LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-12-2004, 02:54 PM   #1
rafc
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 87

Rep: Reputation: 15
./configure: no such file?


Hi, I tried to install a tar.gz package and after tarring and cd into the directory the ./configure command returns me that error. Did I miss something from the linuxanswers guide or did something wrong?
 
Old 05-12-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
bruno buys
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Rio
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,509

Rep: Reputation: 46
did you check to see if there is a configure file inside the dir? When you type ./configure you run that script, so it must be there.
Read the readme or install file.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 03:23 PM   #3
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
As a rule of thumb you SHOULDN'T run an
arbitrary command in a directory without having
checked that there's relevant DOCUMENTATION
in that directory... ;)

Quote:
I got that brand-new car from daddy,
so I filled it up with 96 fuel ...
...but it unfortunately was a diesel. :}



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 05-12-2004, 03:48 PM   #4
rafc
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 87

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hey guys, I've read the readme but there wasn't anything about it. The only relevant file in the directory is a Makefile, which I, uh, arbitrarily ran but that also just produced errors. So there seems to be nothing left in it to work with. :/
 
Old 05-12-2004, 03:59 PM   #5
vasudevadas
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Bedford, UK
Distribution: Slackware 11.0, LFS 6.1
Posts: 519

Rep: Reputation: 30
try

Code:
make
first of all and see if that does anything...
 
Old 05-12-2004, 07:34 PM   #6
bruno buys
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Rio
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,509

Rep: Reputation: 46
So, do a
ls -lR
Inside the dir and post here the output, so we can try and guess what's in it.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 07:43 PM   #7
peacebwitchu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 185

Rep: Reputation: 30
Which program are you trying to compile? I'm sure someone on this forum has installed it before.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:11 PM   #8
rafc
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 87

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
It's the vpnc package. Though I probably don't need it installed anymore. I've tried the 'make' and that too gives errors. So not that it needs to be installed but I'm curious as to what to do in such occasions.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 09:36 PM   #9
peacebwitchu
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 185

Rep: Reputation: 30
vpnc is fairly new and fairly undocumented here is a link that might help.
http://nic.phys.ethz.ch/readme/96

make should work I think maybe you need the additional libraries.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 01:01 AM   #10
jschiwal
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Fargo, ND
Distribution: SuSE AMD64
Posts: 15,733

Rep: Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671
Looking at the Makefile, you need the libcrypto library installed.

I downloaded the vpnc-0.1.tar.gz file. It compiled for me simply using make.

There are only 2 C files and two header files in the project, so they used a simple Makefile.




Last edited by jschiwal; 05-13-2004 at 01:05 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No configure file. D3javu Linux - Software 1 05-31-2005 10:16 AM
no ./configure file simpletoker Slackware 14 06-13-2004 10:24 AM
./configure - no such file.... tuka Linux - Newbie 5 09-04-2003 09:06 PM
no ./configure file Dark Elf Linux - Newbie 9 10-30-2002 08:06 PM
Missing configure file J_Szucs Linux - Newbie 3 08-07-2002 11:36 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration