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Old 11-03-2004, 08:08 PM   #1
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./configure not working


First:

tar xvzf foo.tar.gz

Then:

cf foo

Then:

./configure

But ./configure gives me a bash error. What do I do?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 08:23 PM   #2
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First question: what error does bash give you?
Second question: did you look into the tar.gz (use ark or karchiver) to see if there is a configure script? Not all tarballs have them.
There should be a README or INSTALL text file you should read to get the installation instructions.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 08:55 PM   #3
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bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

And I did not find a README or INSTALL text file in the extracted folder.

So what do I do now?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 10:17 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Cyberian
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
Sounds like you are not in the directory foo. The change directory command is prolly cd not cf.

Last edited by Netizen; 11-03-2004 at 10:18 PM.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 10:23 PM   #5
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Or the program, or whatever it is, probably only needs a make, or maybe it's already compiled. (like firefox) Plz reply back with the info on whats inside of the folder. It's not hard. You dont even need to use the command to untarball it, just double click on it in a file browser, then reply back with whatever is in the file. Then we will see if it is even a compilable program.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 04:28 PM   #6
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The extracted folder is called firefox-installer and inside contains:

xpi (folder)
config.ini
firefox-installer
firefox-installer-bin
header.xpm
install.ini
license.txt
watermark.xpm
 
Old 11-04-2004, 04:35 PM   #7
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Ok, no probem now ;-)
Just type:
./firefox-installer (if you are in console)
or click on it (in X).

Installation will begin instantly :-)

Note: You need to type ./firefox-installer after You CD in that directory.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 05:53 PM   #8
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I believe it installed. Thanks.

But cannot find the shortcut anywhere in the menu.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 07:02 PM   #9
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It's becouse You have installed it not from some mandrake package...
You can run it from directory where You installed it, so if the directory is for example /home/firefox, try tu run (in console)
/home/firefox/firefox

Enjoy.
 
  


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