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Old 6th June 2011, 08:13 PM
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Exclamation problem on "make"

I tried to install "inkscape", but when I typed
it said:
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
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 how to create a pax tar archive... gnutar
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for g++... no
checking for c++... no
checking for gpp... no
checking for aCC... no
checking for CC... no
checking for cxx... no
checking for cc++... no
checking for cl.exe... no
checking for FCC... no
checking for KCC... no
checking for RCC... no
checking for xlC_r... no
checking for xlC... no
checking whether the C++ compiler works... no
configure: error: in `/home/manuel/Downloads/inkscape-0.48.1':
configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details
So what could be the solution?
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Old 6th June 2011, 08:16 PM
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Re: problem on "make"

You need C++ compiler
yum install gcc
But why are you trying to install it through source?

You can simply get it from the official repositories with yum or "Add/Remove Software" -application.
yum install inkscape
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Old 6th June 2011, 08:23 PM
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Re: problem on "make"

It says you need the c++ compiler, so install gcc-c++ as well.
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Old 6th June 2011, 08:37 PM
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Re: problem on "make"

Originally Posted by JEO View Post
It says you need the c++ compiler, so install gcc-c++ as well.
Thanks for the correction
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Old 6th June 2011, 08:57 PM
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Re: problem on "make"

Thank you all, I didn´t know this "yum install"-stuff, but good to know.
But I have some other packages I want to install and which I only have as .tar package.
I installed the gcc-c++ and I think now the "./configure" works, but the "make" command now says:
make: *** Keine Targets angegeben und keine »make«-Steuerdatei gefunden.  Schluss.
translated (I think so): No targets listed and no >>make>>-control file found. End.

I guess its because it doesn´t find the files created by "./configure".

I´m a completely newby in Linux and especially Fedora, so...
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Old 6th June 2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: problem on "make"

Is there some reason that
yum install inkscape
doesn't work for you? Perhaps your using an earlier release of Fedora but want the latest version 0.48.1?
Version 0.48.1 of inkscape has been built for both F14 and F15,or, at least they reside as such on koji.

If you need more help in determining the dependencies to compile it yourself, here is the list of build requirements from the F15 SRPM package of inkscape:
gc-devel >= 6.4
gnome-vfs2-devel >= 2.0
gtkmm24-devel >= 2.8.0
lcms-devel >= 1.13
libpng-devel >= 1.2
libxml2-devel >= 2.6.11
libxslt-devel >= 1.0.15
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Old 6th June 2011, 10:58 PM
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Re: problem on "make"

if for some reason you can NOT use the already built "inkscape" in the fedora reops
then READ the readme file for ALL the dependencies
there will BE A LOT .PabloTwo 's list looks about long enough

also install the "Development Tools" group and the "Development Libraries" group and possibly your desktop development gruop

that is A LOT of software
su -
yum grouplist 
yum groupinstall "Development Tools" "Development Libraries"
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