How to install Spice program

I’ve downloaded a linux package of Spice-ng as a .tar.gz file, and unpacked it all to a folder OK.

Following the instructions in the INSTALL file, when I type ./configure in the relevant directory folder I get several lines of text then it aborts with the message “no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH”

Please, where do I proceed from here??

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#As root:
yast -i gcc

Good luck.

toastrack wrote:
> I’ve downloaded a linux package of Spice-ng as a .tar.gz file, and
> unpacked it all to a folder OK.
>
> Following the instructions in the INSTALL file, when I type ./configure
> in the relevant directory folder I get several lines of text then it
> aborts with the message “no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH”
>
> Please, where do I proceed from here??
>
>
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Thanks for quick response, but please could you enlarge on the advice. It’s a little too brief for my understanding at this stage!!:\

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Open a terminal (Alt+F2: xterm)
As root run the command (sudo /sbin/yast -i gcc)

Basically you’re telling the system’s package manager (rpm), via the
system setup tool (Yast), to install (-i) the ‘gcc’ package, which is
the GNU C Compiler. You could also run Yast on your own, go to
Software: Software Management: Search: ‘gcc’ and find all kinds of
packages that way. The command line is just, as always, faster.

Good luck.

toastrack wrote:
> Thanks for quick response, but please could you enlarge on the advice.
> It’s a little too brief for my understanding at this stage!!:
>
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I understand now. Many thanks for the explanation. I wasn’t sure before whether I needed to install something the PC lacked or whether the reference was to something in the downloaded stuff.

I’ll give it a go later - I have to digress now.:slight_smile:

Since you seem to be new to compiling your own programs I’d just like to point you to an alternative.

http://packages.opensuse-community.org/index.jsp?searchTerm=spice Gives some results for one click installers, but I’m not sure if the program you’re trying to install is among them.

No harm in trying to continue what you’re doing though, I just suspect you’ll run into a lot more packages that are missing before you can compile it. (I always seem to have this problem… making me spend way more time on it than I wanted to)

I’ve been through the commands, and it all seemed to repond OK. But how do I find the executable file to run Spice? I have been unable to locate it at present.

If I re-run the commands you outlined, will it overwrite or will I get two installations??

Been through the routine again, and it looks like it’s installed properly. (I think I inadvertently interrupted it yesterday).

The executable is there, in /usr/local/bin, but restricted to root as user.

How do I enable non-root users to run it ???

I’m not sure this application is meant to be run as a regular user.

I think you’re referring to Spice - Home page ?

I haven’t had a chance to mess around with it yet, but it’s meant to be a Remote Desktop Protocol replacement.

Usually this kind of “program” is meant to run as a service.

Are you trying to setup Remote Graphical Access to you PC?