[techtalk] Installing Tarballs

GJS g_jay_s at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 21 01:07:27 EST 2000

--- Laurel Fan <lf25+ at andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
> Excerpts from linuxchix: 20-Feb-100 [techtalk] Installing
> TarballsGJS at yahoo.com (432*) by 
> > Checking host system type...Configure: error: can not guess
> host
> > type; you must specify one.
> >  
> > What does this mean and how do I fix it?
> I assume this is from running ./configure.  Correct me if I'm
> wrong.

> This could be a problem with the package's configure script..
> could you
> post the url so we can take a look?

The package is graphics program called Dia
(http://www.lysator.liu.se/~alla/dia/)  .The problem occurs soon
after I enter ./configure. 

> It might also be a problem with your setup.  Do other packages
> work?

I just switched from Mandrake back to RedHat 6.0 and have yet to
successfully install a tarball (but I get different problems
with the few packages I've tried so far). Part of the problem is
I don't understand what a "host type" is and the documentation
says nothing about it.

Glen Strom
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