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    Default Help on detail procedures on software installation

    Hi,
    I am new to Linux. With OPENSUSE 12.1 (32 bit) installed on my computer, I want to install an application named Dropbox. From its website, I download the tar, but I am not clear the exact procedure on how to install it. I have tried to extract it to /usr/local with 'su' privilege. run ./configure, get:
    ........................
    35c342c2c:/usr/local/nautilus-dropbox-0.7.1 # ./configure
    configure: loading site script /usr/share/site/i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
    checking for gawk... gawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of executables...
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
    checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed
    checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep
    checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E
    checking for fgrep... /usr/bin/grep -F
    checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld
    checking if the linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
    checking for BSD- or MS-compatible name lister (nm)... /usr/bin/nm -B
    checking the name lister (/usr/bin/nm -B) interface... BSD nm
    checking whether ln -s works... yes
    checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 1572864
    checking whether the shell understands some XSI constructs... yes
    checking whether the shell understands "+="... yes
    checking for /usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
    checking for objdump... objdump
    checking how to recognize dependent libraries... pass_all
    checking for ar... ar
    checking for strip... strip
    checking for ranlib... ranlib
    checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for ANSI C header files... yes
    checking for sys/types.h... yes
    checking for sys/stat.h... yes
    checking for stdlib.h... yes
    checking for string.h... yes
    checking for memory.h... yes
    checking for strings.h... yes
    checking for inttypes.h... yes
    checking for stdint.h... yes
    checking for unistd.h... yes
    checking for dlfcn.h... yes
    checking for objdir... .libs
    checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
    checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC -DPIC
    checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC -DPIC works... yes
    checking if gcc static flag -static works... no
    checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
    checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes
    checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
    checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
    checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
    checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
    checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
    checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build static libraries... yes
    checking for pkg-config... yes
    checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
    checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
    checking for NAUTILUS... configure: error: Package requirements (libnautilus-extension >= 2.16.0) were not met:

    No package 'libnautilus-extension' found

    Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
    installed software in a non-standard prefix.

    Alternatively, you may set the environment variables NAUTILUS_CFLAGS
    and NAUTILUS_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
    See the pkg-config man page for more details.
    .............................................................

    It does not generate Makefile. I do not know the reason. Could you tell me why? Thanks.


    I do not know the following procedure on dropbox installation either.

    cd ./nautilus-dropbox-0.7.1.tar.bz2; ./configure; make; make install;

    I think the first tar xjf .... command has extract the file. Why it then cd ./nautilus-dropbox-0.7.1.tar.bz2;?

    Please give me detail command input. Thanks again.





    ....................................
    Installing Dropbox from source

    Download installer source (tar.bz2).
    Extract the tar ball like so:

    tar xjf ./nautilus-dropbox-0.7.1.tar.bz2

    In most distributions, the following commands should do the rest:

    cd ./nautilus-dropbox-0.7.1.tar.bz2; ./configure; make; make install;

    For specific distributions or to configure your installation, see the INSTALL file included with the source package.

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    Default Re: Help on detail procedures on software installation

    > Forget all that
    > http://forums.opensuse.org/content/3...box-gnome.html


    i can't get that page to load...don't know why..

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    Default Re: Help on detail procedures on software installation

    Hi,
    I run the first link. Then command has no effect

    dropbox start -i

    I realized that the above link is for GNOME. My computer is installed KDE. Do I have to undo something for the installed repo?

    The link below is for KDE 11.4 or 11.3.

    http://forums.opensuse.org/content/3...opbox-kde.html

    Are there some for 12.1 KDE?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Help on detail procedures on software installation

    On 2011-11-30 14:06, freerjw wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    > I am new to Linux. With OPENSUSE 12.1 (32 bit) installed on my
    > computer, I want to install an application named Dropbox. From its
    > website, I download the tar, but I am not clear the exact procedure on
    > how to install it. I have tried to extract it to /usr/local with 'su'
    > privilege. run ./configure, get:


    They have given you a better way, but in case you want to go this road some
    other time, the procedure starts by reading the text documents of the tar.

    And, you don't expand it on /usr/local/ as root, but into your own user
    home, under a directory you create for it. You run the configure and make
    as user. Once the thing is built, you run the last part, the "make install"
    as root. Only that section.

    > .......................


    Then, you post text like this using the advanced editor, # button - ie,
    code tags.

    > checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
    > checking for NAUTILUS... configure: error: Package requirements
    > (libnautilus-extension >= 2.16.0) were not met:
    >
    > No package 'libnautilus-extension' found


    Notice that it is a gnome application, it is looking for part of nautilus
    (this is to answer another of your questions on another post). And the part
    that it is looking for should be inside a package which name ends in
    -devel, but I will not try to find out which one exactly as the other road
    is easier.

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    Thanks. Please explain a little on the last sentence: the "make install"
    as root. You mean I enter "make install" at the root directory?

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    On Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:46:04 +0000, freerjw wrote:

    > Thanks. Please explain a little on the last sentence: the "make install"
    > as root. You mean I enter "make install" at the root directory?


    As the user "root", run the command "make install".

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    On 2011-12-02 01:46, freerjw wrote:
    >
    > Thanks. Please explain a little on the last sentence: the "make
    > install"
    > as root. You mean I enter "make install" at the root directory?


    As user root in the correct directory. If you do not know that, do not try
    to compile any program. That procedure is not for you.

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