n00b help with ./configure, make, make install....
I have just installed slack on my laptop as:
2)Its not a meta-distro and is gonna force me to learn
I have ran knoppix and gentoo before, using apt and emerge is really too hard at all for day to day use.
I have downloaded a package in slack and am trying to install using ./configure, make then make install.
So i un-compress the package. I then try to run ./configure and get the message
"./ <Whatever> No Such file or directory.
When i have unzipped the package in my home directory im left with a usr dir and in that usr dir a bin, doc, lib and share. I wish to install this way having such dir's for each (future) user in their home dir, allowing, within reason them, and i to install what we want.
Im really a wee bit puzzled and am not one bit ashamed to admit that im too used to windows and package mangement. I know their are some unofficial package managers for slack but would love to know how to handle stuff 'manually'. I have tried a "man configure" but no avail.
What am i doing wrong? (Im guessing these will out-weigh the things im doing right.... :oops: :oops: )