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Old 08-21-2004, 11:04 PM   #1
beerwulf
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bash: ./configure: No such file or directory


Okay, dumbest question ever, but what am I missing?

I've only got the first disk of Suse 9.0 (from a magazine coverdisk "No limitations, no trials, no restrictions", it claims) so that's what's installed on my box. I went custom installation and made sure that everything that could be installed /was/ installed.

All I need is a MUD client (and maybe a better browser) and I'll be a happy boy, but I'm damned if I can get anything to install.

I read over and over again, three simple commands for dealing with tarballs:

./configure
make
make install


So I unpack the tarball, go into the console, cd into the relevant directory, and type ./configure, but all I get is:

bash: ./configure: No such file or directory



HELP?
 
Old 08-21-2004, 11:09 PM   #2
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No limitations, besides the physical size of a CD,
of course. Wild guess: development tools had to
go in place of more fancy things.

Fire up YaST2, add an Australian download-mirror
to the sources, and install the development-stuff.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-21-2004, 11:35 PM   #3
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Also, take a read of the README file in the tarball. There not all 'exactly' the same when it comes to compiling.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 12:05 AM   #4
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A program can use different ways to install. Always read the README file that comes with a program and many times an INSTALL file is included as well.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 03:50 AM   #5
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yeah.. as above... make sure you run the command in the required directory
 
  


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