Installing Nightshade 11 in Ubuntu 17

Asked by Jan Scharnowfski on 2018-02-26

Hello,

i have trouble installing nightshade in Ubuntu. The ./configure returns following error:

configure: error: in `/home/pappe/nightshade-11.12.1':
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details

I don't know if I have to compile at all, because i was trying to install from the deb package.

When I try to install with sudo apt-get install nightshade, it will return the following error:

Die folgenden Pakete haben unerfüllte Abhängigkeiten:
 nightshade : Hängt ab von: libboost-filesystem1.58.0 ist aber nicht installierbar
              Hängt ab von: libboost-regex1.58.0 ist aber nicht installierbar
              Hängt ab von: libboost-system1.58.0 ist aber nicht installierbar
E: Probleme können nicht korrigiert werden, Sie haben zurückgehaltene defekte Pakete.

Although these libraries should be installed in the latest version.

What should I do?

Thanks,

Jan

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2018-02-26

To make it from source, you'll need to install a bunch of packages from the package manager including build-essentials (meta package of build tools).

The errors you are getting are because the package you have links against a specific boost version. If you have that version in the package manager, install it. Otherwise, you will have to build from source, and that means learning how to build part of the dependency chain. It's a pain, and legacy hasn't received any updates in a while to bring it up to the most recent versions.

I think it might be in a repo for one of the ubuntu astronomy flavors, but I don't know which.

Jan Scharnowfski (janschar) said : #2

what do you mean by package manager? not the software-center, i guess. So where should i type / enter these phrases, and which phrases?
thanks!

Lionel RUIZ (astro2kpremium) said : #3

I wonder if NS11 can be installed on Ubuntu17 due to old libraries used and compilator old code...
I recommend installing SpaceCrafter instead (which is an updated fork from nightshade legacy)...
The dependancies are ready for Ubuntu 17.

http://www.lss-planetariums.info/spacecrafter/

You just have to type sh install_dependancies_ubuntu.sh in a terminal (once in the spacecrafter folder unpacked).

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