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Old 03-29-2003, 05:56 PM   #1
cclavey
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Question Installing from source?


Ok, this is going to sound *really* lame. I was trying to install OpenOffice. I extracted the file and went to the directory created. When I typed in ./configure, I got this:

-bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

I know what that means...but then do I not run ./configure and jsut do make?

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Old 03-29-2003, 07:09 PM   #2
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there should be a README file or INSTALL file in the directory. look for it and read. this should help
 
Old 03-29-2003, 07:12 PM   #3
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your best bet is to find a 'readme'or 'install' text file in that directory, different software packages have different install procedures, althought ./configure,make,make install seem to be most common.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 08:54 PM   #4
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OpenOffice has a more windows like install... there should be something like soffice-install.bin or something like that laying around. You just have to execute that.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 09:43 PM   #5
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Ok, thanks!
 
Old 03-29-2003, 10:10 PM   #6
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for a fact, there is two install scripts in the directory it makes
it makes the direcotry install
install/setup
install/install

they both work to install openoffice.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 10:19 PM   #7
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right...just figured that out. I looked http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/i...ons.html#linux

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