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  1. #1

    PCLinux OS and Ktorrent

    Hi all,

    First of all let me apologize for the dumb questions I'm about to ask.

    I am new to Linux so I decided to go with the most windows like version PCLinux to make it an easier transition. The problem is that I don't know any of the coding for Linux.

    I want to install several things that I have found and downloaded for example:

    1- Ktorrent - I have version 2.1.2 and I downloaded the source code but when I go to the console and follow the installation steps I get this right after the ./configure step:

    [root@localhost ktorrent-2.1.2]# ./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... /usr/bin/kde-config
    checking where to install... /usr (as returned by kde-config)
    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 how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for g++... no
    checking for c++... no
    checking for gpp... no
    checking for aCC... no
    checking for CC... no
    checking for cxx... no
    checking for cc++... no
    checking for cl.exe... no
    checking for FCC... no
    checking for KCC... no
    checking for RCC... no
    checking for xlC_r... no
    checking for xlC... no
    checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... no
    checking whether g++ accepts -g... no
    checking dependency style of g++... none
    checking whether gcc is blacklisted... no
    checking whether g++ supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... no
    checking whether gcc supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... yes
    checking whether g++ supports -Wundef... no
    checking whether g++ supports -Wno-long-long... no
    checking whether g++ supports -Wno-non-virtual-dtor... no
    checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... /lib/cpp
    configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
    See `config.log' for more details.

    This are the steps as I got them from ktorrent site:

    How to compile

    Compiling and installing from the source code goes as follows : (replacing X.Y by the correct version number)
    tar -xvzf ktorrent-X.Y.tar.gz
    cd ktorrent-X.Y
    make install

    The other things I would like to have on Linux that I used a lot on windows are:

    2- Roxio
    3- WinAVI (This is a video converter so I can create DVD movies.)

    Do they come for Linux? If not are there any equivalents?

    Thank you in advance for your help with this issue.

    Best Regards,


  2. #2
    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    Have you tried APT to install KTorrent?

    2- Roxio -- Install K3b
    3- WinAVI -- Try QDVDAuthor
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    Thanks a bunch. I was being stupid I guess, because I found Synaptic installed on my computer and that thing installs most of the software automatically.

    Now I am really loving my PCLinux not to mention Beryl... I mean God! This looks awesome!

    Thanks for your pointers regarding the other apps I will give them a try.

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    problem with qdvdauthor-0.1.5

    im new to linux as of today,

    im also looking to make dvds from avi but haven't found much other than this tread.

    i too used to like WINAVI on xp...

    anyhoo i cant get the qdvdauthor-0.1.5 to install

    using Ubuntu 6.10
    - the Edgy Eft

    can anyone make a guide a little more specific than



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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    Please post in the Ubuntu forum. You will get better results.

    Make sure to post exact problems.
    Looking for a distro? Look here.
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