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Old 03-14-2005, 11:47 AM   #1
N A. Osborne
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Red face No /.configure command not found ? RH9, FC1

Hi this is my first post, I am a newbie to Linux PLEASE HELP!
I had loaded RH9 but then got a copy of FC1 so clean istalled FC1, everything went fine and the sys. worked great, I chose workstation install.
Then I tried to load new software from a cd as described in my ref. book's and mag's. The three trick pony, after tgzip the file and cd to the dir, in this case it was a game I had placed in my usr/home/game/gamename...
When I cd to game I could ls and see the files and here is where the problems started.
1) After the unzip there is a sh. file called I typed ./setup to run the setup file in the curr dir, but could not, instead I got a diff. setup for RH9/FC1?
2) Thinking that I somehow had to run ./configure first I typed ./configure,
to which I get the msg $no such file or command?
and nothing happens, I have tried all sorts of thing's, I was su when issueing the command but to no avail.
3) Also when running install/remove new software it only list the software installed from the cd, and does not have a tab for 'Add/Remove' software.
Am I doing something wrong, or not doing enough?
I would really like to resolve this and get to using and loading software in Linux, because I really hate XP and MS, but I cannot figure this out. I went back and clean installed RH9 with 'Everything' same problem?
I have a 1 Ghz AMD 60 Gig HD 256 Ram, Any help would be appreciated, thank's.
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1) so the file is called "" but you just ran "setup"... speaks for itself doesn't it? wrong file name.

2) not all packages use configure scripts. games are less likely to, as they will be prebuilt entities, which just want to be placed somewhere, by a script called.. oh.. "" maybe

3) that will only include packages installed from RPM's. if you can't find that as an RPM, you can't add or remove it there.

everything you've learnt is generally correct, but games produced by third parties like doom or whatever aren't really integrated with the linux world, unlike most actaully GPL applications and libraries.


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