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Old 11-01-2004, 10:32 AM   #1
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can't find configure command in xandros 2.0


in xandros 2.0: trying to install mozilla from tarball. got past the gunzip, but can't find the configure command for the next step ("./configure"). Do have the "make" command. How do I add the configure command?
 
Old 11-01-2004, 01:47 PM   #2
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Did you get a binary or source distribution of Mozilla?


What's the name of the file you downloaded?



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Old 11-01-2004, 02:07 PM   #3
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mozilla / configure command

the file is firefox-1.0PR-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz
 
Old 11-01-2004, 02:10 PM   #4
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The easier to get tarball of Mozilla is not in source form (it's possible to get the source, but not many people try to compile it). It comes as a binary with installer. Don't remember it's name, through. Just look in the directory, it should be easy to guess what to run.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 02:10 PM   #5
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One important point - the fn segment is "1.0PR" (one-point-zero), and not "1.OPR" (one-point letter O). (as you might imagine that took some time to ferret out)
 
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Well, that clearly looks like a binary, no configure
script there :) ... have a look for install.sh or something
like that, or just look at
ls -l
in that directory you extracted it to.

Files that are not directories but have an exec flag
are likely candidates ;)


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Old 11-01-2004, 02:28 PM   #7
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i guess i'm lost if i do a find in the home directory (where i downloaded the .gz file and gunzipped it, it get several files under firefox-installer (install.ini, config.ini, firefox-installer-bin, watermark.pm, license.txt firefox-installer, header.xpm), plus several .xpi files in a directory firefox-installer/xpi (en-US.xpi, talkback.xpi,xpcom.xpi, adt.xpi, help.xpi, browser.xpi). I've tried entering "firefox-installer" as a command, getting "command not found"; and its not obvious to a newbie what the proper command is.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 02:44 PM   #8
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the correct command to enter would be ./firefox-installer
 
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Try ./firefox-installer
 
Old 11-01-2004, 03:01 PM   #10
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THAT'S IT! thanx (actually had to cd to the firefox-installer directory, then run the command, but it did work - thanx so much.
 
  


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