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Old 11-12-2018, 06:11 PM   #1
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Installing an app


Hi,

I am pretty new to Linux so don't laugh.

I want to install an app, but after extracting all the file I can't run the install script "install-sh".

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Old 11-12-2018, 06:31 PM   #2
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Hi,

I am pretty new to Linux so don't laugh.

I want to install an app, but after extracting all the file I can't run the install script "install-sh".

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that is because you do not use that one. what else you got in there? configure, Makefile, autogen.sh ?

order of precedence:
configure
Makefile = make
autogen.sh

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Old 11-12-2018, 06:31 PM   #3
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You need to read the installation documentation. Try the README.rst file...or look on the site you downloaded the application from.
 
Old 11-12-2018, 07:52 PM   #4
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that is because you do not use that one. what else you got in there? configure, Makefile, autogen.sh ?

order of precedence:
configure
Makefile = make
autogen.sh
autogen.sh get's run before configure (if it's run at all, often it is optional, but sure not *after make).
https://www.gnu.org/software/automak...tools-faq.html
 
Old 11-12-2018, 07:59 PM   #5
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Hi,

I am pretty new to Linux so don't laugh.

I want to install an app, but after extracting all the file I can't run the install script "install-sh".

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You probably run a linux distribution with a package manager. Most of the time you find the application you want to install in the repositories of your linux distribution. Or a similar application.
If you really *must have that one application you refer to, do as scasey already said, and read the Readme file or look at the applications homepage. They should have instructions how to install it.
If you are still lost you can say which application that is and where it is to be found. Then it will be much easier for people here to tell you how to install it.
I don't think it is a good idea to install software from outside your distributions repository, and even worse if you are new.
 
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:09 PM   #6
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that is because you do not use that one. what else you got in there? configure, Makefile, autogen.sh ?

order of precedence:
configure
Makefile = make
autogen.sh
I got it to install with the "configure" file. During the installation each required me to run the next command (example: make, next make, something else & sudo apt install).

BTW, I was trying to install Python 3.7.1.

Thanks for the tips guys.

I guess every install in Linux is different....
 
Old 11-13-2018, 09:21 PM   #7
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autogen.sh get's run before configure (if it's run at all, often it is optional, but sure not *after make).
https://www.gnu.org/software/automak...tools-faq.html
oh my line of thought must have been off, last ditch script to run if nothing else is there.
 
Old 11-13-2018, 09:23 PM   #8
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I got it to install with the "configure" file. During the installation each required me to run the next command (example: make, next make, something else & sudo apt install).

BTW, I was trying to install Python 3.7.1.

Thanks for the tips guys.

I guess every install in Linux is different....
yes
./confirure
make
sudo make install

it should be in the README or install file, very important.

and yes python should be in the repo. most everybody's (distro)
 
Old 11-13-2018, 10:04 PM   #9
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"I guess every install in Linux is different" Well, in a way. However what you did is to use a new program (not an app exactly) from outside of your distro's package manager. That sort of program install tends to have a few issues common across major distros.


As noted above, it's best to use your package management system if possible.
 
Old 11-14-2018, 07:25 AM   #10
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BTW, I was trying to install Python 3.7.1.
Did you check the repo? You should have Python 3.x in repo; what OS (Ubuntu, CentOS)?
 
Old 11-14-2018, 01:18 PM   #11
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BTW, I was trying to install Python 3.7.1.
install globally? good chance that will break your system. you have been warned.

please answer the basic questions first; this seems like some kind of xy-problem.
 
  


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