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Old 10-07-2003, 07:12 PM   #1
Tyir
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How to install from source?


Hi, I have another question

I was following the directions to install from a .tar.gz file here
http://www.justlinux.com/nhf/Softwar..._Software.html
which was basically this

1. tar xvzf foo.tar.gz
2. cd foo
3. ./configure
4. make
5. make install

so i tar xvzf 'the file.tar.gz' (it was firebird if that matters any)
then moved into the newly created folder

but when i inputted
./configure
I just get :

[root@localhost MozillaFirebird]# ./configure
-bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

Who won't it run the configure script

Thanks!
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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maybe there isnt a ./configure in it, read text files in the directory for example something that says Install or Readme and follow the instructions.....why do u wanna install from source?..just find rpm and install it..
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:25 PM   #3
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Oh, well, I couldn't find the .rpm on either

ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/freshrpms/redhat/9

ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/redhat/9/en/os/i386/RedHat/RPMS

Nor on the main website...I figured there just wasn't one
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:27 PM   #4
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If it's Mozilla Firebird, most likely you downloaded the already-compiled version. Just try running ./MozillaFirebird as a user and see what happens.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:38 PM   #5
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Woah....


it just..."opened'..

Did i not need to

tar xvzf foo.tar.gz

and can i delete the new folder?
(the MozillaFirebird one)
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:42 PM   #6
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Well, i did a bit of testing and I needed it it seems....
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:47 PM   #7
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Ok, well this is on Firebird, so obviously its working...

Was the reason why ./configure didn't work is because Mozilla had already dont all that stuff for Firebird?
 
Old 10-07-2003, 09:15 PM   #8
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Yeah, usually Firebird comes precompiled since it's a beast and takes a long time even on fast machines.
 
  


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