What goes wrong during installation Lyx?

What goes wrong during installation Lyx?

Post by Roef Rag » Fri, 02 Feb 1996 04:00:00

When I try to install Lyx 9.4,
"make install" stops at the following message:

/usr/bin/ginstall: doc/*.eps: No such file or director
make: *** [install] Error 1

Could someone please tell me what this means,
and what i can do about it?

Thanks in advance,

Roef Ragas


What goes wrong during installation Lyx?

Post by David L. Johnso » Sat, 03 Feb 1996 04:00:00

> When I try to install Lyx 9.4,
> "make install" stops at the following message:

> /usr/bin/ginstall: doc/*.eps: No such file or director
> make: *** [install] Error 1

Just a glitch in the make install script.  My solution was to do
`touch bogus.eps' in the doc directory, so it would find something to
do.  Then it works.

BTW, this is lyx-0.9.4, and is development software, so you have to
expect some hassles.  BTW, don't print a document if you include the
platypus picture.  It doesn't seem to work, and it seems to be the
platypus.eps file.  Other postscript files work fine for me.  Views and
print graphics in pretty much true wysiwyg.


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1. RH 8.0 hangs during installation of packages and during installation.


I downloaded CD 1,2,3 from RH ftp site.
Burned the CD's ok.
Next, I rebooted the PC and put CD 1 in.
Next, I did the media check on all the three CD's and everything passed.
Next I went through the installation. Asked to install everything.
Next, it finished CD1 and asked me to enter CD2. I did. Then it started
installing packages from CD2 ok. after few minutes and number of packages
installed, the whole thing hanged. I waited and waited and nothing is
changing and no more packages are being installed. the system is froze.

I rebooted and tried again. The same thing happened.

Next, I rebooted and did not select everything, but selected small number
of pckages. Again CD2 was read, but this time it did not hang, since now
very small number of package was being read.

So, the installation now completed OK.

I boot into the system, go to root and select 'packages' under 'system tools'
from the main menu. I now select all the packages that I did not select
during installation.

It asks me to insert CD1, it starts reading the packages, and now the
whole system hangs again (it happened to be reading the gcc package, but
that is just by chance). The system freezes. the mouse does not move.

my PC is a new PC. 2 CPU (I select smp when booting). It is ZEON, 2.4 GHZ,
mother board is supermicro MBD-P4DME. This PC have no HW problem, I run windoz
OK on it for 4 months now.

kernel is 'Linux 2.4.18-14smp' (the one that comes with RH 8, I did not
recompile or build anything new).


has anyone else has similar problems?
What do you think can be wrong?
where else to look for possible problem?

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