Installing apps in Kubuntu

Discussion in 'Linux, BSD and Other OS's' started by dannnyjos, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. dannnyjos

    dannnyjos Big Geek

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    Hi guys, I'm new to Linux, just started to try Knoppix the other day. Now, I've installed Kubuntu 8.04.1 (Hardy Heron) on my local HD, but I'm am finding it impossible to install anything on it. I have have rtfm'd and followed all sorts od insturctions on how to install a number of things (like xmms player, BeepPlayer, gcc, the C library, etc.), but I keep getting the same error:

    [email protected]:~/DOWNLOADS/xm2$ ./configure

    loading cache ./config.cache
    checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
    checking for working aclocal... missing
    checking for working autoconf... missing
    checking for working automake... missing
    checking for working autoheader... missing
    checking for working makeinfo... missing
    checking for prefix by checking for xmms... no
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works... no
    configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler cannot create executables.

    [email protected]:~/DOWNLOADS/xm2$

    and then a log file is generated:

    This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
    running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

    configure:796: checking host system type
    configure:834: checking for a BSD compatible install
    configure:887: checking whether build environment is sane
    configure:944: checking whether make sets ${MAKE}
    configure:990: checking for working aclocal
    configure:1003: checking for working autoconf
    configure:1016: checking for working automake
    configure:1029: checking for working autoheader
    configure:1042: checking for working makeinfo
    configure:1125: checking for xmms
    configure:1166: checking for gcc
    configure:1279: checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works
    configure:1295: gcc -o conftest conftest.c 1>&5
    /usr/bin/ld: crt1.o: No such file: No such file or directory
    collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
    configure: failed program was:

    #line 1290 "configure"
    #include "confdefs.h"


    I'm using KDE v. 3.5.9, if thats of any help to you. Please, I'm dying to install a buch of apps but I don't know what to do anymore. Installing things on Linux seems to be an ordeal. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys....
  2. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Well, Linux is a lot different than Windows. You don't typically have to go download software from the programmer's website. In fact, you should be able to install it from your distro's package manager. It's something both Mac and Windows lack, and it's one of the things that makes Linux superior. :)
  3. dannnyjos

    dannnyjos Big Geek

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    Yes, I just heard about the Adept Manager. I was trying to install things from the CLI. It sure looked like I was missing some libraries or something.
    Now, I guess I have to be connected to the Internet to install things from my package manager, right?
  4. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Yes, the package manager will automatically sort out dependencies, conflicts (when more than one program wants a monopoly on a certain function -- this is very rare), installation and installation of any apps you like. But in order to do so, it does need to be able to go out and get the packages for you.
  5. megamaced

    megamaced Geek Geek Geek!

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    What are you trying to install exactly? Most applications can be installed via deb packages these days. Are you looking in the right location?

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