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Re: [linrad] Linrad and Mandrake 9.2
- Subject: Re: [linrad] Linrad and Mandrake 9.2
- From: Richard Hosking <richardh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 13:32:25 +0800
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:
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.