LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-11-2004, 07:59 PM   #1
simpletoker
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
no ./configure file


I'm trying to install libpng-1.2.5 on slackware 9.1. every thing seems to be going fine until I do the ./configure. It then tells me there is no "configure" script, but that I need to choose the appropriate makefile. there is a make file "./libpng-1.2.5/scripts/makefile.linux" which I'm guessing is the one I want. The info tells me to copy the file but not where to, and to read the INSTALL file for more info.

well here are my 2 questions.
1. where and how should I copy this makefile (assuming it is the right one)?

2. how do I read the INSTALL file so that I don't have to waste ya'lls precious time with such questions?
 
Old 06-11-2004, 08:08 PM   #2
darthtux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: 35.7480 N, 95.3690 W
Distribution: Debian, Gentoo, Red Hat, Solaris
Posts: 2,070

Rep: Reputation: 47
You can read it with
vi INSTALL

Some programs don't have a configure script and use differenct programs to execute the make/install process. That's why it's always good practice to first read the INSTALL/README files.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 08:19 PM   #3
Kjetil4455
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Norway/Drammen
Distribution: Slackware~
Posts: 250

Rep: Reputation: 30
vi suck...

pico install
 
Old 06-11-2004, 08:55 PM   #4
320mb
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: pikes peak
Distribution: Slackware, LFS
Posts: 2,577

Rep: Reputation: 48
Quote:
Originally posted by Kjetil4455
vi rules...

vi install
there's a reason Pat V. did not put pico in Slackware

vi rules
 
Old 06-11-2004, 09:01 PM   #5
Kjetil4455
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Norway/Drammen
Distribution: Slackware~
Posts: 250

Rep: Reputation: 30
dude, first of all. I don't really get vi, so therefor it SUCK! :P

and wtf? pico's in slack.. what are you thinking?
 
Old 06-11-2004, 09:10 PM   #6
rotvogel
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 534

Rep: Reputation: 30
For reading text files, most is a very handy program. It's included on the Slackware disk since 9.1.
Code:
most /path/to/file/filename
Some software has a different way of configuring. Read the docs included with the source, the answer will be there. And what tool you will use to read or edit messages that's up to you. You can choose the tool you like
 
Old 06-11-2004, 09:15 PM   #7
darthtux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: 35.7480 N, 95.3690 W
Distribution: Debian, Gentoo, Red Hat, Solaris
Posts: 2,070

Rep: Reputation: 47
Quote:
Originally posted by Kjetil4455
dude, first of all. I don't really get vi, so therefor it SUCK! :P
That is merely your opinion.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 09:22 PM   #8
darthtux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: 35.7480 N, 95.3690 W
Distribution: Debian, Gentoo, Red Hat, Solaris
Posts: 2,070

Rep: Reputation: 47
Quote:
Originally posted by Kjetil4455
and wtf? pico's in slack.. what are you thinking?
Doing a seach on http://www.slackware.org/pb/
pico does not come with slackware-current or 9.1

It's not on my 9.1 either
 
Old 06-11-2004, 10:02 PM   #9
Schrambo
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Western Australia
Distribution: Debian Slackware CentOS
Posts: 102

Rep: Reputation: 15
I'm pretty sure that Pico is bundled with Dropline Gnome, this would explain the confusion going on here.

I personally usially just use cat for displaying README files. All it does is display the contents of the desired file in the console.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 10:30 PM   #10
ringwraith
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Indiana
Distribution: Slackware-current
Posts: 1,260

Rep: Reputation: 53
pico is in 9.1 it is part of the pine package.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 03:24 AM   #11
DaHammer
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Planet Earth
Distribution: Slackware, LFS
Posts: 561

Rep: Reputation: 30
A vote for "less INSTALL".

Last edited by DaHammer; 06-13-2004 at 03:26 AM.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 04:37 AM   #12
SBing
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 519

Rep: Reputation: 35
Got my vote, everyone knows that less is more - (I have to say that to all the girls :( )

Steve
 
Old 06-13-2004, 07:11 AM   #13
Kovacs
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: FreeBSD 8.2 RELEASE
Posts: 607

Rep: Reputation: 31
Another vote for less...

and I use (g)vim for all my text editing needs... once you start on the path of the mouseless unix text editor it's very frustrating to go back... now I keep pressing escape after every time I type something.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 08:22 AM   #14
AxelFendersson
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Darkest Oxfordshire
Distribution: Arch, Slackware
Posts: 184

Rep: Reputation: 32
Either less or most would be my recommendation if you only want to read the file. I use pico for editing (unless I'm in a GUI, when I use Gedit), but just use whatever you like best.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 09:24 AM   #15
cratos
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 95

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by Kjetil4455
dude, first of all. I don't really get vi, so therefor it SUCK! :P
Off topic (since simpletoker's question seems to have been answered):

Just because you havnt taken the time to learn something doesnt mean it sucks. I used to use pico, but I found that vi is one of the most powerful editors I have come across. You should take some time out to learn the commands. There are plenty of tutorials online. Everything is done via the keyboard. There is no switching back and forth between the mouse and keyboard. It is very fast once you learn it.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No configure file. D3javu Linux - Software 1 05-31-2005 09:16 AM
./configure: no such file? rafc Linux - Newbie 9 05-13-2004 12:01 AM
./configure - no such file.... tuka Linux - Newbie 5 09-04-2003 08:06 PM
no ./configure file Dark Elf Linux - Newbie 9 10-30-2002 07:06 PM
Missing configure file J_Szucs Linux - Newbie 3 08-07-2002 10:36 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration