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> Application Install Question?, base directory?
kb9umb
post Nov 22 2004, 04:21 PM
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Hello to all,
I am very new to linux and I am using Fedora. I did a search on my question and didn't find anything so sorry if this has already been discussed.

My question is. On installing a program the instructions say to paste
% ./configure
% make
% make install
in the base program directory.
I am very new to this and have no idea what they are talking about and how to install this.

Sorry for being so naive...
thanks for the help
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post Nov 22 2004, 05:02 PM
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Hi,

you need to open up the console or xterm and type those commands

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./configure


if that finishes without a error then proceed to make
CODE
make

and then
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make install


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post Nov 22 2004, 05:18 PM
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Thank you very much for the help! Now to really show my ingonorance.. How do I open xterm or console in fedora?

Thanks again
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post Nov 24 2004, 12:16 PM
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on your task bar there should be a thing that looks like a Monitor click on that and it should put you in a terminal (it will look like a Dos Box under windows)

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post Nov 24 2004, 01:05 PM
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On fedora, its under system tools

the base directory means the directory with the source code that you want to compile in. ie, where you extracted the program you downloaded. If you naviagte to the directory using the KDE file borwser (konqueror) then you can right click, select actions, and then "open terminal here" to get into the console

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post Nov 25 2004, 10:15 PM
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OK I went there and cd to the directory and entered ./configure and I got this.

configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

not sure if I did something wrong?


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post Nov 26 2004, 04:07 PM
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Hi,

you need to install the develompent tools...just search for the package manager...something like add remove packages in the gnome menus (or kde) ...and install development packages...and
do that configure part again

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