I do understand the proc for installing binaries is the same for Linux as for Unix. I've been told to issue the command ./configure in the directory of the application to be installed. Why does it not recognise the command then?.....
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
Can anybody tell me the basics of installing such applications or at least throw me a bone of a URL?
I assume you are in the same directory that you
unbundled the downloaded file? In other words,
you dowloaded some file (probably a "...tar.gz")
file to lets say /usr/local. At this point,
you unbundle by doing somthing like:
tar zxvf NetPBM.tar.gz
...which created some new directory (perhaps
NetPBM). In this new directory, do:
ls -l configure
...what do you get?
Assuming you see a listing for configure, you
should now be able to execute ./configure
Thanks for your quick reply. Although I've just realised I've got precompiled binaries in front of me and not stuff requiring compiling, your reply was not in vain - I've been meaning to find out about compiling. In fact anybody who stumbles across this thread and wants a little help re- compiling
for school i have to write a makefile in unix which have to do the following:
-convert all .jpeg files to .png files
-with "all" its ment all in the same folder of the make file
-iam not allowed to use the "convert" command
-no loops allowed like "for" or something (hope i named that... (1 Reply)