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I am at a brick wall here. I am trying to install firefox 3 but for some reason Ubuntu isn't recognizing the command ./configure. I found on the forums to ...
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- 07-25-2008 #1
Ubuntu doesn't recognize ./configure
I am at a brick wall here. I am trying to install firefox 3 but for some reason Ubuntu isn't recognizing the command ./configure. I found on the forums to run this little number:
sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install build-essential
- 07-25-2008 #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
Is there a "configure" script (that's executable) in the directory you're in?
- 07-25-2008 #3
Well, I figured out what I was doing wrong with the Firefox; I was making it way harder than it needed to be. But about the configuring. There has to be a "configure" script in the directory? What would the file extension be?
- 07-25-2008 #4
There wont be any extension. There will be a file named 'configure' and you can execute it as ./configure. You must cd to folder having configure file first.
- 07-25-2008 #5
Just so you know not all tarballs have configure scripts in them always best to read the readme files first firefox most of all does not have a configure script also using synaptic could save you alot of hassle
- 07-25-2008 #6
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
Are you sure it's a source build? Mozilla provide a tarball of static binaries i.e. precompiled Firefox and this has caused endless confusion for people unfamiliar with this method. It doesn't need to be built at all, you just need to run the firefox script in the directory.
On that same note, Hardy has the latest Firefox builds - you shouldn't need to install from source. If you are accepting your updates you will have the latest full Firefox 3 instead of the beta it shipped with. If you haven't you might consider running an update with 'mark all updates' in Synaptic Package Manager after running a refresh, or through the terminalCode:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
- 07-25-2008 #7
Like I said, I figured out what I was doing wrong with firefox and I have it installed. I really just needed to know why it wasn't working when I tried to use
- 07-25-2008 #8
As I mentioned earlier, you have to navigate to folder having configure file through cd command.
Let say, you have configure file in /home/user_id/download/package. You have to cd to that folder.
cd ~/download/package ls ./configure