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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 
> distribution.
> On the other hand, if your are in a hurry, $60 is not much to pay to 
> contribute to the Linux cause.
> -Joe KM1P