[Tellico-users] tellico installation not going well

Robby Stephenson robby at periapsis.org
Mon Oct 5 15:07:01 UTC 2009

On Monday 05 October 2009, Thomas Ronayne wrote:
> Then you need to prepare the files you extracted; that's done with a
> utility named "configure" with a couple of arguments (options) that tell
> the configure utility how to prepare a file of instructions for another
> utility to do the actual work. 

Like the rest of the KDE4 world, Tellico uses cmake now. There is no longer 
a configure script. To build Tellico in the source directory, within that 
directory, type cmake . and the period there is important. It says to build 
the current directory.

The rest of your email is pretty helpful...

> When that finishes (it'll take some time) and if there are no errors
> (like missing required utilities -- see the Tellico web page about
> those) -- the Makefile is created and you're ready to actually build
> Tellico.
> That's done with the "make" utility; you simply type "make" on the
> command line, hit the return key and watch still more stuff fly by.
> If all goes well, make will finish with no errors and you'll be ready to
> install what you just... uh... made. You do that, and you must do that
> as the super user (root) or you must use the sudo utility (because
> you're going to install Tellico in system directories that you as an
> ordinary user would not have permission to write into). So, let's say
> you're going to use the sudo utility and you would enter "sudo make
> install" to install Tellico.
> Now, if any of the above fails it will probably be because of missing
> required utilities (most likely Yaz won't already be there). On the
> Tellico web page there is a list of required utilities and you can click
> on the links there to go to another web page where they can be
> downloaded and then installed exactly the same as described above; i.e.,
> unzip - configure - make - make install. One difference would be the way
> an archive is compressed; the ".bz" extension on the Tellico archive
> means "bzip," if the extension is ".gz" it means the archive was
> compressed with "gzip" in which case you unzip with "gunzip -c
> archive-name | tar -xvf -"
> Take it slow and you'll probably be all right.
> Hope this helps some.
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