Help with Installing software .tar on GNU/Linux
Hi guys. I am a newbie as of like, today and I am having some trouble installing software that ends in .tar.gz or .tar.gz.bz2. I will try to be as specific as I know how to be. I am using Ubuntu 8.10, 64 bit (whatever that means). The file locations for the .tar files are /home/tafolla/src/ the two files I am currently TRYING to work with right now are pixeldemo-1.0.699-linux.x86-64cmpt.tar.bz2 and LightZone-3.5.tar.gz. In the terminal I can go as far as ./configre and thats where it stops. No matter what software I am using, nothing will do the ./configure. I should prolly go in order.
First I do cd /home/tafolla/src/ then ls then depending on which file I am doing I do the tar -zxvf or jxvf everything goes according to plan there. Then I do cd <directory> which ever it is. Neither of these two software things have README or INSTALL files.....so once I get to ./configure it says bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
I typed it perfectly...I swear..I have done it several times and had someone else try to and we both get the same thing!!! Please help. Thanks!