[ltp] Re: X30 linux installation
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 02:20:41 +0100
Steve Thompson wrote:
> In the last couple of months, the only major problems I have encountered
> are (1) satisfying dependencies, or (2) satisfying dependencies. Rarely,
> I have had to work a little to satisfy dependencies with packages that are
> slightly difficult to find, but eventually google yields its secrets.
That of course is where a mainstream distro (eg Mandriva, or Ubuntu)
helps a lot, since the package manager should be able to resolve them.
When it comes to compiling, the following are invaluable:
automatically build your own Ubuntu backports
./configure && make && sudo checkinstall
This means you never bypass the package manager, and you can
always uninstall things again; it also prevents conflicts.
urpmf /usr/lib/foo/bar (Mandriva)
apt-file search /usr/lib/foo/bar (Debian/Ubuntu)
Both help with the same thing: "I'm trying to compile X from
source, but it depends on a library/header file which is not
installed. How do I discover which (if any) of the
distribution's binary packages contains the file I want.
Converts between RPM <-> DEB. It usually works OK.