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Old 09-30-2004, 03:20 PM   #1
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./config Doesn't work


I managed to install Mandrake linux 10. Everything went smooth. But now I am having a little problem.

I needed a program like open ssh. After downloading I tried to install that program via kde, setup->packet control->install program and so on. (I am not sure about those names because of using finnish language version) Anyvay I installed that with "install program" wizard (?) without any problems. I have understand that it isn't enoug to run and use the program. It has to be configured in Terminal program. Well I surfed on some sites and found the folloving commands to be used in terminal program.

first to the directory
-->$ cd /where/it/is
-->$ ./configure or ./config
But here is the PROBLEM, after hitting the enter follows the next line
-->$ bash: ./configure: no such file or directory

So what Iam doing wrong? please write something to solve this.

Thank You!
Old 09-30-2004, 03:27 PM   #2
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So what Iam doing wrong? please write something to solve this.
You need to install the developement packages.
Old 09-30-2004, 05:39 PM   #3
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Originally posted by HappyTux
You need to install the developement packages.
You can't tell whether the devel packages are installed or not from the information he's given you. ./configure is a script often provided with program source code, but is not essential and is sometimes not provided at all. Do not mistake that for Make which is a program, rather than a script, and is part of the development packages. configure is just a script (./configure means you're executing it in the current directory) and is not a program in the system like Make or gcc.

In short, the program you're trying to create may not use the autotools and may therefore not have a configure script. There should be a README or INSTALL file included though, try reading may be that you just need to edit the Makefile and type 'make'. If typing 'make' produces bash: command not found, then you indeed do not have the development packages installed.


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