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Old 10-23-2007, 12:16 PM   #1
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Installing from tarballs in Sabayon

Hi all,

I'm running Sabayon Linux and in most respects I'm impressed, everything works great. There is just one thing I'm struggling with. I tried using the package manager that comes with this distro, Portato, to install Joomla. Portato seemed to have trouble downloading it so I took a look on these forums to find out how to do it manually. I've downloaded and unpacked the .bz package, unpacked it, opened konsole, cd'd into the unpacked directory and all that went fine. However, when I type the command ./configure, Konsole tells me there is no such directory, as if it is reading the command as a request for one. I'm probably doing something dumb so please forgive me as I'm new to Linux. I've got this far by searching the forums here but no one seems to have posted anything about this problem. If anyone can tell me how I'm fouling this up I'd be very grateful

Thanks for reading this,

Music Druid

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Old 10-23-2007, 12:29 PM   #2
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Isn't there a README and/or INSTALL file in the directory?
Old 10-24-2007, 05:11 AM   #3
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Thanks brianL. Sorry about my delay in replying, got called away to drive someone somewhere.

I've found and looked at the instal file. It does show up some dependency issues that are useful to know about, so thanks for that, but I guess I'm still a little concerned as to why Konsole thinks I'm looking for a directory when I'm giving a command (./configure).
Old 10-24-2007, 05:27 AM   #4
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Sorry guys, I feel very foolish having to write this but I really should let you know what went wrong. Being new to installing software manually I didn't really know about the install files until brianL pointed it out to me. Having read the document more fully I've discovered that Joomla won't actually run on my local machine and has to be uploaded to my host's server. I was hoping to play with it at "home" before I did that, but it looks like I'll have to go straight into uploading and work from there. Thanks for your help brianL, sorry for being such a green newbie and having overlooked something so obvious. I guess windows has made me lazy and I'll have to get into the habit of reading everything thoroughly before I just go and try an install in future. Much healthier way of doing things anyway.


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