Complete Linux noob here. I'm learning things by having just having a go at things. I'm currently exploring customising the desktop and I'm trying to install Avant Window Navigator.
I've downloaded the file and have unpacked it and read the README - not that it made much sense.
`The following packages are required to build Awn from source. Note that in most distributions, you need both the library and development/header packages installed in order for the build process to work correctly.
- GNU Make
- libdesktop-agnostic _
- libwnck 2.22 or later
- Python 2.5 or later
- PyGTK 2.12 or later
- pyxdg (also known as python-xdg)`
I don't really know what a package is, or a library or a development/header package - but decided to give it a try anyway.
I went to the directory in the terminal and did
./configure and got the following message at the end
Could not link test program to Python. Maybe the main Python library has been
installed in some non-standard library path. If so, pass it to configure,
via the LDFLAGS environment variable.
Example: ./configure LDFLAGS="-L/usr/non-standard-path/python/lib"
You probably have to install the development version of the Python package
for your distribution. The exact name of this package varies among them.
It sounds like I need to install python, but when I tried
sudo apt-get install python it says version 2.7.15 is already installed, and this is a recent enough version. So does this mean it is in a non standard library path? How would I find out?
And how do I check for all the other things in the required packages list?