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Old 10-31-2004, 03:27 PM   #1
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Question bash: ./configure: No such file or directory


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When I try the steps to compile from source, bash says it can't find the "configure" program.

bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

Logging in temporarily as root with the su command makes no difference.

Help! Thanks!
 
Old 10-31-2004, 03:28 PM   #2
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you won't have changed into the directory to which you have untarred the source.

tar zxvf blah.tar.gz
cd blah
./configure
make
make install
 
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After cd'ing into the source directory, do a listing to make sure there is a ./configure. On simpler tarballs, there will be simply a Makefile.

If there isn't a configure file, but there is a config.in or configure.in, then use the 'autoconf' program to create the configure script. I've run into this twice, so it is rare for the packager not to have done it already. You may need to su to root to access the autoconf command. This is also a way to regenerate the configure script if you accidentally deleted it.
 
  


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