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Posted by jerickson314 at Dec 12, 2004 4:07:28 PM
Re: SuSe 9.2 problem installing BibleTime
I have a few things to try. Before doing any of these, uninstall your copy of SWORD (I think it's just "make uninstall" from the directory with the sources).

Did you see on the site that there are SuSE 9.1 packages? If you use them, make sure you install the SWORD package before the BibleTime package. If they don't work, you can try rebuilding the 9.1 RPMs against SuSE 9.2. To do so, install the .src RPM files for BibleTime and SWORD. You can run "rpmbuild -bb /usr/src/packages/SPECS/sword.spec" to create "/usr/src/packages/RPMS/i586/{the SWORD RPM}", and "rpmbuild -bb /usr/src/packages/SPECS/bibletime.spec" to create "/usr/src/packages/RPMS/i586/{the BibleTime RPM}". Let me know if you end up having to use these, or if they won't build.

It was me who packaged the RPMs for SuSE 9.0 with KDE 3.2 as well as for SuSE 9.1. I will build RPM packages for 9.2 as soon as the FTP edition of SuSE is released (mid-January). I paid for 9.0 and 9.1 boxed, but decided I don't need to spend the money for each new release, especially since I now use Gentoo as my primary distribution. If you want to volunteer to build 9.2 packages before then I can provide instructions, but it is best to build the packages on a fresh install, so I will probably just go ahead and build them later.

The reason your install wasn't working is that you are using the "i18n" package, which contains ONLY translations and NOT the program! It is for non-English speaking users as an addition to the normal install. If you install manually, use the bibletime-1.4.1.tar.bz2 file.

It is likely that the dependency problem when installing the BibleTime RPM was caused by installing SWORD with configure instead of RPM or YaST. I believe RPM only recognizes dependencies installed from .rpm as being installed, which is why it is best to avoid installing from source on SuSE whenever possible.