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Old 07-02-2003, 03:07 AM   #1
Tim K.
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What is ./configure?


I am trying to use ./configure command, but I always get this error message.

bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

What am I missing? What package do I need to install?

Thank you.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 03:26 AM   #2
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./configure is part of the GCC(GNU Compiler Collection) it trys to guess system settings for the compilation(make) and the installation (make install)
I'd check that you have the GCC on your box if it doesn't work.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 03:44 AM   #3
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Configure is nothing more than a script made by some of the software developers to check that certain things exist on your system, and to further modify/configure your package to suite your needs.

The error you are getting is most likely caused by:
1. The developer did not create a configure script.
2. You are not in the correct directory where the configure script lives.
3. The configure script does not have execute bit set, at least not for that user.

Cool
 
Old 07-02-2003, 05:23 AM   #4
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configure scripts are not a part of gcc.

Use the "ls" command to see if you have that file.
 
  


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