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    Default OpenSuse 11.3 x86_64 compile issues

    Attempting to compile an application that is not located in any of the repos yet for 11.3 64 bit.

    I have downloaded the appropriate src and untarred it. However, when I attempt to run the ./configure command here is the error I receive.


    checking build system type... Invalid configuration `x86_64-unknown-linux-': machine `x86_64-unknown-linux' not recognized
    configure: error: /bin/sh ./config.sub x86_64-unknown-linux- failed


    I have made sure that I have all kernel-headers packages installed and am unsure as how to proceed. I tried using the command "./configure --build=x86_64" and then receive an error stating that the "SYSTEM IS NOT SUPPORTED" and continued errors stating that gcc is not installed, eve though it is.

    What can I do to fix this, besides waiting for it to be added to the repos.

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.3 x86_64 compile issues

    Quote Originally Posted by IcarianHeights
    Attempting to compile an application that is not located in any of the
    repos yet for 11.3 64 bit.

    I have downloaded the appropriate src and untarred it. However, when I
    attempt to run the ./configure command here is the error I receive.


    checking build system type... Invalid configuration
    `x86_64-unknown-linux-': machine `x86_64-unknown-linux' not recognized
    configure: error: /bin/sh ./config.sub x86_64-unknown-linux- failed


    I have made sure that I have all kernel-headers packages installed and
    am unsure as how to proceed. I tried using the command "./configure
    --build=x86_64" and then receive an error stating that the "SYSTEM IS
    NOT SUPPORTED" and continued errors stating that gcc is not installed,
    eve though it is.

    What can I do to fix this, besides waiting for it to be added to the
    repos.

    Hi
    It helps if you tell us the name of the secret application?

    I've used the following in the past for a build config;
    Code:
    --build=x86_64-suse-linux-gnu
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    up 13:31, 2 users, load average: 0.20, 0.14, 0.15
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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.3 x86_64 compile issues

    To articulate even further, I also tried to download the rpm from an rpm search which was listed as for openSuse 11.2. I used zypper to install yum ("sudo zypper install yum yum-utils") and then tried to use yum to install the rpm package. (sudo yum localinstall example.rpm). This then returns a whole host of errors which mainly indicate that it can't locate libraries that I know are already installed.

    I have very limited familiarity with linux and feel like I am groping in the dark, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.3 x86_64 compile issues

    Quote Originally Posted by IcarianHeights
    To articulate even further, I also tried to download the rpm from an rpm
    search which was listed as for openSuse 11.2. I used zypper to install
    yum ("sudo zypper install yum yum-utils") and then tried to use yum to
    install the rpm package. (sudo yum localinstall example.rpm). This then
    returns a whole host of errors which mainly indicate that it can't
    locate libraries that I know are already installed.

    I have very limited familiarity with linux and feel like I am groping
    in the dark, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Hi
    I think there lies the possible problem, Yum isn't required to install
    rpms in openSUSE?? zypper and YaST software management are the tools to
    use...

    It's better to use zypper as it will pull in any required additional
    rpms. Else you can use the command;
    Code:
    sudo rpm -Uhv example.rpm
    
    or
    
    sudo zypper in example.rpm
    I guess the question is what is example.rpm?

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    up 14:14, 2 users, load average: 0.33, 0.13, 0.06
    GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 256.44


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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.3 x86_64 compile issues

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    I think there lies the possible problem, Yum isn't required to install
    rpms in openSUSE?? zypper and YaST software management are the tools to
    use...

    It's better to use zypper as it will pull in any required additional
    rpms. Else you can use the command;
    Code:
    sudo rpm -Uhv example.rpm
    
    or
    
    sudo zypper in example.rpm
    Thanks for all the help, helped me tremendously actually. After I used your suggestion of appending the --build=x86_64-suse-linux-gnu to the configure command I was able to compile successfully and go from there.

    I don't know where I got the impression that yum was required to install rpms, actually it was probably a previous misguided google search of mine. It's ironic also because I used yum specifically because I thought it would handle all additional required rpms.

    Didn't realize that it was zypper all along which would handle this task. Anyways, thanks a ton for clearing that up for me and all your help

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.3 x86_64 compile issues

    Quote Originally Posted by IcarianHeights
    Thanks for all the help, helped me tremendously actually. After I used
    your suggestion of appending the --build=x86_64-suse-linux-gnu to the
    configure command I was able to compile successfully and go from there.

    I don't know where I got the impression that yum was required to
    install rpms, actually it was probably a previous misguided google
    search of mine. It's ironic also because I used yum specifically because
    I thought it would handle all additional required rpms.

    Didn't realize that it was zypper all along which would handle this
    task. Anyways, thanks a ton for clearing that up for me and
    all your help
    Hi
    No worries, it's all a learning experience and it's better to ask if
    your not sure We are a happy, helpful bunch of openSUSE users so
    don't be concerned about asking even the most basic questions

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    openSUSE 11.3 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.34-12-default
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