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shengchieh
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:10 am    Post subject: missing X ??? Reply with quote

To All:

I'm having trouble installing k3b tarball. The error message, I get is

$./configure
....
checking for _NSGetEnviron... no
checking for vsnprintf... yes
checking for snprintf... yes
checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!

From another forum, I was recommended to include X11R6 stuffs, so
my script now has

PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/include/X11
PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/lib
PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/lib/X11
export PATH
~/.bash_profile

so echo $PATH gives

/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/games:/usr/X11R6/include/X11:/usr/X11R6/lib:/usr/X11R6/lib/X11

I still get the same error - missing X. What am I really missing. I can't
determine from the error message exactly what I am missing. Once
I know, it is easy to add to the $PATH

Sheng-Chieh

p.s. I also tried including /usr/include/X11 in $PATH w/o success.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for replying.

I uses Xandros 2.0 (a rather old version because Xandros 3.x
keeps hanging on me - bad chip in this antique desktop).
I suspect I have an older version of KDE (how do I find out?),
probably version 3.1.4.x.

I'm trying to install an older version of k3b, namely K3b 0.11,
obtained from

http://www.k3b.org/ .

No, k3b can just be installed. Fyi, I also tried apt-get (since Xandros
is debian-based) and get

# apt-get install k3b
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package k3b

Using the wrong command???

Bottom line: my brother-in-law wants to DVD burn, the reason
for trying to install k3b. It dosn't have to be k3b, but that is his
preference (and the most common software - I think).

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't help you with the tarbal, but if you just need to do a Debian-style install of k3b, maybe this will work :

k3b os in the debian archives, re. [url]http://packages.debian.org/stable/otherosfs/k3b.html[/url]
so apt-get install k3b should work fine, unless there's something peculiar about the Xandros installation mechanism.

I had a quick look around and found that Xandros uses its own software archives, but apparently you can add regular Debian archives :
[url]http://support.xandros.com/kb-view.php?topic=17[/url] : [quote]Where can I find more software ? ( .... ) In addition, you have access to thousands of packages available from the Debian project. In Xandros Networks, select Edit > Set Application Sources, and set the source to the Debian unsupported site.[/quote]
Probably you could just add a debian mirror to /etc/apt/sources.list and create an /etc/apt/preferences file to give high priority to Xandros and lower priority to Debian, just to make sure that not all packages are replaced by Debian in stead of Xandros, but that's not even very likely as Debian packages (especially 'stable') are usually quite old.
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