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I am trying to run a command that begins with ./configure, but it will not work. I keep getting the error "No such file or directory". I am running Red Hat Linux 7.1 with Kernel 2.4.2-2. The exact command is as follows:
./configure --enable-static-link --prefix=$LFS/usr \
--bindir=$LFS/bin --with-curses &&
make install &&
cd $LFS/bin &&
ln -sf bash sh
The ./ part of any command means 'don't look in the default directories (i.e. /bin, /usr/bin, etc) to find this command, look in the current directory'.
If you list the files in the current directory, and there is no file called 'configure' then typing ./configure will do nothing anyway.
Also, you must make sure that the 'configure' file has the correct attributes (i.e. it must be an executable file). If you downloaded the source to something in .ZIP format (as opposed to .TAR.GZ), then you will have to manually make the file executable.
It is ./configure that is bad. I am trying to compile a program (BASH to be exact), and the book says to use that command. Is there a special directory that I could find it? Or could it be a seperate RPM on my linux CD's?