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Old 09-10-2001, 11:00 AM   #1
ottolinux
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Unhappy Frustrated compilations


I need help. I am just starting my way with Linux. I installed Mandrake on a test machine. I liked the ease of installing packages and removing them. But When it comes to compile from a source that I download from the Internet fo ex. I cannot make it work following the instruction to use configure and make. A messahe saying that that folder or file doen not exist always appears in the shell. What am I doing wrong? I have make sure I am inside the directory with the makefile or configure file but it doesnot work. Am I missing something? Please help me ....
 
Old 09-10-2001, 03:41 PM   #2
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it depends on what packages it is you're trying to install. on some development packages, the configure script isn't included... it needs to be built by a script usually named "autogen.sh".

however, it's not always the same for every package. it would help if we knew what program it is you're trying to compile and install.
 
Old 09-10-2001, 04:08 PM   #3
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Unhappy makefile

I can see that this package has a Config-linux.mk file that I gues is the configuration file for linux, because it also have other configuration files for solaris, etc.. I also see that in side another folder there is a makefile file. The package I want to install is an ODBC manager that I understand is needed if I want Coldfusion to talk to a Mysql database. I have colfuson for Linux running but I cannot make it connect with a mysql database. Mysql is running and I can access and administer it well with other gui programs like a PHP3 interface thru the browser.
 
Old 09-10-2001, 07:17 PM   #4
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most of those files are files that the build scripts will use to create the actual makefile. are there any install instructions in either a README or an INSTALL file?

9 times out of ten, you need to run
./configure
make
make install

-but sometimes there are more complicated steps needed. if you don't have either a configure or an autogen.sh script, then let me know exactly what package you're trying to install, and where you downloaded it from. i'll take a look at it and see if i can give you any better help with it.
 
  


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