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Hello. I have combed through the local forums as well as the other sites, but no one really asked of my question exactly, which is...
I wish to install a screensaver. I downloaded, unzipped, and extracted the file. I did not see a ./config. I read that if running ./config was unsuccessful, then using the command 'make' is moot. Still, I ran it anyway, which returned, 'make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/local/qt/mkspecs/default/qmake.conf', needed by `Makefile'. Stop.'
Now I am headlong into this chasm...
I wish I possessed a detailed reference for Linux--I am using Kubuntu 5.10, byt the way--so I would not have to search all over the web for what I need to learn, piece by aching piece.
The file is configure, not config -- there is a difference! Also, there's no standardized way to build software from source in Linux. The GNU autoconf/automake system (which uses the configure script) is but one way of doing things. There should be a README or INSTALL file in the directory that explains how to install it. You should read it. You may need to install extra development libraries and tools to make it work.
The README file should give you full instructions. From the look of it, then running make straight off should probably work (the Makefile is already there). The error you got when you tried that looks like its to do with missing libraries. I think going by that message, you'll need the Qt development libraries, which are probably found in the package 'libqt3-mt-dev' (or something with a similar name).
Em if the congure script aint there it mite of been corrupt wen u unpacked it or dl'd it. i had that prob before with some apps. try re dl'n it. then look for the configure scrpit there and the bash configure
or i think it is just the sudo command in ubuntu?
and then make
hope that mite spread some fresh light but you might of tried it alrady??