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I've used a few different versions of linux, and I've been installing my first few programs onto Mandrake 10.1. RPM's are pretty easy to use, and I've installed Python 2.4 using (./configure, make, make install). But what about the source files for programs that don't include a configure file or make file??
I read the article and it only covers what I already know. With the source I downloaded there is no configure or make file....How can I compile and install a program who's source doesn't include those??
What is it exactly that you download? What kind of file is it in? You may need to use gcc to compile it if it is a C or C++ file. Other than that I can't help you right now, for I am also a relative newbie to all this
Also, is there a Readme file that may tell you how to compile? Or from the website you got it from? You might also try googling something like "How to install (insert app name here)"
Hmmm, well I have written C/C++ stuff using gcc before, so that won't be a problem if I have to use that...but they aren't .c or .cpp files
I was trying to install bittorrent. I downloaded the source for it and extracted it. And there was no directions on how to compile or install from the source. And like I said there were no configure or make files like what were included with the python source...
So I'm lost
Last edited by punkrawker82; 01-16-2005 at 02:11 PM.
You don't run it as though it were a program. The way it works it that you following a link on a webpage and it will end it a .torrent extension instead of .html or whatever. Then what happens is that Linux should open up the .torrent file with Bittorrent, with no interaction from you.
i don't know what kind of source you download, but if there's no make file or some sort of script to compile it, there should be some readme file included with what u downloaded. either that or you'll find some word about it on location where you r downloading from.
otherwise use compiler for language in which the file was written, but question is do you really want to install something like that
i'm a newbie, and this is only me thinking aloud ...
BitTorrent is a very well known, reputable program and I got the source for it straight off their site. No, they didn't have a readme included with the source, and I have searched their site many times for instructions pretaining to their source. I couldn't find anything...
To integrate the client with your web browser, it will be necessary to associate files of type "application/x-bittorrent" with the BitTorrent client. You will need to add a line such as the following to your /etc/mailcap file:
application/x-bittorrent; /usr/local/bin/btdownloadgui.py --responsefile %s; test=test -n "$DISPLAY"
That came from the second link I posted above about how to install. That may solve your problem. If not, I can't realy help you any further. Sorry.