Building Midnight-Commander

I was trying to compile Midnight-Commander from source and get it to run. I downloaded the source files using Git and than went to the project folder and run the ./configure script. Because it was on my newly installed OpenSuse machine I run into following errors and solved them by installing required components:

maint/autopoint: line 421: /usr/share/gettext/archive.tar.gz: No such
file or directory
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
cvs checkout: cannot find module \`archive' - ignored
find: \`archive': No such file or directory
find: \`archive': No such file or directory
find: \`archive': No such file or directory
autopoint: \* infrastructure files for version 0.14.3 not found;
this is autopoint from GNU gettext-tools 0.17
autopoint: \* Stop.

install gettext-tools

./ line 55: aclocal: command not found

install autogen & automake

./ line 48: libtoolize: command not found

install libtool

checking for GLIB… no configure: error: glib-2.0 not found or version too old (must be >= 2.8)

install glib2-devel

checking for slang/slang.h… no configure: error: Slang header not found

Install slang and slang-devel

After that I was able to run MAKE and the run the compiled project.

Written on March 20, 2010