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Old 01-05-2004, 04:11 PM   #1
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Question After 'make' and 'make install' how do you open?

I unTared the file, then I went to cd_the_programs_dir and did ./configure,
make, and make install. They did their things when I did that, and when I go into the files folder I can't open any of the executables.

Any ideas???
Old 01-05-2004, 04:35 PM   #2
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what program did you compile/install?

normally you should now be able to run it by typing the name of the program on the commandline
Old 01-05-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
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./configure => figures out the target (i.e, your) machine and its environment and checks whether you have the "stuff" needed to have the program installed.

make => goes and compiles, links and created the executables needed for the program. but this is still in the directory where you typed ./configure and make.

make install => goes and moves the executables into the relevant directories like /usr/bin/, /usr/local/bin/ .... or wherever.

you do the first 2 as ordinary user, and the last as root as you need root password to write those executables into those directories, while the first 2 are done in your own directory.

so, after make install, the executables have been moved. if the place it has moved is in your $PATH env variable, then all you have to do to run the program is type the name of the program in a terminal.

usually, the dir its been moved to is in $PATH, so ... JUST TYPE IN THE NAME OF THE PROGRAM TO RUN IT FROM A TERMINAL.
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This always works for me:

$ ./configure
$ make
$ su -c "make install"
$ chmod 777 (filename)
$ ./(filename)

I hope this works for you!

Old 01-05-2004, 05:07 PM   #5
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The program is freeradius 0.9.3
Old 01-05-2004, 06:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions, I was able to get it to work.

mrde50garfield, h/w, delta9


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