how do you install things?

cpulocksmith's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
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so i downloaded limewire for linux. i got a tar.gz. so i extracted it. so know what do i do with it?
dont know's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2008
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use these commands

./configure
make
make install

and its installed on ur system.
cpulocksmith's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
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so i go into the terminal and go
cd ./limewire //to get into the dir
./config //dont know if thats right
./comfig make
./comfig make install

?????????????
cpulocksmith's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
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ok well, i can get into the dir ok, im not that daft... but when i enter #./configure
it responds "no such file or directory. and when i enter # make
it repsonds "no file specified. so what the hell am i doing wrong?
cpulocksmith's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
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ok well, i can get into the dir ok, im not that daft... but when i enter #./configure
it responds "no such file or directory. and when i enter # make
it repsonds "no file specified. so what the hell am i doing wrong?
dont know's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2008
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check inside the folder if that contains executable 'configure' file.
then let me know
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/install-tarballs/
Hope it ll help u
xpi0t0s's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2004
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You don't need to cd to dot slash anything; dot slash is where cd looks for directories; the ./ doesn't add anything whether the directory is there or not. cd ./foo is exxactly identical to cd foo, except for two characters of pointless typing, and if you want shedloads of pointless typing then you want to do Cobol on VMS (e.g. the Cobol equivalent of main(){} runs to over 500 characters).