LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
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 04-06-2005, 04:43 PM   #1
abridge
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Distribution: Suse 9.2 Pro
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
./configure: No such file or directory


I'm trying to install Acrobat Reader 7.0 from source. After extracting the files (I think) I type ./configure. Then I get an error that tells me bash: ./configure: No such file or directory. I understand this is a command but I seem to be following the instructions for compiling from source that is provided on this website.

I'v always had a terrible time with tar.

Thanks
 
Old 04-06-2005, 04:46 PM   #2
__J
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Slackware, ROCK
Posts: 1,973

Rep: Reputation: 46
configure is a script that comes with source tarballs ( it's not a command on your system, rather it is an executable script inside the source directory, which is why the ./ is in front of configure).

Note that some packages do not use configure, and ./configure, make, make install is not universal. look for a README or INSTALL file inside your directory for instructions on what to do.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 07:45 PM   #3
abridge
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Distribution: Suse 9.2 Pro
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
So, if the instructions in the readme file say "run the install script to install" . I'm guessing I would
use "./INSTALL" since the file named INSTALL is just a long script. On the other hand I may be way off.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 10:59 PM   #4
masand
Guru
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Solaris,CentOS
Posts: 5,522

Rep: Reputation: 58
i think there might be script such as

install-sh

run that
INSTALL file generally is for instaructions for how to install
u should have aloook at that also

regards
 
Old 04-06-2005, 11:17 PM   #5
roy.hu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: chengdu in china
Distribution: redhat enterprise 3.0
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
On the other hand, i may be way off,what's the meaning of the phrase "be way off"?
 
Old 04-07-2005, 12:52 PM   #6
abridge
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Distribution: Suse 9.2 Pro
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
"be way off" could usually means very wrong or not even close to being right.
Where are you from?
 
  


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
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory zaphanol Linux - Software 17 02-09-2010 10:24 AM
how to configure updatedb.conf file for NFS sub-directory ursidious Linux - Newbie 1 04-05-2005 06:00 PM
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory penguin_powered Mandriva 2 10-31-2004 07:06 PM
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory gousers Linux - Software 6 09-01-2004 11:40 AM
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory beerwulf Linux - Newbie 4 08-22-2004 04:50 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 PM.

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
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration