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aanthonyz 09-16-2009 05:01 PM

./configure missing and cant use make or make install
 
I just started using Knoppix 6 yesturday after I deleted windows and everything and installed it on my hard drive. Thinking it was going to be easy I downloaded Adobe Acrobat Reader and KDE and tried to install it but after I extract it I try to do the ./configure didnt work, then make still nothing finally make install and again failure. I am stumped ohh and to save people time I have been running all of these command using "su".

repo 09-16-2009 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by aanthonyz (Post 3685949)
I try to do the ./configure didnt work, then make still nothing finally make install and again failure. .

Did you recieved error messages?
If yes, copy them to the board

aanthonyz 09-16-2009 05:06 PM

For ./configure I get "No such file or directory", for make and make install I get "command not found"

lutusp 09-16-2009 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aanthonyz (Post 3685956)
For ./configure I get "No such file or directory", for make and make install I get "command not found"

You don't provide many specifics, but if this is a relatively new source package, try this:

$ cmake && make && sudo make install

Quote:

for make and make install I get "command not found"
Oops. It's possible you don't have a compiler installed. Try:

Code:

# yum install gcc-c++
-- or --

Code:

# apt-get gcc-c++
Depending on your distribution.

Then try the command sequence shown above.

repo 09-16-2009 05:30 PM

What file did you download?
Did you read the readme files?
AFAIK it is a bin file
as root
Code:

chmod +x file_you_downloaded.bin
./file_you_downloaded.bin


aanthonyz 09-16-2009 05:38 PM

sorry im like the biggest noob out there...All I know is that I tried downloading Adobe Acrobat Reader for linux

repo 09-16-2009 05:41 PM

What file did you download?

GrapefruiTgirl 09-16-2009 05:41 PM

Probably it'd be good at this point to give us the link to the thing you downloaded. Maybe if someone can have a look at the package, they can suggest what you need to do with it. :)

Sasha

aanthonyz 09-16-2009 05:55 PM

This is the link
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...&platform=unix

I downloaded the one that says "Adobe Reader 8.1.5 Linux Update - English"

I tried what you guys said before and still nothing

aanthonyz 09-16-2009 06:00 PM

Ive been looking on websites on how to install programs on linux and Ive found this

Quote:

HOW TO INSTALL :

1. Start Bash (The Shell) and navigate your way to your installation file’s folder. Then type: ( Here pkg is the name of the package)

"tar xvzf pkg.tar.gz" ( If File Is a GZ) "tar xvjf pkg.tar.bz2" ( If Files is a BZ)

After this command a New Folder Would Be Created in the Same Location with the Package Name.


2.Next Move Into The Newly Created Folder.

Use "ls" command to look for the folder Then Type “cd pkg"(Enter) ( Here pkg is the Name of the Newly Created Folder )


3. Next Go Into Super User Mode. Super User Mode in Linux is Like Having temparary Admin Priviledges just to install programs and perform other complex tasks.

Type "su" (Enter)
Then Type in Your ROOT password when prompted


4. Now We’ll Install The App.

Type "./configure" (Enter)

Type "make" (Enter) Then "make install" (Enter)

Then "make clean" (Enter)

Then "exit" (Enter)
The part that im stuck in is part 4

repo 09-16-2009 06:00 PM

TRy this link
http://get.adobe.com/reader/

repo 09-16-2009 06:02 PM

Quote:

The part that im stuck in is part 4
It depends on the file you downloaded

aanthonyz 09-16-2009 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aanthonyz (Post 3685956)
For ./configure I get "No such file or directory", for make and make install I get "command not found"

This is what I posted already

repo 09-16-2009 06:08 PM

Could you post he name of the file you downloaded?
Did you read the readme files?

aanthonyz 09-16-2009 06:15 PM

The files are:
Common.tar
ILINXR.tar
INSTALL
Readme.htm

I've read the Readme but the problem is I dont understand it one bit
Quote:

Installation instructions

You can use any of the following methods to install and uninstall Adobe Reader 8.1.3 software for Linux and UNIX. You must be logged on as the root user (superuser, administrator) to install the software using the RPM or DEB package.

By default, if you install using the RPM or DEB package on Linux, Adobe Reader is installed at /opt/Adobe/Reader8. You can, however, specify a different location.
To install Adobe Reader 8.1.3 using an RPM installer in the GNOME environment

1. Open the RPM package by double clicking on it.

2. When prompted, enter the root password for your system, and click OK.

3. Click Continue in the Complete System Preparation dialog box.
To install Adobe Reader 8.1.3 using an RPM installer in the KDE environment

1. Open the RPM package.

2. Click Install Package With YaST.

3. When prompted, enter the root password for your system, and click OK.
To install Adobe Reader 8.1.3 using the command line

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Change directory (using the cd command) to the directory that contains the RPM package.

3. Run the following command as an administrator or root:
rpm -i AdobeReader_enu-8.1.3-1.i486.rpm
To install adobe Reader 8.1.3 using a tarball installer

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Change directory (using the cd command) to the directory that contains the tarball archive.

3. Run one of the following commands.

* On Linux:

tar -zxvf AdobeReader_enu-8.1.3-1.i486.tar.gz (for gzip installer)
tar -jxvf AdobeReader_enu-8.1.3-1.i486.tar.bz2 (for bzip2 installer)

* On Solaris:

gunzip AdobeReader_enu-8.1.3-1.sparc.tar.gz OR bunzip2 AdobeReader_enu-8.1.3-1.sparc.tar.bz2
tar -xvf AdobeReader_enu-8.1.3-1.sparc.tar

By default, on Linux, Adobe Reader is installed in /opt/Adobe. You can however, specify a different location by using the following command-line option: --install_path= <adobe_install_dir>

4. In the newly created AdobeReader directory, run the INSTALL script.

5. Add <adobe_install_dir> /Adobe/Reader8/bin to the PATH environment variable to allow browsers to launch Adobe Reader, where <adobe_install_dir> is the installation directory of Adobe Reader 8.1.3.
I fail at Linux I dont even know how to use the internet in linux im asking for help from my brothers computer


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