Manjaro 20 Gnome Need Help Installing Xiphos-4.2.1.tar.gz [Solved]

Alexzee

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I'm trying to install Xiphos on my fresh installation of Manjaro 20.
Following the instructions for Linux on the main page gives me a make error that I don't understand.


-systemproductname ~]$ cd /home/cora/Downloads/xiphos-4.2.1/
[-systemproductname xiphos-4.2.1]$ ls
AUTHORS CMakeLists.txt docker-build README.md win32
before_scripts COPYING help RELEASE-NOTES xiphos.doap.rdf
build_scripts cpack INSTALL.md src
ChangeLog desktop pixmaps TODO
cmake doc po ui
-systemproductname xiphos-4.2.1]$ cd xiphos
bash: cd: xiphos: No such file or directory
[-systemproductname xiphos-4.2.1]$ cmake -S . -B build -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DGTKHTML=ON
bash: cmake: command not found
[-systemproductname xiphos-4.2.1]$ make -C build

How would I get this program installed?
bash: make: command not found
[-systemproductname xiphos-4.2.1]$ sudo make -C build install
[sudo] password for c:
sudo: make: command not found

How do I install this program?
 
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I need help installing Xiphos on a friends laptop with Linux Lite too.
 

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I wonder if you would try a Flatpak on Manjaro? https://www.flathub.org/apps/details/org.xiphos.Xiphos
I've had the privilege of talking to 2 dev's at Crosswire about 6 months ago by e-mail.
They advised me not to use Flatpak's of any kind.

I was able to install Xiphos however; I still want to learn how to install the tar ball by the instructions via the command-line.

After opening pamac and going into the preferences I saw that the AUR repo was disabled/turned off.
The good new was as soon as I enabled the AUR repo and closed the preferences box a quick search revealed Xiphos. After clicking 'apply' and 'build' Xiphos and it's dependencies were installed.

The link you posted in post #3 is good however; somethings in the tutorial I just don't understand.
I'm hoping to be able to understand how to use the cmd-line to install a tar.bz with help.
 

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Why make it hard on yourself when you are able to use aur packages(xiphos) when running Manajaro.

Edit: I didn't see the last bit where you mentioned you ended up doing exactly that.:oops:
 

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Why make it hard on yourself when you are able to use aur packages(xiphos) when running Manajaro.
Xiphos is installed on my Manjaro system and that's what I wanted.

However I installed Linux Lite on a friends pc and Xiphos is not listed in the pkg mgr so in order to help a friend of mine, I have to learn how to install using the tar.gz that comes directly from Crosswire.
 

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Xiphos is installed on my Manjaro system and that's what I wanted.

However I installed Linux Lite on a friends pc and Xiphos is not listed in the pkg mgr so in order to help a friend of mine, I have to learn how to install using the tar.gz that comes directly from Crosswire.
Yeah I realized that after posting, I updated my post afterwards. ;) Since Linux Lite is Ubuntu based you can probably download the deb from the right Ubuntu version and install that the deb package.
 

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Isn't LinuxLite Ubuntu based and not Debian from what I read? Also awesome that you learned how to install a package from source when you couldn't find a package to install.
Yeah, Linux Lite is Ubuntu based.
I should be able to install a .deb pkg.
Don't want to make a habit of it but yes installing a .deb pkg on a Ubuntu based system has worked for me in the past.

I am still struggling to install from src (tar.gz) not understanding what the make error is all about:-
GCC is installed. Maybe I'm missing build essentials?
 
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Solved the problem on the Linux Lite machine.
After running these 2 cmd's Xiphos appeared in Synaptic and is now installed.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pkgcrosswire/ppa
sudo apt-get update

BTW, I did read the ReadMe file that came with the Xiphos tar/gz.
The instructions look like something only a developer would understand.

Generally with a tar.gz you would run:
./configure
make and
make install

However; that was not the case with this tar.gz.

Cheers,

Alex
 

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Forgot about ppa's but that's because I rarely use Ubuntu.
 

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Also in post #12 there is a smiley face in the command that should not be there.
When I tried to fix it, it returned once again so-

Right after the a in ppa is should be a colon and than the letter p before the k in kgcrosswire/ppa.
 

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Also in post #12 there is a smiley face in the command that should not be there.
When I tried to fix it, it returned once again so-

Right after the a in ppa is should be a colon and than the letter p before the k in kgcrosswire/ppa.
Yeah that is implied, the emojis taking over can be annoying. You could have tried putting it in code tags, then I think emojis won't be translated. Never tried it though.
 


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