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    Hi. I'm new to Linux and recently installed Mandrake 9.0 and I'm using KDE with it. My problem is that I want to install a piece of software but there is no configure file nor a readme or install file.

    The directory structure looks like this:

    <bin>
    ---mkpak
    ---shake
    ---shkv.exe
    ---shkx.exe
    ---tsshake
    ---tshkx.exe
    <doc>
    ---Makefile
    ---Makefile.run
    ---Shake4UserManual.pdf (I thought this might have install instructions but it didn't. It was just how to use the program once it was installed)
    <fonts>
    ---a bunch of font files
    <icons>
    ---Color.Generic.nri
    <include>
    ---nreal.h
    ---nrui.h
    ---<startup>---libnrkl_lx.so
    <keys>
    ---key.dat
    <lib>
    ---a bunch of .so files
    icons.pak


    If anyone can help me with installing this I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

    Mike

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    This may seem obvious, but does that particular program have a website? If so, is there no installation instructions on it? If there's still no guidance, does google (or perhaps google linux) hold nothing on it?

    If you've gone through all these steps, the next thing to consider is this - did it claim to be a source package when you downloaded it? Alternatively, does it claim to be an installer? Or even ready to go as it is (with no installation required)? Each of these potential options will have a different approach in order to continue...

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    Run make and make install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Yes...I still can't get it to work.

    I also tried make and make install and this is what I got:

    MakeFile:1 ../etc/defs.mk: No such file or directory
    make: *** No rule to make target '../etc/defs.mk'. Stop.

    And in response to Giles. I'm not sure if it's a source package, installer, or ready to go as it is. I did some searching and found something that may help:

    http://www.fxguide.com/postp8744.htm...f6b71679f3f3dc


    According to this it's already ready to go. But when I go to the "bin" folder and try clicking on each of the files in there I get the same response from each one:

    Couldn't find the program 'shake''

    or 'shake'' would be replaced with whatever the name of the file was that I clicked.

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    Here is an article on Shake for Linux (including how to install it).

    No need to compile it, as you don't have access to the source code.
    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/5851
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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Here is an article on Shake for Linux (including how to install it).

    No need to compile it, as you don't have access to the source code.
    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/5851


    Ok. I read the install instructions but I'm still having some trouble.

    Right now everything is extracted to file:/home/mike/Desktop/Shake_1/

    I loaded up Konsole and tried to do the following but it didn't work

    Code:
    cp key.dat shake-v2.46.0116/keys/
    startx
    shake-v2.46.0116/bin/shake
    I have already placed the key.dat file into "file:/home/mike/Desktop/Shake_1/keys/" so I think I don't need to do the first step. I'm already in KDE so I don't think I need to do the 2nd step.

    The problem I get is when I try and run the actual "shake" command I get this error:

    Code:
    /home/mike/Desktop/Shake_1/bin/shkx.exe: /lib/i686/libpthread.so.0: version 'GLI BC_2.3.2' not found (required by /home/mike/Desktop/Shake_1/lib/libnrcc_lx.so)
    There are about five different files that it says are not found. They aren't there when I go through my directories so I don't know where they are.

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    I guess you are missing a dependancy here.


    You can probably find a package called glibc-2... with Yum. You'll need it.

    If it still won't do (as Fedora Core 5 version of glibc is 2.4.8 I think), then you'll need to install the legacy package. From here for example:
    http://www.wesmo.com/rpm2html/libpthread.so.0.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    I guess you are missing a dependancy here.


    You can probably find a package called glibc-2... with Yum. You'll need it.

    If it still won't do (as Fedora Core 5 version of glibc is 2.4.8 I think), then you'll need to install the legacy package. From here for example:
    http://www.wesmo.com/rpm2html/libpthread.so.0.html
    The download link on that page won't work. Is there another place I can download the legacy package from?

    EDIT: I got the file but when I try to install it I get conflicts with other files. Do you think it would be easier to just install another version of Linux and start from scratch? I'm using Mandrake 9.0 right now so what do you think would be best: Mandrake 10, Suse 10, or a version of Red Hat? Would each of those have the dependency files that I need?

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    What does Mandraka package manager shows?

    Which version of glibc is in there?

    Please refer to the tutorial I gave you earlier about how-to use "urpmi":
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...re-readme.html
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