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    Default AWN installation woes

    I have tried to install AWN for a month now, on 3 different 11.2 installations and kde and gnome, and would really like to know why I can't install it. I have tried:
    - packman 1-click
    - packman individual package installations
    - rpm installation

    and I keep getting these errors

    - libawn1>=0.2.6 needed by avant-window-navigator-0.2.6-6.45.x86_64
    - libpython2.5.so.1.0()(64bit) needed by libawn1-0.2.6-6.45.x86_64

    and believe me I have tried to find these and have tried even similar looking things, no luck

    this is getting my opensuse experience down.

    Thanks
    Last edited by ack0329; 28-Jan-2010 at 10:41. Reason: forgot some poinys
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    Default Re: AWN installation woes

    Quote Originally Posted by ack0329
    I have tried to install AWN for a month now, on 3 different 11.2
    installations and kde and gnome, and would really like to know why I
    can't install it. I have tried:
    - packman 1-click
    - packman individual package installations
    - rpm installation

    and I keep getting these errors

    - libawn1>=0.2.6 needed by avant-window-navigator-0.2.6-6.45.x86_64
    - libpython2.5.so.1.0()(64bit) needed by libawn1-0.2.6-6.45.x86_64

    and believe me I have tried to find these and have tried even similar
    looking things, no luck

    this is getting my opensuse experience down.

    Thanks
    Hi
    Might I suggest a query on packman forum or IRC since they are a third
    party packager?

    I see it's at 0.3.2.1 for 11.1, are you sure your getting the right
    rpms downloaded for 11.2 as I can't see any?


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    I guess that is my basic problem. A few points if I may, though first I sincerely want to thank you for reading and posting as that gives me optimism, and these quick replies are truly the biggest reason I have decided to stick with Suse,...

    First, I would really like to find out how to do this as opposed to why I can't. (though the latter is better than nothing)

    2nd, I am sure for most advanced linux distro there must be a solution for the top dock available, and that others have dealt with this.

    3rd, Why isn't 11.2 backward compatible? This is TOTALLY fambouzalling me as in Ubuntu I could use any earlier program that worked in any earlier distro!

    Please, I say sincerely, enlighten me...THANKS
    Last edited by ack0329; 28-Jan-2010 at 11:54. Reason: spelling
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    Default Re: AWN installation woes

    Quote Originally Posted by ack0329
    I guess that is my basic problem. A few points if I may, though first I
    sincerely want to thank you for reading and posting as that gives me
    optimism, and these quick replies are truly the biggest reason I have
    decided to stick with Suse,...

    First, I would really like to find out how to do this as opposed to why
    I can't. (though the latter is better than nothing)

    2nd, I am sure for most advanced linux distro there must be a solution
    for the top dock available, and that others have dealt with this.

    3rd, Why isn't 11.2 backward compatible? This is TOTALLY fambouzalling
    me as in Ubuntu I could use any earlier program that worked in any
    earlier distro!

    Please, I say sincerely, enlighten me...THANKS
    Hi
    If you ask the packman packagers to build it for 11.2 I'm sure they
    will.

    Generally something like a noarch rpm or python/perl type
    applications would probably work fine. However there are many changes a
    later gcc, library updates and the general changes (package renaming is
    one) and especially for KDE4. A lot of this is detailed in Release
    Notes.

    You could also download the src rpm's and possibly rebuild them, but
    may run into compile issues.

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    1/ w.r.t " If you ask the packman packagers to build it for 11.2 I'm sure they will."

    - I looked into there website and couldn't find a way to ask, could you tell me more specifically how to ask?

    2/ w.r.t "Generally something like a noarch rpm or python/perl type
    applications would probably work fine."
    "
    - Cool, I did not even know what the noarch significance was, thanks, still learning the basics!!

    3/ w.r.t. "You could also download the src rpm's and possibly rebuild them, but may run into compile issues."

    I will give it a try, and if you could direct me to a general search site for source rpm downloads I would appreciate it (if it exists)

    and on another note i will be aawy from the keyboard as I am reinstalling openSuse yet again as I removed all my KDE (giving up on a 3 week attempt to like it),

    and if a can't get a good dock for openSuse, I will be very sad to say, I will be giving up on openSuse for a while!!! Arghhhhhhhh1, and I REALLY don't want to!

    Thanks for all your help
    Last edited by ack0329; 28-Jan-2010 at 13:38. Reason: put in quotes to make more sense
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    Default Re: AWN installation woes

    Quote Originally Posted by ack0329
    1/ w.r.t " If you ask the packman packagers to build it for 11.2 I'm
    sure they will."

    - I looked into there website and couldn't find a way to ask, could you
    tell me more specifically how to ask?

    2/ w.r.t "Generally something like a noarch rpm or python/perl type
    applications would probably work fine."
    "
    - Cool, I did not even know what the noarch significance was, thanks,
    still learning the basics!!

    3/ w.r.t. "You could also download the src rpm's and possibly rebuild
    them, but may run into compile issues."

    I will give it a try, and if you could direct me to a general search
    site for source rpm downloads I would appreciate it (if it exists)

    and on another note i will be aawy from the keyboard as I am
    reinstalling openSuse yet again as I removed all my KDE (giving up on a
    3 week attempt to like it),

    and if a can't get a good dock for openSuse, I will be very sad to say,
    I will be giving up on openSuse for a while!!! Arghhhhhhhh1, and I
    REALLY don't want to!

    Thanks for all your help
    Hi
    You can download the src rpms here, it also has the packager to whom
    you can send an email (In the 'Other' part).
    http://packman.links2linux.org/packa...ndow-navigator

    The other place is #packman on IRC.

    noarch means it shouldn't contain any library files, so arch(32/64bit)
    independent, it may however require later versions on things like
    python/perl etc to install or run.

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    Thanks, that's what I thought the noarch meant, good to have it confirmed.

    On a completely different idea.....does anyone know where the library of all my saved words (dictionary modifications) is stored?? It is a pain reteaching my dictionary!

    and here I go with another full reinstall...arghhh!
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    Default Re: AWN installation woes

    Quote Originally Posted by ack0329 View Post
    and on another note i will be aawy from the keyboard as I am reinstalling openSuse yet again as I removed all my KDE (giving up on a 3 week attempt to like it),
    Why the reinstall? If you don't like KDE, and assuming you haven't totally screwed up your installation, just install Gnome, Xfce or whatever and (if you insist) uninstall KDE.
    Günter

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    The reinstall was a quicker solution to odd things not working (tomboy and openoffice to name a few), and at the very least .. peace of mind that I have a clean install of gnome.

    Refreshing to be back.

    and of course my notes are back, as well as openOffice, so at least I can put my wifi code in.

    now for AWN ... on 11.2 ... Has anyone had SUCCESS???????
    Last edited by ack0329; 29-Jan-2010 at 04:55. Reason: more thoughts
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    OK Please..any suggestions.... I have installed all the dependencies in this matrix
    http://wiki.awn-project.org/Dependency_Matrix
    and tried to compile it and got this error, and don't know how to interpolate it????

    checking for gtkdoc-check... /usr/bin/gtkdoc-check
    checking for python... /usr/bin/python
    checking for a version of Python >= 2.1.0... yes
    checking for a version of Python >= 2.3.5... yes
    checking for the distutils Python package... yes
    checking for Python include path... -I/usr/include/python2.6
    checking for Python library path... -L/usr/lib64/python2.6 -lpython2.6
    checking for Python site-packages path... ${exec_prefix}/lib/python2.6/site-packages
    checking for Python platform-specific site-packages path... ${exec_prefix}/lib64/python2.6/site-packages
    checking python extra libraries... -lpthread -ldl -lutil
    checking python extra linking flags... -Xlinker -export-dynamic
    checking consistency of all components of python development environment... no
    configure: error:
    Could not link test program to Python. Maybe the main Python library has been
    installed in some non-standard library path. If so, pass it to configure,
    via the LDFLAGS environment variable.
    Example: ./configure LDFLAGS="-L/usr/non-standard-path/python/lib"
    ============================================================================
    ERROR!
    You probably have to install the development version of the Python package
    for your distribution. The exact name of this package varies among them.
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