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alnmostafa 10-30-2006 01:10 PM

a problem with installing Midnight Commander(mc)
I Downloaded "mc-4.6.0.tar.gz" and used command "tar -xvzf mc-4.6.0.tar.gz" for extracting , then I typed command "cd mc-4.6.0" , then I typed "./configure" but apear this error:
"bash: ./configure: No such file or directory "
Please help me about this problem

nio 10-30-2006 02:12 PM

first thing that could have happened is that the tar file is corrupted.
So give it another go and download it again, it might just work.

If that doesn't help, do an "ls" in the mc-4.6.0 directory, and see what you find there. It might just be that you have to go one directory further before you can install.

Also, when inspecting the dir with "ls", look for the well-known README file(s). Don't be affraid to read them too, they might just tell you how to install that beautiful piece of software, maybe it uses some shell script or another type of installer instead of the normal configure-make-make install stuff.

reddazz 10-31-2006 03:51 AM

Most Linux distros ship with an MC package, so there is usually not need to compile it from source. Anyway, if the configure script is not available, try doing "make".

alnmostafa 11-03-2006 01:54 AM

I Dowloaded diffrent version of mc*.tar.gz files but can not Extract complately with "tar -xzvf" command and apear error .
I am beginer please help me.

reddazz 11-03-2006 02:50 AM

What Linux distribution are you using because as I mentioned above there could already be a prebuilt package for your distro.

alnmostafa 11-03-2006 10:44 AM

my linux distro is fedora core
what do I do?

reddazz 11-03-2006 10:49 AM


#yum install mc

alnmostafa 11-03-2006 12:41 PM

Tank you I could install mc.

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