i extracted the source and ran Terminal i logged to source directory using following command: sudo ./configure it errors: command not found! what is wrong with it?
Firstly, don't do
I assume you are building bluefish from SVN, and thus don't have a
First you should extract the contents of the *.tar.gz file in a directory. Read instructions in the INSTALL file, which gives you detailed instructions how to do it.
For "some" software you want to install the following method works: 1. extract the archive into a directory 2. cd to that directory 3. ./configure (add "--prefix=/usr" if you want to install it in /usr) 4. make 5. sudo make install
That is all to it.
Make sure to first install build-essential:
Afterward, configure should alert you to any other programs or libraries that are required to compile the software.
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to compile a program from source, unpack the archive as follows:
then go into the unpacked directors (usually same name):
in this folder as first step invoke:
Not all programs come with a configure script but many. Read the README or INSTALL file which is usually in the archive for more information.
After configure succeeded, proceed with:
and if that also succeeded install the software with:
Usually you only need to invoke this last step as superuser (sudo)
If configure fails you should look at the output and install all the packages it requires, especially also build-essential the way, christopher recommended.
Assuming "configure" exists, this message can mean that something referenced by the file was missing.
If it still doesn't work, post (some of) the output (edit your question above).