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Re: [linrad] Linrad and Mandrake 9.2
Thanks for your reply.
I have downloaded various options including the source and several rpm's
without success. I got to the point where I had unpacked the tgz ->
tar file in /usr/local/src/svgalib-1.4.3 and ran make install as root in
a terminal. I ended up with errors - various files "do not have a valid
preprocessing token" and make exits with errors 1 and 2
The install appears to remove any previous versions as part of the
makefile . I cant work out out to copy the log from the terminal (I can
select it but not copy) but I can work on this and post it if you are
able to help.
I would be happy to consider payment for an rpm if it is supporting the
Linux community. Is Mandrakesoft a commercial entity?
Also I am not sure if the rpm will work in any case.
Having said that Mandrake 9.2 appears to be the best distro for newbies
Joe Fitzgerald wrote:
> Hi Richard
> Welcome to Linux! If you are willing to go through the adventure of
> learning linux in some detail you can certainly get svgalib up and
> running under Mandrake 9.2. A little over a year ago I got it running
> under Mandrake 9.0 I doubt it has changed much since then. I did not
> have to monkey with the kernel at all.
> Get the source code from http://svgalib.org/ and untar it. then use
> make install to get it on your machine.
> This sounds easy, but there will likely be some stumbling blocks for
> the newbie, and there could be several hours of learning involved. If
> you are ready for the adventure, by all means go for it. Once you
> know how to build stuff from source it opens up a lot of avenues. You
> are not left stuck waiting for someone to come up with an rpm for your
> On the other hand, if your are in a hurry, $60 is not much to pay to
> contribute to the Linux cause.
> -Joe KM1P