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Not all programs use the ./configure method all though it is the most common. Is there a README or INSTALL file in the directory that you untarred as Mara said? Its possible that the program uses a script for installing rather then ./configure,make,make install.
well my putting together a apache, mysql, php server for a php nuke portal.
when i had try to access the index.php page, i seem the have the code of the page so i assumed that the php is not working with apache.
i went back to my howto and it says to issue the fallowing command in apache dir:
(witch i previously did)
after i when to the php web site for installation proc, it says to issue:
./configure --prefix=/www --enable-module=so
So i assumed that prefix is the root of my web server and i wanted to correct it by issuing from the apache dir:
./configure --prefix=/opt/apache --enable-module=so
If I understand you correctly, you are trying to install php. If so, you would not issue the ./configure command from the apache directory. You would issue it from the directory that you are installing php from. If you unpacked it into say /home/user then you would have to go into the /home/user/php* directory and issue the ./configure command.
this is that is said:
Example 3-5. Installation Instructions (Apache Shared Module Version) for PHP 4
1. gunzip apache_xxx.tar.gz
2. tar -xvf apache_xxx.tar
3. gunzip php-xxx.tar.gz
4. tar -xvf php-xxx.tar
5. cd apache_xxx
6. ./configure --prefix=/www --enable-module=so
8. make install
9. cd ../php-xxx
10. ./configure --with-mysql --with-apxs=/www/bin/apxs
12. make install
Originally posted by c0c0deuz Yes,OK ... but where is it?
when i issue ./configure where do the config goes?
To the directory you're in (when you run ./configure, you're in the same directory configure's in). But if you try to run it different way (/some/directory/configure) it shouldn't work. Configure doesn't write only to the main directory. It creates makefiles in all project directories.