Okay I had some success with slackpkg for installing some slack packages which I failed to realise were vital (perl, ruby, python, sql
wasn't going to use them for programming) - well vital for KDE
Had to copy them from my cd to harddrive as pkg wouldn't detect my laptop cdrom as /dev/sr0
as it showed up as:
and wouldn't detect that either!
Now I have 3 programs I would like to install
Forget what I used to uncompressed these, I still have the original files so am able to change that.
They are all extracted to /bin
(I actually forget what this is, suspect it is an archiving tool - think rsync might be better)
the directory contains a few confusing files and no install document.
This directory contains a mammoth amount of files and the Install file says:
To build and install rsync:
# make install
You may set the installation directory and other parameters by options
to ./configure. To see them, use:
$ ./configure --help
I tried opening the terminal here and running those commands but that doesn't work and just "configure" says file not found, if I execute configure (which is a shell script !???) nothing seems to happen and the config.log files don't seem to report any errors.
Whenever I open Terminal window I'm never able to change directory - what am I doing wrong?
As for summoning wars, it requires a massive amount of dependecies(which don't seem to even be available for linux!) and no advice that I can find except for Ubuntu (is that the only distribution it works under?).