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Summary: If you use Ubuntu, always go for .deb packages! They can be installed with the terminal command below: sudo dpkg -i /PATH/TO/PACKAGE-FILE.deb Explanation: There are a small set of "basic Linux distributions" on which most others are based on. The most important ones are probably Debian and Red Hat. All Ubuntu flavours are based on Debian. Now ...


With a working internet connection, please open a terminal and do: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libgmt-dev The package and all its dependencies in the correct (.deb) format will be correctly installed.


It seems you're trying to build a 32 bits package (i386) on a 64 bits system, as the last log line suggest : libgmt-devel-4.5.9-3.mga4.i586.rpm is for architecture i386 ; the package cannot be built on this system Did you try with the 64bits version of the package ? (which seems to be lib64gmt-devel-4.5.9-3.mga4.x86_64.rpm)


Use rather Ubuntu repositories or if you really need the very latest version of the software, which may not be present in Ubuntu repos- build it from sources. Some packages can be converted from rpm to deb, but yes - it may involve some troubles.

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