How do you specifically install a GTK-PPP tar.gz in Mint 20.2 Cinnamon

Vicktoria

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Hello Friends. New agenda. Still trying for a front end GUI for wvdial. I have GTK zip downloaded. I just don't know the terminal code to get it installed.

Where should I unzip it?

How do I get it installed from there?

As alays you all are greatly appreciated.
 


Vicktoria

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Thanks for the suggestion. Read Me file had no installation direction. I'll continue to see what i can find about tar.gz file installation.
 

kc1di

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It's a compressed file. you need to open it with archive manager then extract it to say your /home directory. After that you will need to cd to the file in a terminal and then configure the package and make it and make install it. It not a binary package that can be installed directly.
The commands are
Code:
./configure
make
sudo make install
But gtk-ppp requires a very old GCC from ubuntu 9.03 which is not going to install in Mint 20.x
So you'll be out of luck again.
As I have said before I don't believe you'll find any WVdial gui that is going to install on recent Ubuntus or Mints. MX still is the best alternative if you must have a dial up gui front end.
 

Vicktoria

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Ok guys, thanks for the input. I'm exploring the files. There is an install file which has more specific info similar to what your shared kc1di. It may be an impossible goal, with Mint. I'll let you know how it goes.
 

Vicktoria

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Hiya Everyone, Everything is working connecting dialup via terminal and wvdial. I haven't succeeded in getting a GUI installed. As you've said, it seems undoable, and I don't want to break anything since it is working. Thank you all for getting me up and running. It has been a 3yr. journey So glad to be functioning. Will look for a package to see connection speed and let you know if I every get a GUI to connect with.
 

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Vicky, just a thought that I expect you have pursued, but just in case -

viasat and HughesNet are two satellite broadband providers in Virginia. Have you ever checked with them whether you could get satellite?

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