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Old 07-30-2003, 07:15 AM   #1
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./configure , make and make install does not work


i am trying to install amsn , for this some one recomend me to install tcl/tk, i have download thses pakages in tar form.
butr after untar , how can i install thses thing , many firends guied me in my last thread (thanks)
but i think in my system thses comand does not work for installation
loading cache ./config.cache
checking whether to use symlinks for manpages... no
checking compression for manpages... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
bash: Make: command not found
3- make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.

i am doing this is specified folder, may be i think ./configure, make and make install command does not work.
Old 07-30-2003, 07:32 AM   #2
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Which distribution of Linux are you using? It is obvious that you have not chosen the development packages during installation. You need to do that now.
Each distribution usually has its own software package management system. Open up the one on your system and choose the development packages.
Old 07-30-2003, 07:34 AM   #3
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You don't have gcc installed, which is necessary for installing (compiling) code.
Old 07-30-2003, 07:35 AM   #4
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theres a few topics about this program, but all i need to do to use it is open amsn file and nothing else. but u might need to do otherthings.
Old 07-30-2003, 08:16 AM   #5
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# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation
Old 07-30-2003, 08:23 AM   #6
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another god thing to do is look at the readme file. Sometimes there are cases where the ./configure and make and makeinstall arent used.
Usually the readme file will give instructions on the proper way to install.
Old 07-30-2003, 09:09 AM   #7
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Thanks Mr. carlywarly
i have done every thing with urs help
msn is working , but i run it by ./amsn , how i can creat its shortcut on my desktop or in programe menu

thanks again
Old 07-30-2003, 09:20 AM   #8
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Right click on your desktop and select "new link to application" and at the "execute" tab type the path where amsn is.

You can also make a symbolik link for amsn to your path. For example if /usr/local/bin is in your path and amsn is located at /home/you/amsn do:

ln -s /home/you/amsn /usr/local/bin

This way you don't have to be at the amsn directory to run it and your not going to need the "." before to run it, just open a shell and type amsn or press Alt+F2 and type amsn.


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