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Old 04-23-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
glenn69
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Question What exactly does ./configure do?


When installing from source code, normally I type ./configure

what exactly does that do, and where is the command?

is . the command or is ./ or does that refer to a directory in which configure file is in?

just trying to understand what I'm doin.

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Old 04-23-2004, 10:42 PM   #2
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In most cases it checks for dependencies and installed components to create the makefile used in the next step.

./ is used if the directory the command your executing in is not in your current path, etc.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 02:24 AM   #3
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Oh and in case "not in your current path" is hard to understand that refers to whether or not the executable file is in one of the directories that your system automagically looks through for (surprise) executable files. Type set at the command line and look for PATH.
 
  


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