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Old 08-28-2003, 07:24 PM   #1
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Question Software Compiling Problem...


I am running Mandrake 9.1, and I generally use KDE.
I was just trying to install an xscreensaver and I used the info at

to learn how to use the tar.gz file and compile the source code it includes. The tar.gz file unzipped with no problem at all. However, when I type


the konsole just tells me

bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

Every single site I goto for help on compiling source has that step in it, however I cant get it ot work. This isn't the first time either, one time there was something I downloaded that only came in tar.gz and II had the same problem. I could never get it done.
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tar -xzvf packagename
unzip packagename
tar xzvf package
Old 08-28-2003, 08:15 PM   #3
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Is there a confirure file in that directory?

If there is a file named INSTALL or README then open them. One will give instructions on how to install that particular package.
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OK, that first package I tried installing was a little weird. So I got the source for a Linux game, Openglad. It unzipped without a problem and there is a configure file in this one. I ran ./configure like the INSTALL file says, but this time I get the following response:

checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr//bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for g++... g++
checking for C++ compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C++ compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... (cached) yes
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for sdl-config... no
checking for SDL - version >= 1.2.0... no
*** The sdl-config script installed by SDL could not be found
*** If SDL was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the SDL_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to sdl-config.
configure: error: *** SDL version 1.2.0 not found!

I believe it is all good until the SDL error. I checked and I have SDL 1.2.5-5mdk installed, and I did a search for sdl-config, but found nothing. I haven't touched SDL on my Linux installation yet, it was put there when I installed Mandrake. Any help would be appreciated.



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