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  1. #1
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    fvwm installation trouble w/ mandrake 8.2

    Hey Gang,

    I'm having a hard time deciphering the error messages I get when trying to install fvwm on my box (PII 450, 384 mb ram, Mandrake 8.2). I got the latest stable version, which is fvwm-2.4.12. I got it as a tar.gz archive, untarred, ran ./configure, then make, and then make install.

    Here's some of the output:

    configure:2557: gcc -o conftest -g -O2 conftest.c -lXpm -lXpm -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lSM -lICE -lX11 1>&5
    /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXpm

    configure:2785: gcc -o conftest -g -O2 conftest.c -lrplay -lrplay 1>&5
    /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lrplay

    configure:2951: gcc -o conftest -g -O2 conftest.c -lstroke -lstroke -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11 1>&5
    /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lstroke

    configure:3358: gcc -o conftest -g -O2 conftest.c -lreadline -lreadline -lncurses 1>&5
    /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lreadline

    /usr/include/bits/local_lim.h:36:26: linux/limits.h: No such file or directory
    (this one repeated a number of times)

    What's happening here? Is the installation script trying to look for stuff in the wrong place?

    Thanks in advance,

    M

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    Re:fvwm installation trouble w/ mandrake 8.2

    Hello,
    What configure options did you use? it looks like you may not have kernel headers installed. The only thing i needed to do that was out of the ordiany was to make a link to /usr/include from /usr/local/include /stroke.h i.e.
    Code:
    [pbharris@bugs ~]ll /usr/include/stroke.h 
    lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           25 Oct 13 17:48 /usr/include/stroke.h -> ../local/include/stroke.h
    [pbharris@bugs ~]
    this was for stroke support. are you any extra compile flags ? e.g. CFLAGS = -O2 - i686

    one more thing (i promise!!) have you run ldconfig as root lately and is the file /etc/ld.so.conf okay? i have notices this is a finiky file, any trialing spaces or tabs on any line will result in hard to find errors.

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    Re:fvwm installation trouble w/ mandrake 8.2

    What pbharris said.

    Run configure --help to check the options available. Maybe you need to specify some paths manually. From the output you posted it doesn't find the xpm pixmap library, rplay, libstroke and ncurses. Some of these packages might be installed but not in the locations the configure script expects.

    Finally, don't give up on this. When you're done you will have the most configurable wm out there installed.

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    Re:fvwm installation trouble w/ mandrake 8.2

    I'm still confused.

    What configure options did you use? it looks like you may not have kernel headers installed. The only thing i needed to do that was out of the ordiany was to make a link to /usr/include from /usr/local/include /stroke.h i.e.
    I didn't use any configure options - I just went with the straight install.

    How would I know if my kernel headers were installed? I think I had to do that to get support for my old sound card (aureal 8030), but maybe I didn't.

    I tried making a sym link, but could find the original stroke.h file. I searched for it everywhere....

    I looked at ld.so.conf. It *looks* okay, two lines only:

    /usr/X11R6/lib
    /usr/lib/qt2/lib

    I'm open to any suggestions.

    Thanks,

    M

    PS: I've heard fvwm is a great wm, so I'm psyched to get it going.

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    Re:fvwm installation trouble w/ mandrake 8.2

    hello,
    i guess one thing i have to ask is if you like packages or not, i know mandrake has some fvwm packages that are pretty recent here
    http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...submit=Search+...

    next - lets check if you do have kernel-headers install do a rpm -q kerne-source and maybe a couple others like glibc-kernheaders and XFree86-devel, these are packages i install automatcially because i make lots 'o' programs from source.

    and you heard right - fvwm is awsome!


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    Re:fvwm installation trouble w/ mandrake 8.2

    I tried to use the rpm for mandrake, but it required a libread.so3..(?), where I already had version 4 loaded. I'm at work now, and so can't quite remember or lookup the filename.

    The install notes I got seemed best suited to a tar.gz based install.

    I'll look for the kernel headers when I get back home.

    Thanks,

    M

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    Re:fvwm installation trouble w/ mandrake 8.2

    Okay, i seem to have the kernel headers installed, because rpm-q kernel

    returns

    kernel-source-2.4.18-8.1mdk.

    However, rpm -q glibc-kernelheaders showed that they were not installed.

    How *exactly* should I query my system on this? I'll poke around rpmdrake and see if I see anything that resembles this.

    Also, the file that I needed and couldn't find (when trying to install via the rpm) was "libreadline.so.3" I was able to find a libreadline.so.4, and tried to force the install, but didn't get very far.

    Again, thanks in advance for the help.

    M

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    Re:fvwm installation trouble w/ mandrake 8.2

    Well, go figure.... I was able to install the fvwm2 from the mandrake cd3 without any errors about missing files....

    Now if I could only figure out how to invoke it.....

    SHould I boot into runlevel 3, and then call it from the terminal?

    M

  9. #9

    Re:fvwm installation trouble w/ mandrake 8.2

    ah! it should be easy, edit your ~/.xinitrc file and put exec fvwm2

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    Re:fvwm installation trouble w/ mandrake 8.2

    It worked!!

    This is awesome. It's fast and light, which goes a long way on my PII450.

    Thanks for your tips!

    M

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