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but wait, i think i am just inputing the command wrong, so it doesnt know what to do... i think i have to makefile first then install.. but im quite lost. I am trying to install the PURE FTP server..
oh wait... hold on
did you check the INSTALL file that came with it? what version did you download?
from the install file:
The simplest way to compile this package is:
1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
`./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're
using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
`sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
Running `configure' takes awhile. While running, it prints some
messages telling which features it is checking for.
2. Type `make' to compile the package.
3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with
4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and
5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the
source code directory by typing `make clean'. To also remove the
files that `configure' created (so you can compile the package for
a different kind of computer), type `make distclean'. There is
also a `make maintainer-clean' target, but that is intended mainly
for the package's developers. If you use it, you may have to get
all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came
with the distribution.
also, were you looking for 'cd'? the 'change directory' command? type 'man cd' or 'man anyCommand' to see the manual page for that command.
ok i installed the package, boy do i feel smart, now finding where it installed too is another issue ill figure that out myself... one more questions, how do i give a normal user installation permissions? on redhat 9
yeah I got the cd command, thanks. =]
i cant find where it installed to...its not in sbin