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Can't install wengo in 2008

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I've just downloaded WengoPhone-2.1.2-linux-bin-x86.tar.bz2 from http://www.openwengo.org/index.php/openwen...jectsNgDownload

and untarred it as described in the FAQ "How do I install tar.gz's and RPM's?". Assuming that I had to follow the configure/make/....etc procedure I started with './configure' and was rewarded with

bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

Sure enough. there's no 'configure' in the generated directory, so I searched for a '.bin'; no luck there, either. Assume that I'm doing something wrong. :unsure: Could someone help me out? Thanks.

BTW, I'm not using the wengo on the DVD because it keeeps crashing on start-up.

 

 

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WengoPhone-2.1.2-linux-bin-x86.tar.bz2

 

The name alone is sufficient to show that after un-bzipping you will bet a custom installer in .bin format.

Simply go to the folder you've extracted it using konqueror, press F4, and in the console:

su
chmod +x Wengo*
./Wengo*.bin

 

And by the way, a slightly older version of the program (2.1.0 rc2) is available from the Mandriva repos (non-free).

Edited by scarecrow

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Well, I'm not quite sure what's going on, but (despite the tar.bz2's name) there's no bin in the target-directory, in fact there's not a *weng*.bin on the entire partition. The only executable file is called "qtwengophone" but when I ran ./qtwengophone from the target-directory I got

 

./qtwengophone: error while loading shared libraries: libboost_program_options-gcc-mt-1_33_1.so.1.33.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

 

So... I gave up on that one, took your advice and installed the older version (2.1.0 rc2); that seems to work. Many thanks. :thumbs: :thumbs:

 

One slight problem, though; the contact-numbers that I had set up in mdv2006 have disappeared, which leads me to suspect that they are stored locally (not externally, as with skype). Is this truely the case and, if so, do you happen to know where they are kept? Thanks, again.

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I just downloaded it out of curiosity. It's statically built/does not need installation. Can you run it again ( ./wengo*.sh )? It seems it was missing some boost related libs, which must be installed now, while fetching the older RPM.

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Well, I'd prefer not to (possibly) destroy the currently-operating wengo, so I'll try your suggestion on another 2008-installation. B)

 

And, I've discovered - from wengophone user's forum - that the contacts-data are stored in:

 

home/username/.wengophone/profiles/your_email@your_isp/contactlist.xml

 

Many thanks for your help. :thumbs:

Edited by satelliteuser083

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Since it's statically built and run locally by a common user, it's unlikely to destroy anything. Of course you can backup the ~/.wengophone directory before running it, although it sounds like an unnecessary prophylaxis.

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