Re: Problems on FC3

I just went through the same process on an IBM T42 with a fully updated FC3 and an Intel 2200BG wireless card. I am a novice to CVS. I made some notes about what I did but they are not complete. For a geneal description of current usage, see my article

Here are my rough notes

1. created /root/cvsroot

2. edited /root/.bash_profile
CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous anoncvs gnome org:/cvs/gnome
export CVSROOT

3. start login shell for root (su -)
cd /root/cvsroot
cvs login
password:  (left blank by hitting enter)
cvs co NetworkManager

4. cd NetworkManager
./ --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc

Now the fun begins. You need to look at every line of the output. You may be missing some developement packages. I had a relatively virgin system to start with and I had to install several development packages but I did not keep a list, a mistake.

./ produced the following message
Please add the files
 codeset.m4 gettext.m4 glibc21.m4 iconv.m4 isc-posix.m4 lcmessage.m4
from the /usr/share/aclocal directory to your autoconf macro directory
or directly to your aclocal.m4 file.
You will also need config.guess and config.sub, which you can get from

I created the directory /root/autoconf_macros and copied into that directory all the *.m4 files in /usr/share/aclocal that are mentioned in the above output from ./ If some of the m4 files are missing, then you need to add a development package. Don't worry about adding config.guess and config.sub. They seem to be added automatically.

Now here is the critical step.
cp /usr/share/libtool/libltdl/ /root/cvsroot/NetworkManager
(make sure you have installed the packages libtool and libtool-libs)

5. Run './ --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc' again and look at the output carefully for any errors or files that are missing.

6. make

7. make install

Bill Moss
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Clemson University

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