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Sorry for such a newbie question, but I can't get a package to compile at all. I opened a terminal on the directory (Using Kubuntu) where I have software I want to install. From everything I've read online, I'm doing this right. I type ./configure, and I get this response:
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
I should mention I'm trying to install pre-requisits for Big Sister, which include SpeedyCGI, URI, SNMP_Session, libnet, rrdtool, libwww-perl, and gd-rppng.
As far as I know, they should be simple enough to install. There were no special instructions that came with them. I don't know about installing .pm files(or what Makefile.PL is), or if this stuff requires special attention or instruction.
Any and all help is appreciated.
Oh, and I'm attempting to do all this through the Kubuntu GUI, with the terminal window.
Thanks, but these are already set to their most recent versions... I tried to install them, and I get this:
autoconf is already the newest version.
autoconf set to manually installed.
automake is already the newest version.
build-essential is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
A lot of GNU and FSF software source use the standard configure script, but it's not a good idea to assume that it exists. If the source code you're downloading is decently maintained, it should contain a README file, INSTALL file and/or both. Basically, if there's not documentation available online for the build, you'll need to investigate the directory you unpack you source code into. If there's no script or file named configure in there, it's impossible to run.