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Old 05-15-2007, 09:02 AM   #1
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package source configure error


I've downloaded some source files from sourceforge and the instructions are simple, to run ./configure and then make install.

First command falls over:

Code:
$ ./configure
bash: ./configure: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied
What does the above mean and how do I fix it please?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 11:43 AM   #2
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What distribution are you using? And did you do make install with SU ?
 
Old 05-15-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
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Make sure you've installed the build-essential package.
 
Old 05-16-2007, 03:46 AM   #4
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Distro=Kubuntu Fiesty

I've tried doing this with "sudo ./configure" and logging in as root and also tried "su " to root.

Nothing works.

What is build-essential package? According to apt-manager and synaptic, it is installed anyway.

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Old 05-16-2007, 05:29 AM   #5
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Do you have execution rights on the disk you're trying to compile it on? Why not try:

sudo cp yourdir /yourdir

And then do:

sudo ./configure

This i've seen somewhere:


Code:
This usually means that you are compiling your package in a partition which does not allow the execution of code. Normally, this occurs on user-mounted systems, where the following options are de facto:

/dev/hda-foo on /directory/foo type ext3 (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)

To fix this problem, you can either:

- unmount the partition, and re-mount it with the proper options,
- or move the binary/package to another partition that has exec rights
To check this do:

cat /boot/grub/grub.conf

or when using lilo:

cat /etc/lilo.conf

and check for the corresponding harddisk.
 
Old 05-16-2007, 05:33 AM   #6
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you should only really need super user privileges for the make install step

Can you try with another package? Is configure executable?

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Old 05-16-2007, 10:03 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by puntjuh
Do you have execution rights on the disk you're trying to compile it on? Why not try:

sudo cp yourdir /yourdir

And then do:

sudo ./configure

This i've seen somewhere:


Code:
This usually means that you are compiling your package in a partition which does not allow the execution of code. Normally, this occurs on user-mounted systems, where the following options are de facto:

/dev/hda-foo on /directory/foo type ext3 (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)

To fix this problem, you can either:

- unmount the partition, and re-mount it with the proper options,
- or move the binary/package to another partition that has exec rights
To check this do:

cat /boot/grub/grub.conf

or when using lilo:

cat /etc/lilo.conf

and check for the corresponding harddisk.

WOW! Nice 1 buddy. This has fixed it!!!
 
  


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