NEW - Why source code programs do not compile?

Miguel Cardenas mfcardenas at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 15:35:51 UTC 2006


I have already

libqt3-headers_3%3a3.3.6-3ubuntu3_i386.deb
libqt3-mt_3%3a3.3.6-3ubuntu3_i386.deb
libqt3-mt-dev_3%3a3.3.6-3ubuntu3_i386.deb

and had the problem that does not compile, will check the link you gave me
and try again... anyway will install KDE and see what happens...

Thanks!

On 11/14/06, James Gray <james at grayonline.id.au> wrote:
>
>
> On 15/11/2006, at 1:08 AM, Miguel Cardenas wrote:
>
> > Hello list
> >
> > I have a doubt about source code in Ubuntu... why some programs by
> > sources do not compile? the compiler returns undefined symbol or
> > something like... for example am trying to compile KVIrc (from
> > kvirc.net) and it fails because undefined symbols. Not system
> > library symbols, symbols from the KVIRC, and am sure it is not
> > KVIRC bug since the same sources compile in slackware, freebsd,
> > fedora, etc. I got some errors compiling xosview, by fortune they
> > were available as package, but there are a lot more that are
> > available only as source and don't know what to do...
> >
> > Thanks for your comments
> >
> > --
> > Miguel Cardenas
>
> Compiling from source requires the development libraries for the
> components your software needs.  For instance, kvirc requires the Qt
> libraries.  No big deal, they are already there if you are running
> KDE, however these are RUNTIME libraries.  The development libraries
> are ADDITIONAL and in the packaging system are usually suffixed with
> "-dev".
>
> So you need the Qt runtimes to run pre-compiled stuff, but you need
> the Qt *development* libraries AS WELL to compile Qt applications
> from source (like kvirc).
>
> BTW, did you read this:
> http://kvirc.net/?id=install
>
> Cheers,
>
> James
>
>
>
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Miguel Cardenas
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