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Re: [linrad] Mandrake 9.2. Help with configure

rpms have the advantage of being able to tell easily if an update is
available. urpmi will go one stage further on a download and down load
the dependant files if not already installed.

It is on the later that installing from tarballs fails, as there is no
record of what is installed.
Even with src rpms using urpmi will installed the dependant files or
source code needed to compile the downloaded source.
They are a very powerful tool.When used correctly you are less liable to
screw things up than using tarballs.

On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 20:13, Leif Åsbrink wrote:
> Hi All,
> Linrad is in many ways very primitive. (It is sophisitcated
> in other ways). I am not a computer specialist - I do not
> know much about modern computing and I do not know much
> about how Linux is structured or how to use it "properly"
> Richard Hosking wrote:
> > I have tried various options and got the libraries libvgagl.so.1 and 
> > libvga.so.1 into /usr/lib/  by copying them directly. I gather this is 
> > not sufficient, however, and I cant get the full package to compile.
> As far as I know this should be sufficient - but sometimes (for reasons
> I know nothing about) gcc wants the files in /usr/local/lib and I have
> no idea where these things are defined.
> If there is someone on this list who knows how to modify the
> Linrad configure script to solve all related problems, 
> newcomers would find it much easier to get Linrad running.
> The configure script could locate libvga.so.1 or libvga.so.1.3 
> or whatever the system makes available and produce a Makefile 
> that fits the installed system. It should be easy for someone 
> who knows how these things work. To me it is hopelessly 
> complicated...........
> Richard, have you tried the Linrad configure and make? 
> What are the error messages? 
> > When I rpm linrad, it says it doesnt see these files
> > Oh well - guess I will go and spend my money.
> I do not know how rpm works. I am afraid it is not a safe
> way to move a program between systems with different compilers
> and different kernels. Try the Linrad.tbz file and see what happens.
> Maybe your svgalib installation has been fine all the time?
> You may have to install nasm though. It seems to me that the people
> behind nasm are extremely careful. Use the tar.gz archive and 
> run configure, then make. In my experience it never fails.
> (Finally copy nasm to /usr/bin)
> 73
> Leif  /  SM5BSZ
Richard Bown <richard.bown@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>