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Old 04-26-2003, 04:21 AM   #1
pedrog321
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help configuring package


i downloaded some themes for my windows manager and i extracted the files to a new directory. i was reading through "linux administration, a beginners guide, 2nd ed." where it mentioned that i would have to configure the package with the ./configure command after it was unpackaged so that it creates a makefile which will then be used to install it on the system. but when i use the ./configure command i get a message at the prompt no such command. can someone give me some feedback please.
 
Old 04-26-2003, 04:30 AM   #2
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you need to be in the directory with the files you extracted.
 
Old 04-26-2003, 07:11 AM   #3
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help configuring package

i was in the same directory, and i received the same message. because we are talking about a desktop theme here the only contents of the package were two files- a .jpg image and a file with the specs for the image. no readme or documents. i am not sure if that makes a difference or not. any other suggestions. is ./configure the correct command? because i could not find it anywhere in the man pages.
 
Old 04-26-2003, 07:18 AM   #4
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what window manager are we talking about here?

From what you describe it looks like you can use this theme 'as is', i.e no need to compile (which goes for a lot of themes btw).

So I'd try copying it to your window manager theme directory. Then you should be able to select in the theme manager.

HC
 
Old 04-26-2003, 07:45 AM   #5
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yea, the configure command isn't appropriate here.
your have downloaded a few files that you are supposed
to put in a directory with your other themes for that
window manager. now you have to figure out where
that is supposed to be.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 03:21 AM   #6
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theme manager directory? located where?

i am using red hat 7.1, and i have them downloaded to directories located in the /usr/local/src/their respective directory. i will try to locate the theme manager directory. just in case i dont find it, can anyone give me more or less a hint? thanks
 
  


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