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Installing apps using fedora's 'terminal'


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#1 t3s

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 12:34 AM

I'm sure it's asked everyday but I couldn't find it.

I'm trying to install xchat using the terminal for two reasons...

1. I'm told its faster
2. I'm supposed to know how to anyways

I'm also in the IRC chat if it would help speed things up a bit.

UPDATE:


when I try using ./configure I get this:

checking for GLIB - version >= 2.0.3... no
*** Could not run GLIB test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
*** exact error that occured. This usually means GLIB is incorrectly installed.
configure: error: "Cannot find glib"



I had some help through IRC and got as far as installing Glib.

When it continued to fail he had me do: make clean distclean

then I got a: make: *** No rule to make target `clean'. Stop.

and thats when he had to get to sleep. Any ideas?

Edited by Newb4Life, 18 December 2009 - 02:04 AM.


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 08:23 AM

Hi,

Simple solution for you. Just install it with yum. If you type this it should work.
su -c 'yum install xchat'

If you get any error messages let me know and I can figure them out for you.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 10:22 AM

Welcome to "Dependency Hell". As Willm stated installing
from yum is an easier method since it should pull in any
needed dependencies.
Installing from source means:
1- You know how to understand what ./configure is telling you
2- You have the patience to install library's the program needs

For the easiest way to install new apps use Fedora Package Manager,
Main Menu - System Settings - Package Management (Add/Remove Applications).

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:48 PM

Thanks guys.

Yeah I just tried yum today. Didn't realize that fedora comes XChat. XD.


I'm still trying to do things the hard way seeing as that's how I like to do things, Or at least until I get good at it.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 09:35 PM

Hi,

There is nothing wrong with installing programs from source, actually a lot of programs that is the best way to do it. But as you are finding and as raw mentioned, there are a lot of other programs that need to be installed just for one program to work. I would recommend yum whenever possible and configuring from source as a second option.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:29 PM

Welcome to "Dependency Hell". As Willm stated installing
from yum is an easier method since it should pull in any
needed dependencies.
Installing from source means:
1- You know how to understand what ./configure is telling you
2- You have the patience to install library's the program needs

For the easiest way to install new apps use Fedora Package Manager,
Main Menu - System Settings - Package Management (Add/Remove Applications).



Hello - new guy same question. sortta. I found Fedora package manager. The programs I want to install are not in the list. Is Add/remove supposed to install a downloaded program or do the downloading and then install, or is it limited to just what is on the list? (I want Firefox, Thunderbird and AVG antivirus. None of them are on Fedora's add/remove list.)




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