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Old 07-31-2005, 09:24 AM   #1
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installation of 'cmake' software

very new to linux. i'm still trying to figure out how to install a program from a tarball. found a general page on that, but then i got stuck. i'm trying to set up 'cmake' from on my machine. i need it to install another tarball. install directions on talk about using a ./bootstrap something to install cmake. i untar the file into /usr/local/ like it says, even tried giving it its own folder in my home folder, then try ./bootstrap or ./configure and i get bash: command not found. ok, so am i even remotely close to figuring out the basics of installing software from tarballs? untar, change dir to new folder, ./configure, make, make install. i tried searching for similar threads, but every time i do, my entire firefox web browser closes itself, but hey, one problem at a time. thanks for any ideas.
Old 07-31-2005, 04:32 PM   #2
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Look intro the directory you get from uncpomressing the archive. Do you have bootstrap file inside? Is it executable? If unsure run
bash bootstrap
instead of ./bootstrap (./bootstrap assumes the file is executable; bash bootstrap will work even if it doesn't have the executabel atribute set).

Last edited by Mara; 07-31-2005 at 04:33 PM.
Old 08-01-2005, 01:59 AM   #3
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cmake installation

thank you mara, got it installed.


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