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pmcdowell
2004-03-29, 16:27
What linux distro are slimp3slave users using ?
I am new to compiling from source, and I'm getting nowhere with make on
Debian testing.
The steps I followed were, install make and gcc, extract the archive to
/usr/local cd /usr/local/slimp3slave and type make, then I got a big string
of warnings and errors.
Is there something I should edit, or should I use another distro ?

Thanks
Pete

Jack Coates
2004-03-29, 21:45
On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 15:27, pmcdowell wrote:
> What linux distro are slimp3slave users using ?
> I am new to compiling from source, and I'm getting nowhere with make on
> Debian testing.
> The steps I followed were, install make and gcc, extract the archive to
> /usr/local cd /usr/local/slimp3slave and type make, then I got a big string
> of warnings and errors.
> Is there something I should edit, or should I use another distro ?

some are easier than others, but this isn't insurmountable. Thing to
remember is that the computer is stupid.

What's the error? Just the error part, the warnings part is probably
unimportant (because it's going to go away after the error is fixed).
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Rob Funk
2004-03-29, 22:04
pmcdowell wrote:
> What linux distro are slimp3slave users using ?
> I am new to compiling from source, and I'm getting nowhere with make on
> Debian testing.

I'm using Debian testing too.

> The steps I followed were, install make and gcc, extract the archive to
> /usr/local

It's generally best practice to extract tarballs under your home directory
or someplace like /usr/local/src, rather than /usr/local. Then when you
install a program it goes into /usr/local/bin. That way /usr/local doesn't
get cluttered, and just has its handful of category directories.

But it's not that important. :-)

> cd /usr/local/slimp3slave and type make, then I got a big string
> of warnings and errors.
> Is there something I should edit, or should I use another distro ?

Choosing another distribution is never the answer to a compile problem on a
general-purpose distribution like Debian.

You may need to edit the Makefile. You may (more likely) need to install
some package(s). My guess is that you need to install libncurses5-dev:
apt-get install libncurses5-dev

You'll get more useful help if you tell us what the warnings and errors are.
Usually the most important errors are near the top when you run make a
second time.

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Peter McDowell
2004-03-29, 23:17
On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 17:04, Rob Funk wrote:
> pmcdowell wrote:
> > What linux distro are slimp3slave users using ?
> > I am new to compiling from source, and I'm getting nowhere with make on
> > Debian testing.
>
> I'm using Debian testing too.
>
> > The steps I followed were, install make and gcc, extract the archive to
> > /usr/local
>
> It's generally best practice to extract tarballs under your home directory
> or someplace like /usr/local/src, rather than /usr/local. Then when you
> install a program it goes into /usr/local/bin. That way /usr/local doesn't
> get cluttered, and just has its handful of category directories.
>
> But it's not that important. :-)
>
> > cd /usr/local/slimp3slave and type make, then I got a big string
> > of warnings and errors.
> > Is there something I should edit, or should I use another distro ?
>
> Choosing another distribution is never the answer to a compile problem on a
> general-purpose distribution like Debian.
>
> You may need to edit the Makefile. You may (more likely) need to install
> some package(s). My guess is that you need to install libncurses5-dev:
> apt-get install libncurses5-dev
>
> You'll get more useful help if you tell us what the warnings and errors are.
> Usually the most important errors are near the top when you run make a
> second time.

Thanks for your help and advice.
I'm a big debian fan, and I wouldn't like to change
Problem solved by the installation of libncurses5-dev