So far so good in the warm Linux waters except that I am having a nightmare with software installation. Specifically, I'm trying to install P2P software from the following location: http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/mldonkey/
as recommended by Teval on this forum (cheers for the tip!)
I have a 633 Celeron running Mandrake 9 (or 9.1) and downloaded file mldonkey-2.5-4.static.i586-Linux.tar.bz2
Following advice given elsewhere on the forum, I was hoping to install the P2P software using the following commands:
tar -xvf mldonkey-2.5-4.static.i586-Linux.tar.bz2
su -c "make install"
All goes well until I get to ./configure - I get a new directory full of various files that relate to mldonkey but when I type ./configure, I get error "bash: ./configure: No such file or directory". Thinking I was typing ./configure incorrectly, I tried the following:
. /configure result="bash: /configure: No such file or directory";
./ configure result="bash: ./: is a directory";
. / configure result="bash: .: /: is a directory".
If I try to skip this step and just type "make", I get error "make: ***No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop."
No doubt this is a groanworthy question but I'd really appreciate any advice you guys could give.