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Old 02-07-2004, 11:45 PM   #1
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how to install the 'configure package'


i should discovred that on my suse 9 pro, i dun have the configure package installed...
i typed in
rpm -q configure
and it says its not installed... i dun know why, but isnt it an important part to installating stuff? i dunno why its not installed...
but anyway, does anyone know how i can install it?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:23 AM   #2
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no body knows?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:41 AM   #3
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"configure" is a file (program) that you run before compiling
a package from source code. Each source code package has its own
"configure".

it's common to just install a precompiled binary package, so that you
don't have to go through the compile routine.

the compile routine is described in http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:00 AM   #4
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thats what i did.
except everytime i type in ./configure
it says directory not found.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:12 AM   #5
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Did you cd into the directory that was created when you untarred the package?
I hope you've read the documentation (should be called readme,
or something like that) in that directory. It should describe the compilation procedure specific to that package. (Not every package has a ./config step).
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:57 AM   #6
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thx people for the hlep
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:59 AM   #7
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Can you post the EXACT error so we can actually see what is going on - I think this would make it easier to crack down on the problem...
 
Old 02-08-2004, 02:00 AM   #8
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Hmmm ok, lol ignore me - i was writing my post just as u submitted your one...
 
  


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