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Old 08-02-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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./configure returns "no such dir or file"


I'm using Suse 9.1 on and Acer notebook, I've check all the C programming packages in Yast and they are all check, but every time I type

./configure

in the dir of the extracted file I get

no such file or directory

Is their something i'm doing wrong, its driving me crazy.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 01:54 PM   #2
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are you sure there is a file named "configure" in the directory??
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:01 PM   #3
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no, their isn't. Just the files that were extracted from the file(wireless_tools.26.tar.gz)

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Old 08-02-2004, 02:09 PM   #4
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no, their isn't. Just the files that were extracted from the file(wireless_tools.26.tar.gz)
that's why you're getting the error... you can't execute a file that doesn't exist...

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Old 08-02-2004, 02:13 PM   #5
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So the configure file has to be part of the extracted file, so what if it doesn't have it, i'm mean this is a pretty popular file i'm trying to use, how are others using it,
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:17 PM   #6
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send me a link and i'll take a look...
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:22 PM   #7
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Smile

http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp...ools.26.tar.gz

Thanks for the help
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:31 PM   #8
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did you read the included INSTALL file??

=)

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In theory, a "make" should suffice to create the tools.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:37 PM   #9
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I'm a complete newbie, not exactly sure what that means, i don't see a "make" file in the extracted files, just "makefile" and is there any parameters i need to include
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:45 PM   #10
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there doesn't need to be a file called "make"... you have the "make" program in your system...

the file "makefile" is used by the make program...

"make" will build everything without needing special parameters...

i just compiled the source code we're talking about with no problems...

for more info on make, do a man make


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Old 08-02-2004, 02:49 PM   #11
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So, typing "make" from within the exctracted dir while logged on as root should compile the program.
Thanks I'm at work right now so I don't have access to Linux, I'll give it a try when I get home.
Thanks again.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 03:00 PM   #12
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So, typing "make" from within the exctracted dir while logged on as root should compile the program.
you don't need to be root to compile it... only to install it...

=)
 
Old 08-02-2004, 03:12 PM   #13
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by the way, according to the INSTALL file, in this case it's better if you just simply copy the binaries to /usr/sbin by hand, instead of doing your usual "make install" (as root) after the "make"...

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I advise to copy the executable (iwconfig, iwspy and iwpriv)
in /usr/local/sbin or /usr/sbin. The man pages (iwconfig.8, iwspy.8
and iwpriv.8) should be copied in /usr/local/man/man8 or
/usr/man/man8.
 
  


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