Very angry with SUSE linux 9.3 It will not compile installers through konsole

By Wotrop
Oct 31, 2005
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  1. I have been at this for several days. I must have looked at a million sites on what your supposed to do after getting tar.gz files or gz2 or whatever.

    All that I want is a bit torrent client so I ca get "run"'s off my friends. (they duno the gz thingy ether) However as muchas I try to do the thingy in the console I always think im doing it wrong. Even if i fallow instructions word for word.

    I need to know how to do this in plain english. Prontend that I havedown Sindrom perhaps?
    as soon as I know this I will be as happy as a bird on a sunday.

    And please spare me other posts. Trust me I took time to read them all. :dead:

    A8V-E deluxe
    3200+ A64
    512 megs of ram
    450 watt power suply

    SuSe 9.3 DVD :evil:
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    What exactly are you doing. What instructions are you following for example? I'm sorry but I haven't had the time to read through all compilation instructions available online :p Mentioning what sort of errors you are getting might help a little bit too.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,292   +282

    the usual install sequence for Linux or Unix programs is

    cd $the_directory
    ungzip $package_name.tar.gz
    tar -xf $package_name.tar
    make config
    make install​
    This assumes you have a development environment already installed and you make need to be ROOT to perform the last step
    su -c 'make install'​
    If there are errors, you need to resolve them one at a time, top down.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    To extract .tar.bz2 files:

    tar jxfv package

    To extract .tar.gz files:

    tar zxfv package

    Usually before make commands, you have to ./configure the source code first, jobeard.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,292   +282

    Usually before make commands, you have to ./configure the source code first, jobeard.​
    Yep. I reported what I was last working on. Your suggestion is more typical.
  6. Wotrop

    Wotrop Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 112

    Nodsu wanted my error report. After I do anything the konsole just does nothing. It will go on to another line disregarding what you just typed in.
    ***UPDATE***
    i tried installing flash torrent.
    I had root powers
    access denied :suspiciou
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,292   +282

    one normally one logs into a TERMINAL rather than working from the console.
    the login creates an environment that one can use productively. The console
    is primarily a visable log and the environment is minimal.
  8. Wotrop

    Wotrop Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 112

    Konsole is under my list of terminals.

    I have:
    bluetooth terminal
    Linux 32 bit konsole
    shell konsole
    Termanal Program Super User mode
    X terminal

    I am sure I can exclude bluetooth terminal.

    What terminal do I use?
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    All of them should work. X terminal is the baseline in which everything will work.

    BTW many commands in unix provide no output when they succeed. Your vague "not working" posts are still not helpful. Exact descriptions of what you do (copy-paste from the terminal), links to the instructions might help.
  10. Wotrop

    Wotrop Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 112

    i cant copy and paste because there is nothing to cut and paste. As i said, it starts a new line for no aperent reason.
  11. Wotrop

    Wotrop Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 112

    The only way I can figure this out is if i found someone to go step by step with me through m.s.n or 1 on 1. Any volunteers?
     
  12. Wotrop

    Wotrop Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 112

    ok i tried somthing new. Here are my results

    shane@linux:~> tar zxfv flashtorrent5.8.7_linuxnoarch
    tar: flashtorrent5.8.7_linuxnoarch: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors


    as reffering to Mictlantecuhtli
  13. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    As it says in plain english, it cannot find the file you speciied.

    The file name should have a tar.gz or .tgz extension a la flashtorrent5.8.7_linuxnoarch.tgz or flashtorrent5.8.7_linuxnoarch.tar.gz . Check that the file actually exists in the directory you are in.
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