Kompileing issues

Asked by Florin on 2008-08-21


I am a newbie using Ubuntu 8.04 installed by "wubi"
My question is why i cannot install for example "beryl" or any other tarballs ?
It is because Ubuntu is not properly my default OS ?

Thanks !

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Thor K. H.
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Thor K. H. (nitrolinken) said : #1

The best way to install applications is not to use tarballs, but the packagesystem.

Simply click on Applications → Add / remove software.
From here you can install and remove software.

(Tip: If you're going to compile software, you need to have the right dependencies to do so.
For the most basic sources, open up a terminal (Applications → Accessories → Terminal) and enter "sudo apt-get install build-essential" (without the quotes).)

Florin (florin-vocalnet) said : #2

By the packagesystem, i installed few applications, working perfectly.
So should'nt be a problem that Ubuntu is installed by "Wubi" Yes ?

Best Thor K. H. (nitrolinken) said : #3

Yes, Wubi installs Ubuntu, and a Wubi install should work just as good.

Florin (florin-vocalnet) said : #4

Thanks a lot, i will play more with ubuntu, and i hope to learn more tricks.

Kind Regards.

Florin (florin-vocalnet) said : #5

Thanks Thor Marius K. Høgås, that solved my question.