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    Default seemingly silly question

    hey all... is there a directory or certain place tar files should be downloaded to and run from -- it seems when i have run the ./configure command i get a configure error stating no acceptable C complier found in $PATH... any help or suggestions would be great... thanks... albee

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    Default Re: seemingly silly question

    Your problem is, that development tools (gcc, make etc) are not installed by default in openSUSE. It's not an issue of placing your sources somewhere, but to install an appropriate compiler to compile the sources. Start software management and install gcc, make and stuff!
    btw, just as a recommandation.. you shouldn't install from source at highest prio, only if it's absolutely needed (no precompiled packages available) as compiled sources are not recognized by zypper! Be sure to always checkout Webpin before attempting to install software from source!

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    Do you have gcc installed? If you just run `gcc` do you get a lack of
    input files error, or a command not found error? If the latter, install
    gcc (yast -i gcc). If the former, on to your second question.

    It doesn't matter where you extract your files, so long as you like
    where it goes. I usually create a special directory on my Desktop for
    things I'm working on right now or maybe will do the same thing in /tmp
    just so everything related to one project is in one directory structure
    (some .tar files don't put everything in one directory, so extracting
    them can make a mess of wherever you are with a lot of files/directories
    scattered around) but otherwise it's all preference. As long as `gcc`
    works, you have the valid development files, etc., you should be fine.

    Good luck.





    al-bee wrote:
    > hey all... is there a directory or certain place tar files should be
    > downloaded to and run from -- it seems when i have run the ./configure
    > command i get a configure error stating no acceptable C complier found
    > in $PATH... any help or suggestions would be great... thanks... albee
    >
    >

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    Default Re: seemingly silly question

    thanks for the responses... i just installed the packages... and will keep the other tips in mind...

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    ok so it worked and i was able to install the program... now the only thing i cant do is seem to find it - with the exception of opening it through a terminal session how do i open the program... one day i will not have to ask questions like this and cant wait for that day... thanks... albee

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    Do you know what the binary was called? Hopefully the readme for the
    app will tell you, or else you can see it in the directory structure
    where you compiled it before running (likely) `make install`. Anyway if
    you know the filename trye:

    `which <fileNameHere>`

    If that file is in your $PATH environment variable you can call it
    directly from anywhere without specifying a context. It sounds like you
    can already do that from a shell so if that is the case in the GUI you
    can press Alt+F2 and then type in the name there. It will even
    auto-complete for you.

    Good luck.




    al-bee wrote:
    > ok so it worked and i was able to install the program... now the only
    > thing i cant do is seem to find it - with the exception of opening it
    > through a terminal session how do i open the program... one day i will
    > not have to ask questions like this and cant wait for that day...
    > thanks... albee
    >
    >

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    Default Re: seemingly silly question

    got it all sorted out... thanks again for the help...

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    al-bee: you ask about locating a programme that is installed; as it was a quiet day yesterday, I installed a utility called "Gnome-do" to try out;
    it is in the main repository, so you can download it with YaSt, which should install it for you;
    I made a launcher for the bottom toolbar; with its own Gnome-Do icon; and when I click on that, and start typing, it picks what I may well want: ie if I type "ab .." it offers me abiword, and if happy, I hit enter, and we are away;

    something different to keep us all amused for a week or so .............

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    Default Re: seemingly silly question

    hey pdc - thanks for the tip... i may just have to try that one out... albee

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