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    I want to install and run some tests (I use to use SPSS at uni) using PSPP but I'm having trouble finding it for suse. Has anyone here had any experience with it or knows of any places I can obtain a suse rmp?

    Do I need to download the source code and compile it myself? I've played with R but it lacks a GUI and from the looks of it, PSPP is similar to what I'm looking for.

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    I did a search on Software.openSUSE.org and a pre-built rpm is not available for opensuse. It is actually on the whishlist: Wishlist Science - openSUSE

    Also on RPM Pbone Search there are no pre-built rpms for opensuse but there are src.rpm's for fedora core 9 which I think you can re-build for opensuse with something like:

    #rpm --rebuild pspp-0.6.0-5.fc9.src.rpm
    (note: I am not sure if actually the right command is rpmbuild --rebuild since I did not rebuild a package for a long time now)

    If this will work the rebuilt package should be in /usr/src/packages/RPMS/your_architecture/ and you can install it.

    I had a quick look at the INSTALL file and I think you can get all necessary packages to install it from source if you would like to give it a try too.

    Cheers and good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJWEcology
    I want to install and run some tests (I use to use SPSS at uni) using
    PSPP but I'm having trouble finding it for suse. Has anyone here had any
    experience with it or knows of any places I can obtain a suse rmp?

    Do I need to download the source code and compile it myself? I've
    played with R but it lacks a GUI and from the looks of it, PSPP is
    similar to what I'm looking for.
    Hi
    Just tried to compile the latest stable release but dies during the
    make, I would say it may be the gcc4.3 issue.

    So tried the latest development version 0.7.0 and that that works fine,
    you just need to install git, then create a build directory as you also
    need to download the gnulib via git.

    Note the ./configure switches are all one line before the make

    command
    Code:
    mkdir pspp_build
    cd pspp_build
    git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/pspp.git
    git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/gnulib.git
    cd pspp
    make -f Smake
    ../configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --bindir=/bin
    --with-gui-tools
    make
    make check
    sudo make install
    I did get one error during the check related to the postgres database
    as I don't have one installed.

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    Thanks guys. I'm still in bed (watching Scrapheap Challenge - one of life's pleasures) but I'll give it a go a bit later. I'll post back my results. Thanks guys!

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    Hmmmm, it all went well until I got to make -f Smake. I just get 'bash: Make: command not found'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJWEcology
    Grumble grumble... I am now stuck on:


    Code:
    --------------------
    ../configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
    --bindir=/bin--with-gui-tools --------------------


    What dependencies do I need to have for this step? I had to install
    make and some other things to get past the make -f Smake part. I'm
    soooooo close!
    Hi
    Mumble mumble Have a look in the files called INSTALL, I also had to
    install gsl, libgladeui and the devel files as well as plotutils.

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    I'm getting close!

    Code:
    configure: error: The following required prerequisites are not installed.
    You must install them before PSPP can be built:
    	libglade 2.0 v2.6.0 or later (or use --without-gui)
    	libgslcblas
    	libgsl (version 1.4 or later)
    I have installed gsl, libgladeui and the devel files as well as plotutils, libglade, libgslcblas and libgsl. I must be missing something silly or be just off the right track. I'll keep playing and see what I find. I feel like I've installed a dozen different things now!

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    Ok, even closer! Now all I need is the libglade 2.0 v2.6.0 or later. I'm installing more libglade related things so lets see if that works. Why can't it be a simple process? grumble grumble!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJWEcology
    I'm getting close!


    Code:
    --------------------
    configure: error: The following required prerequisites are not
    installed. You must install them before PSPP can be built:
    libglade 2.0 v2.6.0 or later (or use --without-gui)
    libgslcblas
    libgsl (version 1.4 or later)
    --------------------


    I have installed gsl, libgladeui and the devel files as well as
    plotutils, libglade, libgslcblas and libgsl. I must be missing something
    silly or be just off the right track. I'll keep playing and see what I
    find. I feel like I've installed a dozen different things now!
    Hi
    Is it 32bit or 64bit system? You may need to specify
    --libdir=/usr/lib64 if it is 64bit.

    libgsl and libgslcblas are part of gsl

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    Default Re: PSPP

    Ok, I've got:

    Code:
    PSPP configured successfully
    The 'make' command gives me this at the end:

    Code:
    make[2]: *** [src/ui/terminal/pspp] Error 1
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/rich/pspp-0.6.0'
    make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/rich/pspp-0.6.0'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    Any ideas / suggestions on what to do next? Should I continue?

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