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Old 04-21-2005, 09:19 AM   #1
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./configure command

Need to show my ignorance!! I have been following a set of instructions for installing an HP driver; it utilizes "./configure". I am having trouble getting through the process (it hangs with an error message about no support for net-snmp) and I have been looking some things up. My question is whether "./configure" is a true command or not?!?!? Keep getting "not valid command" or something similar when I type "man ./configure" or "man configure". And I can't find that particular command in some online lists of commands.
Old 04-21-2005, 09:54 AM   #2
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hi there,

"configure" is not a command.
normally, it is an executable file in the directory. it gets some specifications about your system and what is installed.
instead of
man configure
vim .configure

Old 04-21-2005, 10:04 AM   #3
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Did you look at the README file? It normally gives instructions or special features on how to install different components.
Old 04-21-2005, 10:17 AM   #4
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./configure is a script that program made under GNU standars use to dectect if the system has the prerequisites for install a software.
If ./configure show an error it means that your system doesn't have installed something that the program you try to install need

this script is used when you install software directly from the source code.


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