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Install from tar.gz?

asked 2014-04-04 15:23:43 -0500

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updated 2014-09-12 22:59:43 -0500

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Trying to follow instruction from online, but I still can't seem to get it. I have unpacked the tar, and then cd to the new directory. I entered root, then ran ./configure but it still returns "no such file or directory". What have I done wrong?

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Also, it would be good to provide a link from where you downloaded this tar.gz file(if it's not private). Someone could examine this file and give you detailed instructions. tar.gz is just an archived file, what's inside matters. And of course don't run anything as root if you are not absolutely sure that is safe.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-04-04 17:54:42 -0500 )edit

The ./configure command is typically used to build something from source code. As a general Fedora user, I don't do that very often these days. In fact, I can't think of the last time I had to build a popular application from source code.

Are you sure that's what you're trying to do here? Maybe the program you're trying to install was already compiled and you just need to run it (that's how I use Skype on my system...) After you "cd" into the new directory take a look at the files with "ls" or "ls -l". Programs that are ready to run appear green on my terminal and have a few "x" in the first column of "ls -l".

jcall gravatar imagejcall ( 2014-05-18 00:49:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-04-04 15:59:13 -0500

What are you trying to install? More detailed questions get better answers. Also, don't do anything as root that you don't have to!

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