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    Trouble with ./configure


    Hi, im new to linux and have been trying to get the hang of it, i have been experiencing problems installing tar.gz files, and have been reading the tutorial, but when i get to "./configure" i get a message saying "bash: ./configure: No such file or directory". I follow all the previous steps and had no problem. I have checked on YAST and have gcc and make installed, but not all of them, is there any specific ones i need? please help.
    Also, how can i have full root privileges while logged in as my user account, or i have to login as root, and if so how do i do that?
    Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by khan
    Also, how can i have full root privileges while logged in as my user account, or i have to login as root, and if so how do i do that?
    In terminal, type:
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    su
    <your root password>
    That's it. You are root now.

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    Stick with it!

    Hi!

    In regards to being new to Linux, so am I, but stick with it, cause in the end it is worth it!

    Only a couple of days ago I was asking the same questions, I recommend that you read all of my recent posts, It sounds as though your having the same problems as myself.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/t52...-plz-help.html

    Hope this helps

    EXWinUser

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    thanks, i checked them out but my issue is a lil different, i have also posted on the suse linux forum, but ur posts have other valuable info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khan
    Hi, im new to linux and have been trying to get the hang of it, i have been experiencing problems installing tar.gz files, and have been reading the tutorial, but when i get to "./configure" i get a message saying "bash: ./configure: No such file or directory".
    Not all TAR.GZ files are created equal. Some don't actually include a "configure" script, and if they do, they're not always executable. To see if there's a "configure" script, go to the directory in which you extracted the TAR.GZ and type ls -al to list the contents of it. If you see a "configure", look out to the left and see if it has something that looks like "----rwxr-x" next to it. If the third letter isn't an X it's not executable. You can make it so like this:
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    chmod +x configure
    If the configure file doesn't exist, skip that step and go straight to make. Hope that helps.
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    thanks, i will try it out next time if i need to, i installed the divx through YAST, now i dont know where to find it :/, also i deleted some files while logging in as file manager super user mode, but when i go in as my own user i see the files, but i cannot delete or run them, and when i login as super user they arent there, can anyone explain this?
    Thanks a lot

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    First, the title of your post really should say something like "Cannot use ./configure" or something to that degree so people know what the post is about.

    After you decompressed your filename.tar.gz file, did you go "cd ./filename/ " to go to the folder where "configure" would be. If you did and the configure file is not there, there should be a file named "INSTALL" or "README" in that folder. Open and read those files, they usually teach you how to install the program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonniehandi
    First, the title of your post really should say something like "Cannot use ./configure" or something to that degree so people know what the post is about.
    Good idea.
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