OpenMandriva Lx 23.03 (ROME) Rolling with kernel 6.2.6 desktop.
I am unable to run standard Linux “install from source” commands, such as “./configure” or “make” when installing software from original source code. Is there something else that OpenMandriva requires as a dependency before doing this?
P.s. the ONLY reason that I am trying to install Terminator this way, is because the one in the OpenMandriva repos does not launch
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/terminator", line 48, in <module>
File "/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages/terminatorlib/optionparse.py", line 22, in <module>
from terminatorlib.terminator import Terminator
File "/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages/terminatorlib/terminator.py", line 8, in <module>
File "/usr/lib64/python3.11/site-packages/gi/__init__.py", line 126, in require_version
raise ValueError('Namespace %s not available' % namespace)
ValueError: Namespace Vte not available
Question what does terminator do that opening Konsole in another tab or window or cloning a tab does not do? I ask because I have never used terminator before.
Um, I posted last post to quickly. terminator does open but it also outputs the following:
Unable to open ‘/home/ben79/.config/kdedefaults/terminator/config’ for reading and/or writing.
([Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/ben79/.config/kdedefaults/terminator/config')
ConfigBase::load: Unable to open /home/ben79/.config/kdedefaults/terminator/config ([Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/ben79/.config/kdedefaults/terminator/config')
Unable to load Keybinder module. This means the hide_window shortcut will be unavailable
Unable to bind hide_window key, another instance/window has it.
<window.Window object at 0x7fcc66189880 (terminatorlib+window+Window at 0x563317f0b900)> is not in registered window lis
Don’t know if any of that indicates any loss of function but it reads that way to me. But I do not know this software.
Oops, yeah, I just realized the screenshot was from an attempt to see if the devs for Terminator elevated privilege requirements for source install. I don’t use sudo for installs and definitely not unless it’s a known dev. I worked with the Terminator devs back in the mid 2000’s, and they were super, so my trust level is obviously high.
I had already run the suggested dependency installs in the replies above, so I did not want to uninstall every dependency just to try the testing repo version. I did uninstall the application (v 2.1.3-1), though, and installed the latest tersting version (v 2.1.3-3), which also works but still throws the same errors that @ben79 mentioned above regarding home folder config files and this one: Gtk-Message: 15:14:30.744: Failed to load module "appmenu-gtk-module"
BUT, @ben79 also had an error for the Keybinder module, hide_window key, and window.Window object, and I am not getting ANY of those errors.
So, perhaps … progress?
(pardon all the edits my copy/paste fingers keep falling asleep)
Thanks to everyone for the help, here. I will do my best to keep this thread alive until a functional version of the app (without errors) is in the repos.
Full disclosure: The devs of the original Terminator application wrote and continue to develop the app specifically for Gnome, so I imagine that is a significant part of the problem. I assume secondary devs are making changes to the versions that get uploaded to repos for other DE’s?