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I am trying to set up uShare for my xbox, but I run into the next error. I have installed uShare and the source code, and also extracted the source code with

wget -O - | tar -jxvf -

and I set the directory to this ./ushare-1.1a. Next I have to configure some things using the following code:

./configure --prefix=/ --bindir=/usr/bin --mandir=/usr/share/man

Which gives me the following error:

Unknown option "--mandir=/usr/share/man".
See ./configure --help for available options.

When I open the help option as said above, I can't seem to find any option which is called --mandir

What does this command mean and what does it do?

(I am relatively new to Ubuntu so I have no clue what this means. I am following a how-to from ubuntu for what I am trying to do (

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Any reasons why you could not install uShare from the repositorties? See – Takkat May 6 '13 at 11:23
@Takkat I have uShare installed already, I just need to configure it now. This is where I run into problems – Xavier Hofman May 6 '13 at 11:28
Installing an application the usual way will not let you run into these issues, just saying... ;) – Takkat May 6 '13 at 11:35
@Takkat I have tried installing it the usual way before, but I get the same error. – Xavier Hofman May 6 '13 at 17:49
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According to README included in source, you should run following commands to configure and compile the source:

./configure --prefix=/usr
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Thanks, worked like a charm! – Xavier Hofman May 6 '13 at 17:52

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