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Old 03-06-2004, 05:23 PM   #1
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Compiling Problems


Ok I have read alot about comiling programs. I am trying to install firefox. I downloaded it to my /usr/local/scr and then in Shell - Konsole I typed

tar zxf firefox.tar.gz - and that created the new folder
cd firefox
./configure - now the problem hits, when I do that it returens
bash: ./configure: No suck file or directory

Do I have to be logged in as root for this to work? I have tried both and it didnt work either way. Thanks
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:28 PM   #2
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If I recall, Firefox doesn't require you to do configure/make/make install. It should work as soon as you've finished untarring it. Try this command instead (while in the firefox folder):
Code:
./firefox
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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when I do that it loads a page that goes to firefox homepage

I've ran just about every file that it un tared, and none of them will install, they are all just text.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:41 PM   #4
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?? you probably just downloaded the binary so you don't have to compile (you can't since there's nothing to compile in that package). you say
./firefox
starts firefox so all is fine. The default start page is their page but you can change that.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:43 PM   #5
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I'm not sure I understand the problem. Aren't you saying that Firefox is working? You don't have to do an install with Firefox. It works right out of the box.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:49 PM   #6
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haha im so stupid, I thought I was going to have to do an install, so when I clicked it, it was loading firefox and going to their homepage, I thought it was opening my other explorer though, I didnt realize it was opening fire fox, hahah oh well, thanks for your help

Im having problems with another one now that when i do ./configure it says...

configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

whats that mean?

Last edited by garf12; 03-06-2004 at 05:56 PM.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:55 PM   #7
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It's ok . Seeing a "tar.gz" or "tgz" file extension doesn't neccessarily mean that you're going to have to do a configure/make/make install. When in doubt, check the Readme that's inside the tarball or check to see if there's a "configure" file in it.
 
  


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