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how do you install things?

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  1. cpulocksmith

    cpulocksmith New Member

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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?
     
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    use these commands

    ./configure
    make
    make install

    and its installed on ur system.
     
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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

    ?????????????
     
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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?
     
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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?
     
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    check inside the folder if that contains executable 'configure' file.
    then let me know
     
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    xpi0t0s Mentor

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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).
     

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