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Old 08-08-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
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bash: ./configure: No such file or directory


i'm trying to install firefox. and when it comes to installing .tar.gz files... i'm lost. i'm still a newbie at linux, so any help is greatly appreciated. here is my terminal script.

[ethan@pigeonserver ethan]$ cd /home
[ethan@pigeonserver home]$ cd /home/ethan
[ethan@pigeonserver ethan]$ tar -zxvf firefox-1.0.6.installer.tar.gz
firefox-installer/
firefox-installer/xpi/
firefox-installer/xpi/adt.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/browser.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/en-US.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/help.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/talkback.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/xpcom.xpi
firefox-installer/config.ini
firefox-installer/header.png
firefox-installer/install.ini
firefox-installer/license.txt
firefox-installer/watermark.png
firefox-installer/firefox-installer
firefox-installer/firefox-installer-bin
[ethan@pigeonserver ethan]$ cd /home/ethan/firefox-installer
[ethan@pigeonserver firefox-installer]$ ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
[ethan@pigeonserver firefox-installer]$ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
[ethan@pigeonserver firefox-installer]$ su root
Password:
[root@pigeonserver firefox-installer]# ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory


thanks ahead of time!
 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:15 PM   #2
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/home/ethan/firefox-installer/firefox-installer-bin
 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:31 PM   #3
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thank you
 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:45 PM   #4
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configure is an executable file. If you look at the list of files that you untarred and unzipped, there is no configure file.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 09:58 PM   #5
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Just for general reference, not ALL software uses ./configure && make && make install. Especially binary packages
 
Old 04-22-2007, 07:25 AM   #6
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hi,

i am trying to install saga and it doesn`t use a configure file as well. so what am i supposed to do? here is my terminal script. any help would be great!

franzi@arschgsicht:~/gis$ unp saga_2.0_rc3_bin_linux.tar
saga_gtk/
saga_gtk/libsaga_api.so
saga_gtk/saga_cmd
saga_gtk/saga_gui
saga_gtk/modules/
saga_gtk/modules/geostatistics_grid.so
saga_gtk/modules/geostatistics_kriging.so
saga_gtk/modules/geostatistics_points.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_analysis.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_calculus.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_discretisation.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_filter.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_gridding.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_spline.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_tools.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_visualisation.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_esri_e00.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_gps.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_grid.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_grid_gdal.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_grid_image.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_shapes.so
saga_gtk/modules/lectures_introduction.so
saga_gtk/modules/pj_georeference.so
saga_gtk/modules/pj_geotrans.so
saga_gtk/modules/pj_proj4.so
saga_gtk/modules/recreations_fractals.so
saga_gtk/modules/recreations_games.so
saga_gtk/modules/shapes_grid.so
saga_gtk/modules/shapes_lines.so
saga_gtk/modules/shapes_points.so
saga_gtk/modules/shapes_polygons.so
saga_gtk/modules/shapes_tools.so
saga_gtk/modules/sim_cellular_automata.so
saga_gtk/modules/sim_ecosystems_hugget.so
saga_gtk/modules/sim_fire_spreading.so
saga_gtk/modules/sim_hydrology.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_channels.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_compound.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_hydrology.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_lighting.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_morphometry.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_preprocessor.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_profiles.so
saga_gtk/modules/table_calculus.so
saga_gtk/modules/table_tools.so
saga_gtk/modules/tin_tools.so
saga_gtk/saga_gui.cfg
saga_gtk/install.txt
franzi@arschgsicht:~/gis$ cd saga_gtk/
franzi@arschgsicht:~/gis/saga_gtk$ more install.txt

To run SAGA 2.0 you have to copy SAGA's API library
to a location, that is listed in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
environment variable. Copy the library into one of
the standard directories (e.g., /usr/lib) and run
ldconfig. If you can't or don't want to install the
library in a standard place (e.g., you don't have
the right to modify /usr/lib), then you might want
to add the library's location to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
environment variable:

$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/saga_2.0:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH



thanks!
 
Old 05-14-2008, 06:03 PM   #7
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Just for general reference, not ALL software uses ./configure && make && make install. Especially binary packages
What will it use, then?
 
Old 05-14-2008, 06:12 PM   #8
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What will it use, then?
it will use the pre-built binary file, as in the case of Firefox.

if theres no pre-built binary, you have to create the binary file from the source code, by doing './configure' then 'make'. then you do 'make install'.

sometimes theres only a make file (which may need editing), so you skip the './configure' step.

it depends which files are in the package, there should also in most cases be a README and an INSTALL file to try and help you work out how to build the program.

Last edited by kessler961; 05-14-2008 at 06:23 PM.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 06:24 PM   #9
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it will use the pre-built binary file, as in the case of Firefox.

if theres no pre-built binary, you have to create the binary file from the source code, by doing './configure' then 'make'. then you do 'make install'.

sometimes theres only a make file (which may need editing), so you skip the './configure' step.
I've got directories on my desktop that aren't making or make installing

I tried the ./configure first, and got the same message as above. The files in the folder are Makefile.PL, MANIFEST, RPPNG.pm, and test.pl

I have no clue how to get these installed on my machine.

Are these different than normal files? I've been searching high and low, and cannot find a straight-forward answer about these.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 06:32 PM   #10
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im a noob too smittles, but i think the program you are trying to build is a program written in the perl language. they build slightly differently to the conventional './configure, make, make install)

*i think* you have to type in 'Makefile.PL'

you also need the perl framework installed, but i think most distros come with this now, perl is pretty popular.

someone with more knowledge than I will be along soon

Last edited by kessler961; 05-14-2008 at 06:38 PM.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 06:34 PM   #11
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I think you run these commands with Makefile.PLs:

Code:
perl Makefile.PL
make
make install
Do the last as root, or put sudo in front of it for Kubuntu.

Last edited by brianL; 05-14-2008 at 06:36 PM.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 08:20 PM   #12
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Hey There,

From looking at your exploded tar, I'd say check the install.txt file. It should walk you through the process if it's written well enough

Best wishes,

Mike

Quote:
Originally Posted by boognish7 View Post
hi,

i am trying to install saga and it doesn`t use a configure file as well. so what am i supposed to do? here is my terminal script. any help would be great!

franzi@arschgsicht:~/gis$ unp saga_2.0_rc3_bin_linux.tar
saga_gtk/
saga_gtk/libsaga_api.so
saga_gtk/saga_cmd
saga_gtk/saga_gui
saga_gtk/modules/
saga_gtk/modules/geostatistics_grid.so
saga_gtk/modules/geostatistics_kriging.so
saga_gtk/modules/geostatistics_points.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_analysis.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_calculus.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_discretisation.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_filter.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_gridding.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_spline.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_tools.so
saga_gtk/modules/grid_visualisation.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_esri_e00.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_gps.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_grid.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_grid_gdal.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_grid_image.so
saga_gtk/modules/io_shapes.so
saga_gtk/modules/lectures_introduction.so
saga_gtk/modules/pj_georeference.so
saga_gtk/modules/pj_geotrans.so
saga_gtk/modules/pj_proj4.so
saga_gtk/modules/recreations_fractals.so
saga_gtk/modules/recreations_games.so
saga_gtk/modules/shapes_grid.so
saga_gtk/modules/shapes_lines.so
saga_gtk/modules/shapes_points.so
saga_gtk/modules/shapes_polygons.so
saga_gtk/modules/shapes_tools.so
saga_gtk/modules/sim_cellular_automata.so
saga_gtk/modules/sim_ecosystems_hugget.so
saga_gtk/modules/sim_fire_spreading.so
saga_gtk/modules/sim_hydrology.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_channels.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_compound.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_hydrology.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_lighting.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_morphometry.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_preprocessor.so
saga_gtk/modules/ta_profiles.so
saga_gtk/modules/table_calculus.so
saga_gtk/modules/table_tools.so
saga_gtk/modules/tin_tools.so
saga_gtk/saga_gui.cfg
saga_gtk/install.txt
franzi@arschgsicht:~/gis$ cd saga_gtk/
franzi@arschgsicht:~/gis/saga_gtk$ more install.txt

To run SAGA 2.0 you have to copy SAGA's API library
to a location, that is listed in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
environment variable. Copy the library into one of
the standard directories (e.g., /usr/lib) and run
ldconfig. If you can't or don't want to install the
library in a standard place (e.g., you don't have
the right to modify /usr/lib), then you might want
to add the library's location to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
environment variable:

$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/saga_2.0:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH



thanks!
 
Old 03-22-2009, 01:44 AM   #13
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hey can anyone help me out with this one....
i am trying to install firefox 3.0.7 and not able to proceed further.
i am new to linux.

vijitkarma@vijitkarma-pardus downloads $ sudo tar -jxvf firefox-3.0.7.tar.bz2
firefox/
firefox/application.ini
firefox/res/
firefox/res/table-remove-row-active.gif
firefox/res/table-remove-column-hover.gif
firefox/res/broken-image.gif
firefox/res/table-remove-row-hover.gif
firefox/res/arrow.gif
firefox/res/designmode.css
firefox/res/table-add-row-before.gif
firefox/res/table-add-row-after-hover.gif
firefox/res/table-remove-column-active.gif
firefox/res/table-add-column-after.gif
firefox/res/language.properties
firefox/res/entityTables/
firefox/res/entityTables/mathml20.properties
firefox/res/entityTables/html40Special.properties
firefox/res/entityTables/html40Latin1.properties
firefox/res/entityTables/transliterate.properties
firefox/res/entityTables/html40Symbols.properties
firefox/res/entityTables/htmlEntityVersions.properties
firefox/res/html/
firefox/res/html/folder.png
firefox/res/grabber.gif
firefox/res/table-add-column-after-hover.gif
firefox/res/table-remove-column.gif
firefox/res/table-add-column-before-active.gif
firefox/res/table-add-row-after.gif
firefox/res/hiddenWindow.html
firefox/res/ua.css
firefox/res/forms.css
firefox/res/table-add-column-before-hover.gif
firefox/res/contenteditable.css
firefox/res/dtd/
firefox/res/dtd/xhtml11.dtd
firefox/res/dtd/mathml.dtd
firefox/res/html.css
firefox/res/loading-image.gif
firefox/res/table-add-column-after-active.gif
firefox/res/unixcharset.properties
firefox/res/EditorOverride.css
firefox/res/viewsource.css
firefox/res/quirk.css
firefox/res/charsetData.properties
firefox/res/arrowd.gif
firefox/res/table-add-column-before.gif
firefox/res/svg.css
firefox/res/charsetalias.properties
firefox/res/langGroups.properties
firefox/res/table-add-row-after-active.gif
firefox/res/table-add-row-before-hover.gif
firefox/res/table-remove-row.gif
firefox/res/table-add-row-before-active.gif
firefox/res/mathml.css
firefox/res/fonts/
firefox/res/fonts/mathfont.properties
firefox/res/fonts/mathfontSTIXNonUnicode.properties
firefox/res/fonts/mathfontUnicode.properties
firefox/res/fonts/mathfontSTIXSize1.properties
firefox/res/fonts/mathfontStandardSymbolsL.properties
firefox/libssl3.so
firefox/libnspr4.so
firefox/crashreporter.ini
firefox/browserconfig.properties
firefox/libnssdbm3.so
firefox/updater
firefox/.autoreg
firefox/components/
firefox/components/nsHandlerService.js
firefox/components/nsUrlClassifierListManager.js
firefox/components/nsURLFormatter.js
firefox/components/nsSearchSuggestions.js
firefox/components/browser.xpt
firefox/components/FeedProcessor.js
firefox/components/nsSidebar.js
firefox/components/nsHelperAppDlg.js
firefox/components/libbrowserdirprovider.so
firefox/components/storage-Legacy.js
firefox/components/nsExtensionManager.js
firefox/components/aboutRobots.js
firefox/components/FeedConverter.js
firefox/components/nsSearchService.js
firefox/components/nsProxyAutoConfig.js
firefox/components/nsLoginInfo.js
firefox/components/nsBlocklistService.js
firefox/components/nsWebHandlerApp.js
firefox/components/nsFilePicker.js
firefox/components/nsBadCertHandler.js
firefox/components/libimgicon.so
firefox/components/nsSessionStore.js
firefox/components/libdbusservice.so
firefox/components/libmozgnome.so
firefox/components/nsContentDispatchChooser.js
firefox/components/nsBrowserContentHandler.js
firefox/components/nsLivemarkService.js
firefox/components/nsTryToClose.js
firefox/components/jsconsole-clhandler.js
firefox/components/nsTaggingService.js
firefox/components/nsSetDefaultBrowser.js
firefox/components/nsBrowserGlue.js
firefox/components/nsPlacesTransactionsService.js
firefox/components/nsDownloadManagerUI.js
firefox/components/libbrowsercomps.so
firefox/components/nsSafebrowsingApplication.js
firefox/components/nsUpdateService.js
firefox/components/WebContentConverter.js
firefox/components/aboutRights.js
firefox/components/nsContentPrefService.js
firefox/components/nsUrlClassifierLib.js
firefox/components/nsSessionStartup.js
firefox/components/fuelApplication.js
firefox/components/nsMicrosummaryService.js
firefox/components/nsLoginManager.js
firefox/components/txEXSLTRegExFunctions.js
firefox/components/FeedWriter.js
firefox/components/libnkgnomevfs.so
firefox/components/nsLoginManagerPrompter.js
firefox/components/nsAddonRepository.js
firefox/components/pluginGlue.js
firefox/components/nsDefaultCLH.js
firefox/updater.ini
firefox/mozilla-xremote-client
firefox/extensions/
firefox/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}/
firefox/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}/install.rdf
firefox/removed-files
firefox/libsoftokn3.so
firefox/crashreporter
firefox/libmozjs.so
firefox/libsmime3.so
firefox/libxul.so
firefox/old-homepage-default.properties
firefox/run-mozilla.sh
firefox/searchplugins/
firefox/searchplugins/creativecommons.xml
firefox/searchplugins/eBay.xml
firefox/searchplugins/yahoo.xml
firefox/searchplugins/google.xml
firefox/searchplugins/answers.xml
firefox/searchplugins/wikipedia.xml
firefox/searchplugins/amazondotcom.xml
firefox/greprefs/
firefox/greprefs/xpinstall.js
firefox/greprefs/all.js
firefox/greprefs/security-prefs.js
firefox/modules/
firefox/modules/DownloadUtils.jsm
firefox/modules/Microformats.js
firefox/modules/ISO8601DateUtils.jsm
firefox/modules/PluralForm.jsm
firefox/modules/JSON.jsm
firefox/modules/distribution.js
firefox/modules/debug.js
firefox/modules/XPCOMUtils.jsm
firefox/modules/utils.js
firefox/firefox-bin
firefox/Throbber-small.gif
firefox/libnss3.so
firefox/libsqlite3.so
firefox/libfreebl3.so
firefox/firefox
firefox/libsoftokn3.chk
firefox/libfreebl3.chk
firefox/blocklist.xml
firefox/icons/
firefox/icons/mozicon50.xpm
firefox/icons/mozicon128.png
firefox/icons/document.png
firefox/icons/mozicon16.xpm
firefox/libxpcom.so
firefox/libplds4.so
firefox/README.txt
firefox/plugins/
firefox/plugins/libnullplugin.so
firefox/defaults/
firefox/defaults/autoconfig/
firefox/defaults/autoconfig/platform.js
firefox/defaults/autoconfig/prefcalls.js
firefox/defaults/profile/
firefox/defaults/profile/bookmarks.html
firefox/defaults/profile/mimeTypes.rdf
firefox/defaults/profile/prefs.js
firefox/defaults/profile/localstore.rdf
firefox/defaults/profile/chrome/
firefox/defaults/profile/chrome/userChrome-example.css
firefox/defaults/profile/chrome/userContent-example.css
firefox/defaults/pref/
firefox/defaults/pref/reporter.js
firefox/defaults/pref/firefox-l10n.js
firefox/defaults/pref/firefox-branding.js
firefox/defaults/pref/firefox.js
firefox/defaults/pref/channel-prefs.js
firefox/libplc4.so
firefox/libnssutil3.so
firefox/dictionaries/
firefox/dictionaries/en-US.aff
firefox/dictionaries/en-US.dic
firefox/libjemalloc.so
firefox/platform.ini
firefox/libnssckbi.so
firefox/crashreporter-override.ini
firefox/chrome/
firefox/chrome/en-US.jar
firefox/chrome/browser.manifest
firefox/chrome/reporter.manifest
firefox/chrome/pippki.jar
firefox/chrome/classic.jar
firefox/chrome/comm.jar
firefox/chrome/toolkit.manifest
firefox/chrome/reporter.jar
firefox/chrome/classic.manifest
firefox/chrome/en-US.manifest
firefox/chrome/icons/
firefox/chrome/icons/default/
firefox/chrome/icons/default/default32.png
firefox/chrome/icons/default/default16.png
firefox/chrome/icons/default/default48.png
firefox/chrome/pippki.manifest
firefox/chrome/browser.jar
firefox/chrome/comm.manifest
firefox/chrome/toolkit.jar
vijitkarma@vijitkarma-pardus downloads $ cd firefox
vijitkarma@vijitkarma-pardus firefox $ su
Password:
vijitkarma-pardus firefox # ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
 
Old 03-22-2009, 02:08 AM   #14
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ragingcheetah i take it you did not read the firefox 3 install instructions please do so
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Installing+Firefox
after clicking on links you get to here
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/...refox+on+Linux

also what nix distro are you running it is probably in there repos

Last edited by John VV; 03-22-2009 at 02:10 AM.
 
Old 03-22-2009, 07:28 AM   #15
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Thanks, John.
however, on referrring the sites mentioned by you, i got the following messages. please let me know what to do with it. thanks, in advance.
vijitkarma-pardus firefox # ~/firefox/firefox
bash: /root/firefox/firefox: No such file or directory
vijitkarma-pardus firefox # ~/firefox
bash: /root/firefox: No such file or directory
vijitkarma-pardus firefox # exit
exit
vijitkarma@vijitkarma-pardus ~ $ sudo ~/firefox/firefox
Password:
sudo: /home/vijitkarma/firefox/firefox: command not found
vijitkarma@vijitkarma-pardus ~ $ ~/firefox/firefox
bash: /home/vijitkarma/firefox/firefox: No such file or directory
vijitkarma@vijitkarma-pardus ~ $
 
  


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