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Old 02-13-2010, 06:06 AM   #1
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how to install bz2 files

i tried following procedure

tar xvjf file.bz2
cd file
make install

but ./confifure did'nt work it said

bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
Old 02-13-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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In general there is a readme and INSTALL file.
Did you read them?
What is the output from
in the directory "file"
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Some software has a script by name ' configure '.
Then you can do ' ./configure '. Else not.

No configure script : Most often a binary package ?

And doing the 'ls' command suggested by @repo will
show, what you have.

Possible commands and scripts to be run to start building Linux software:

'perl Makefile.PL' , 'perl Build.PL' , 'python build' ,
# 'python install', 'cmake ..' , 'scons', './waf', 'jam' ,
'./install', './', './configure' (or 'sh configure'),
libtoolize && aclocal && autoheader && automake --add-missing && autoconf,
.. etc.

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It may also be that the app has it's own install routine. Something like setup that you start by ./setup in terminal. See if you can find a readme or readme.txt file or similar. Do more readme.
Usually it's there.
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