, guys. I am noob at *nixes and in linux too, so i decided to try my first in debian OS. So i have some troubles, and i think you can help to fix them.

    SO the first fullish question.I am using vmware fusion and vmware tools did not installed yet.How can i do this?( i have no debian cd, i installed the OS from .iso )

    Then, i need to install Ettercap, but i have a lot of troubles =):
    first , i 've entered the root terminal, then cd to location, then i typed ./configure, then i received something like this :

    >>debian:/home/debian/lalala/ettercap# ./configure
    checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no

    Configuring ettercap NG-0.7.3...

    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for gawk... no
    checking for mawk... mawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking build system type... Invalid configuration `i686-pc-linux-': machine `i686-pc-linux' not recognized
    configure: error: /bin/sh ./config.sub i686-pc-linux- failed
    debian:/home/debian/lalala/ettercap#

    So i've googled it and find how to fix it, but i couldn't install the build-essential normally ( or i don't installed it ... whatever )So here is the problem:

    >>debian:/home/debian# cd lalala
    debian:/home/debian/lalala# cd build-essential-11.4
    debian:/home/debian/lalala/build-essential-11.4# ./configure
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for gawk... no
    checking for mawk... mawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
    checking for dpkg-architecture... yes
    checking for Debian architecture... sh: gcc: command not found
    dpkg-architecture: warning: Couldn't determine gcc system type, falling back to default (native compilation)
    i386
    configure: creating ./config.status
    config.status: creating Makefile
    debian:/home/debian/lalala/build-essential-11.4# make
    make: Nothing to be done for `all'.
    debian:/home/debian/lalala/build-essential-11.4#

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    Please, gurus, help me, cause i really need to learn how to install packeges and so for.

    Best regards Ivan Bulkin.

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    Sorry for my english...it's awfull isn't it? xD

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    Hallo, anybody hear me?

    UPD:
    build-essentials are installed, and, i have another pack of troubles:

    Checking for required libraries...

    checking for library containing gethostbyname... none required
    checking for library containing socket... none required
    checking for library containing poll... none required
    checking for library containing gzopen... no

    Where can i find them (i found 1 of them, plz, dont send me to google) a HOW CAN I INSTALL them. The procedure is have differences with standart /.configure -> make -> make install.

    Please guys, Help me =(

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    You should try installing software from the Debian repos only using
    sudo apt-get install packagename
    Where packagename is the name of the software you want to install.
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    Ettercap is in the Debian repositories

    You can install it with
    Code:
    su -
    apt-get install ettercap
    As MikeTbob said, installing from the repos is much preferable than building from source.

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    "couldn't find ettercap package" , "not found" "no such file or directory" etc...

    only troubles...maybe something else is wrong?

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    You must be connected to the 'net for this to work, and you must also use su - or sudo.
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    As said, you do need to be connected to the internet. Assuming you are, I would first make sure you've updated the repos.

    Code:
    su -
    sudo apt-get update
    then try it again.

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    Guys, how do you think - am i idiot?=) i am connected, and now iam surfing this forum from my debian OS...

    please, in two words: what is differences betwen apt-get and sudo apt-get? )

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    Brilliant.It works.Thanks a lot , guys, you are the bes .

    Another couple of questions: How can i correctly install Vmware tools?can you write me a little manual?( i googled.all of them didn't help me )

    And another question: How can i enable automatic-login as root in debian OS?

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