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Old 10-22-2004, 06:53 PM   #1
Soup Guy
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Question Installing window decorations


I have tried many times to download and install window decorations. Everytime I get one i get this in the "how to install" part:

- Step 1
$ ./configure
OR: $ ./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
- Step 2
$ make
- Step 3 (as root)
# make install

I know i have to use the terminal to do this but I can't figure out what it means. Can someone please tell me what the hell it means and how to do it. Any help will be much appreciated.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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1) Sign in as root:
su root
(then type password, press enter)
2) Type:
./configure && make && make install

Explanation:
The configure bash script creates a Makefile fine-tuned to your system configuration. The make utility then reads in that Makefile and executes the (installation) instructions in it. "install" refers to a particular set of rules within that Makefile.

Regards,

Samsara

Last edited by Samsara; 10-22-2004 at 07:02 PM.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 12:16 AM   #3
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thanks, Samsara.

Im still blanking on the "prefix" (or "&&" as you put it).
 
  


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