compile program help

I am vary new to linux and I need a program for my intro to programming class to do flow charts I found one but all it is is the source code that needs to be compiled heres the link for it Umbrello UML Modeller Download i am running suse 11.1 it has a install read me but i can get it to work idk what i am doing here.


umbrello is part of the standard repository (software search) and hence it should be installable with yast or zypper out of the box :slight_smile:

As an alternative you can also use argouml which should uses java. It is also easy to install just download it and start it :slight_smile:

Hope this helps

I used to use umbrello, but then heard for test Jude would be used… so switched over to that.

Umbrello is available from the standard repositories like the above post said… so no need to compile it.

If you’re interested in jude… yet another java program, you can pick it up for free from JUDE : UML, ER, CRUD, DFD, Flowchart and Mind Map: Design & Modeling Tool … but it does require one to sign up.

ok I tried to install argouml in terminal and this is what I get

adam@linux:~> /tmp/argouml-0.26.2/
log4j:WARN No such property [follow] in org.apache.log4j.ConsoleAppender.
ERROR: unable to get localhost information. linux: linux
at org.argouml.application.Main.checkHostsFile(
at org.argouml.application.Main.initPreinitialize(
at org.argouml.application.Main.main(
On Unix systems this usually indicates thatyour /etc/hosts file is incorrectly setup.
Stopping execution of ArgoUML.

what am i doing wrong here???

as an unexperienced user (like i am, too :stuck_out_tongue: ), i suggest you
to search for a software that is in one of the repositories,
install it with YaST and not try to compile or install one
with an .sh-script (shell-script).
Installing with YaST is faster and more safe, because it tries
to solve dependencies automatically and it’s easier to update,
remove (all in all: manage) your installed software.

ok I found a program called Dia which is a clone of Visio before MS bought it. It is a standard repository in OpenSuse 11.1 I am going to see if i can save a flowchart with a Visio extension that will open with Visio I know this sounds off the wall but it might just work. I will post back weather or not it does.