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    Angry Installing on Linux Mint

    hey ,there i have just installed LINUX MINT 12 LISA dvd of my desktop . but can not install any tar.ball ....but i can nicely install deb. file . is there any thing necessary to update to of my system. please give me a proper direction i am not experienced in Linux

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    Re: give me a proper direction

    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan55 View Post
    hey ,there i have just installed LINUX MINT 12 LISA dvd of my desktop . but can not install any tar.ball ....but i can nicely install deb. file . is there any thing necessary to update to of my system. please give me a proper direction i am not experienced in Linux
    What tar ball? May be your tar ball needs to be compiled first, in that case you need to install build-essentials and automake.

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    Re: give me a proper direction

    thanks....... but can you give me proper direction of any kinds of tar.ball installsion

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    Re: give me a proper direction

    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan55 View Post
    thanks....... but can you give me proper direction of any kinds of tar.ball installsion
    A "tar.ball" is roughly equivalent to a "zip" or "rar" file in Windows. You'll usually (but not always) need to unpack it first. There is often a "readme" file with instructions for installation included in the tarball.
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    Re: give me a proper direction

    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan55 View Post
    thanks....... but can you give me proper direction of any kinds of tar.ball installsion

    There should be a readme or a file called install in the tar ball which gives you the directions which may differ from program to program.

    The common thing (but not always, check the readme) is
    1) unzip the tar ball (just right click it an extract or you can use a command line depending on what kind of tar ball it is (tar.gz or tar.bz etc)

    2) cd into the directory where the tar ball is unzipped to,

    3) type ./configure and note the output, it will tell you if you have missing dependencies, there are other options you may enable or disable depending on your program.

    4) if step 3 works without error, type make

    5) sudo make install
    (instead of this you can install the package checkinstall and run sudo checkinstall, this way it will create and install a .deb package, which is easy to remove from package managers such as synaptic, otherwise there may be pieces scattered all over that you need to remove them manually in case you don't want the program any more)

    Like I said, this is the way to compile and install many programs from source but not always, read the instructions first,

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    Re: give me a proper direction

    hey , i have downloaded rhythmbox 0.13.3 . i have extract it and open terminal type: ./configure it works but when i typed make then it does not work ....the terminal shows like...

    hasan@ruhul-desktop ~/Desktop/rhythmbox-0.13.3 $ ./configure
    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 whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
    checking whether NLS is requested... yes
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking for suffix of executables...
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    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 dependency style of gcc... gcc3
    checking for intltool >= 0.35.0... 0.41.1 found
    checking for intltool-update... /usr/bin/intltool-update
    checking for intltool-merge... /usr/bin/intltool-merge
    checking for intltool-extract... /usr/bin/intltool-extract
    checking for xgettext... /usr/bin/xgettext
    checking for msgmerge... /usr/bin/msgmerge
    checking for msgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
    checking for gmsgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
    checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
    checking for perl >= 5.8.1... 5.12.4
    checking for XML:arser... ok
    checking for library containing strerror... none required
    checking for gcc... (cached) gcc
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... (cached) yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... (cached) yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... (cached) none needed
    checking dependency style of gcc... (cached) gcc3
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
    checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
    checking for ANSI C header files... yes
    checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking how to print strings... printf
    checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
    checking for fgrep... /bin/grep -F
    checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
    checking if the linker (/usr/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/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 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... yes
    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/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
    configure: creating ./config.lt
    config.lt: creating libtool
    checking whether byte ordering is bigendian... no
    checking size of long... 4
    checking for GNU extension fwrite_unlocked... yes
    checking for mkdtemp... yes
    checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
    checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
    checking for RB_CLIENT... yes
    checking for RHYTHMBOX... no
    configure: error: Package requirements ( gtk+-2.0 >= 2.18.0 glib-2.0 >= 2.18.0 gio-2.0 >= 2.18.0 gio-unix-2.0 >= 2.18.0 gnome-media-profiles >= 2.8 libsoup-2.4 >= 2.26.0 libsoup-gnome-2.4 >= 2.26.0) were not met:

    No package 'gnome-media-profiles' found
    No package 'libsoup-2.4' found
    No package 'libsoup-gnome-2.4' 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 RHYTHMBOX_CFLAGS
    and RHYTHMBOX_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
    See the pkg-config man page for more details.
    hasan@ruhul-desktop ~/Desktop/rhythmbox-0.13.3 $ make
    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
    hasan@ruhul-desktop ~/Desktop/rhythmbox-0.13.3 $





    what should i do now????????????

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    Re: give me a proper direction

    The prompt says you need the following packages :

    No package 'gnome-media-profiles' found
    No package 'libsoup-2.4' found
    No package 'libsoup-gnome-2.4' found
    Install these first .

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-media-profiles libsoup-2.4 libsoup-gnome-2.4
    I'm not sure if these are available in the repo but try it out anyway . If this doesn't work , find the tarballs to these files , configure and make install them .
    Then you can go ahead with your rhythmbox installation .

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    Re: give me a proper direction

    ./configure does not work because you have unmet dependencies

    Code:
    configure: error: Package requirements ( gtk+-2.0 >= 2.18.0 glib-2.0 >= 2.18.0 gio-2.0 >= 2.18.0 gio-unix-2.0 >= 2.18.0 gnome-media-profiles >= 2.8 libsoup-2.4 >= 2.26.0 libsoup-gnome-2.4 >= 2.26.0) were not met:
    This means that these dependencies are either not already installed or installed but are of the wrong version.

    But why compile it yourself? I think rhythmbox comes with Ubuntu???

    If you want the latest stable release (2.98) you can just add this ppa to your sources list and install it that way.

    https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+...series_filter=

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    Re: give me a proper direction

    Hi ,

    are you a newbie in Linux ? If yes , and you want to compile , build and install a package from source , then is not going to happen easily. The procedure is not so easy. (for a newbie).
    I suggest you to read these first
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingSoftware

    If you want a specific package (eg: Rhythmbox) then first search if this package has an available .deb file , so you can install it more easy (or maybe through a PPA).

    Also Linux-Mint Lisa is Ubuntu 11.10 based (I think) and will be EOL in a few months. April 2013.
    Maybe is time to consider an upgrade to Linux-mint 13 (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS based , supported until April 2017).

    Very old package version 0.13.3
    Rythmbox now is in 2.98 version => https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rhythmbox

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    Re: give me a proper direction

    if you just want to install some required software, you don't need to compile anything or download any tar balls , just go to software centre and find your desired applications and install them, actually it is much easier than windows.
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