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Offline mastern

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Guide to codeblocks installation under Redhat 9
« on: October 16, 2005, 03:33:02 am »
I missed one step last time. Added now. This guide is also presented in my medical image analysis blog:

Guide to codeblocks installation under Redhat 9

Finally I installed the codeblocks under Redhat Linux 9 after 3 days' research.
Here are the details of what I did. Hopefully also useful for other Redhat users, especially Linux newbies.
The whole procedure includes 3 major steps:
(1) Install wxWidgets
(2) Install automake
(3) Install codeblocks
The following assumes you have logged in as root.

(1) Install wxWidgets
1. Download wxGTK-2.4.2-1.i386.rpm, wxGTK-2.4.2.tar.gz and wxGTK-devel-2.4.2-1.i386.rpm from the official wxWidgets website. Let's assume these packages are put under the 'wxwidgets' directory.
2. Install the rpm packages:
  rpm -Uvh wxGTK-2.4.2-1.i386.rpm
  rpm -Uvh wxGTK-devel-2.4.2-1.i386.rpm
3. Build the xrc lib that is not included in the above rpms. So we have to extract the source code and compile them. First unpack the source code:
  tar -xvzf wxGTK-2.4.2.tar.gz
  cd wxGTK-2.4.2
4. Now compile the main source code:
  mkdir bld
  cd bld
  ../configure --with-gtk
5. The above doesn't compile the xrc by default, so we have to do it by ourselves:
  cd contrib/src/xrc
6. Now we need to install the xrc lib manually. First we need to know where the wxGTK lib 'libwx_gtk-2.4' has been installed:
  rpm -ql wxGTK
  In my system, the first few lines say:
  Ok, let's install the xrc lib 'libwx_gtk_xrc' to the '/usr/lib/' and make a symbolic link (remember we are now under the 'wxWidgets/wxGTK-2.4.2/bld/' directory):
  cp lib/ /usr/lib/
  ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
7. Copy the xrc header files to the right position. First check where the wx header files are installed:
  rpm -ql wxGTK-devel
  In my system, it is:
  Ok, we copy the xrc header files to the system directory:
  cp -r ../contrib/include/wx/xrc /usr/include/wx/
8. Run:

(2) Install autoconf and automake
1. The following versions are needed: autoconf 2.58+, automake 1.7+. Find and download the autoconf and automake rpm packages using rpm find web site. Now we have:
2. Install them:
  rpm -Uvh autoconf-2.59-5.noarch.rpm
  rpm -Uvh automake-1.9.6-1.noarch.rpm
(3) Install codeblocks
You'll be better off downloading and building the CVS version. It's pretty stable and will become RC2 as it is now. Also the build system has changed. Don't use the RC1-1 on the homepage.
1. Log into CVS, when asked for password, just enter.
   cvs -d :pserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/codeblocks login
2. Download source:
   cvs -d :pserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/codeblocks co codeblocks
3. The above will create the directory 'codeblocks'. This will be the top directory for our installation. Now go into it:
   cd codeblocks
4. Then compile:
   ./configure --prefix=/usr
5. Then install it into the /usr directory:
   make install
6. Now you can run the codeblocks by issuing:
  Or you can use the 'Start Applications menu' to launch it. It is on the Start Application/Programming/code::blocks IDE
« Last Edit: October 17, 2005, 07:08:42 pm by mastern »

Offline mandrav

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Re: Guide to codeblocks installation under Redhat 9
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2005, 05:26:50 pm »
Thanks a lot for this guide :)
Maybe you should add it to the wiki?
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