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Old 03-25-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
noonmid27
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Installation help


Hi guys

Hey im trying to install a program call tovid........but im having some trouble with the make file. the read me says to do su -c "make install" when i do this i get a message saying. Make *** no rule to make target install stop what am i doing wrong.........also i wanted to know why how to uncomment my entire muttrc file without having to delete each comment individually. If it's possible that is. Also when i edit my muttrc file in vi when i try and save i get a message saying the file is read only added ! to override i added ! at the top of my file but i get the same message.

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Old 03-25-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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What are all the steps you're following to install tovid? The *typical* method is
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./configure
make
su -c 'make install'
If you didn't configure and compile tovid, the install step will obviously fail. If you did configure and compile, then you probably got an error and didn't notice.
 
Old 03-25-2007, 03:48 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by noonmid27
Hi guys

Hey im trying to install a program call tovid........but im having some trouble with the make file. the read me says to do su -c "make install" when i do this i get a message saying. Make *** no rule to make target install stop what am i doing wrong.........also i wanted to know why how to uncomment my entire muttrc file without having to delete each comment individually. If it's possible that is. Also when i edit my muttrc file in vi when i try and save i get a message saying the file is read only added ! to override i added ! at the top of my file but i get the same message.
If you bothered to quote which distro you're using, then someone might be able to tell you how to install it from your package manager. then theres little likelyhood of experiencing problems like that.

Also, if you want to use vi to modify a file (irrespective of which one it is) then you'd invariably have to be root. so just input su - into a terminal/console, then input your root password. When the prompt changes from $ to # vi /directory/apt/filename (for wherever the muttrc file is).

then to change whatever it is you want to change (you mention uncommenting), hit the insert key.

use the cursor arrow keys to move the cursor to the # signs you want to remove and delete them.

then when you've done that, hit the Esc key, and then hit :wq (thats colon : with letters w and q) to save and quit.

The bit about it being read only is probably because you're trying to edit a file as user, and the user won't have the priviledges to do the edit, only root (well thats my guess).

regards

John
 
  


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