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Old 01-01-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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./configure - not found, but file exist

Here is the problem:
(23:06:53)[ivanatora@~/Archives/cube/source/cube_2003_12_23_src/enet]$ ./configure
: bad interpreter: No such file or directory
(23:06:55)[ivanatora@~/Archives/cube/source/cube_2003_12_23_src/enet]$ ls
aclocal.m4    depcomp     host.c      list.c       memory.o       peer.o      tutorial.txt
api.txt       design.txt  host.o      list.o       missing        protocol.c  unix.c
configure*    docs/       include/    Makefile     mkinstalldirs  protocol.o  unix.o  Doxyfile    install-sh  packet.c       pyenet/     win32.c
CVS/          enet.dsp    libenet.a  packet.o       README      win32.o
demo/         enet.txt    LICENSE     memory.c     peer.c         test/
(23:06:56)[ivanatora@~/Archives/cube/source/cube_2003_12_23_src/enet]$ ./configure
: bad interpreter: No such file or directory
(23:07:50)[ivanatora@~/Archives/cube/source/cube_2003_12_23_src/enet]$ /home/ivanatora/Archives/cube/source/cube_2003_12_23_src/enet/configure
: bad interpreter: No such file or directorycube_2003_12_23_src/enet/configure: /bin/sh
The file is there, I can see it via ls, but when I try to execute it, the shell says it doesn't exist.. I can see it via mc, too, but can't execute it too.. Already toggled +x flag. Am I doing something wrong or it's nasty system's fault!?

Last edited by ivanatora; 01-01-2004 at 03:12 PM.
Old 01-01-2004, 03:14 PM   #2
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it says.. configure*

not configure...

try ./configure*
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what's the first relevant line in the file? #!/bin/sh or something?
Old 01-01-2004, 03:20 PM   #4
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The * just denotes it as executable. Notice that the directories have / after the names. It's probably an ls alias doing that.

As for the original question about the bad interpreter, the first line of the configure script is what's broken. Check that the #! file actually exists. Also, make sure that there are no ^M in the file.
Old 01-01-2004, 03:26 PM   #5
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Thanks! There was a space: "#! /bin/sh" Now it almost work.. there are similar mistakes all trough the configure scripts..
Thanks for the idea, again


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