I am quite unexperienced with ubuntu. As I am now trying to install nodejs via tar.gz package I dont get the ./configure to work.

As you may read anywhere, an installation consists basicly of these steps: 1. Download tar.gz package 2. Extract 3. Open Terminal 4. cd into the source folder 5. $ ./configure 6. $ make 7. $ sudo make install 8. -- Install completed --

No matter if I perform Step 5. with root root or not, I'm getting this Error: bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

It may surely not be a configuration error, because I've just reinstalled the OS about 2 hours ago.

Thanks for any advice.

EDIT: I've downloaded the Linux-Binarys of Nodejs here. But as I think about it now, I should be using the sourcecode packege. Shouldn't I?

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    ./configure isn't a thing that's "on" Ubuntu: it's a script that may be provided by the package: what exactly did you download, and from where? Edit your question to include a link if possible. What directory are you in exactly when you try to execute the command? – steeldriver Jan 6 '16 at 2:01
  • @steeldriver added link. So there should be a directory configure inside the package to get it to work? seems simple. - But in this case, I dont get why the usage of ./configure is even suggested in the readme-file. – LuckyLikey Jan 6 '16 at 2:10
  • If you've downloaded one of the binary packages, then you don't need to configure or make anything - that's only required for the source code .tar.gz package – steeldriver Jan 6 '16 at 2:13
  • @steeldriver so how is it installed then? do I need to copy it anywhere? – LuckyLikey Jan 6 '16 at 2:16
  • I don't have experience with nodejs: however I suggest you refer to How do I install the latest version of node.js? and How to Install Node.js on Ubuntu 14.04 – steeldriver Jan 6 '16 at 2:26

Thanks for all your Ideas.

I managed to install it with this tutorial.

1. Get Processor architecture

$ getconf LONG_BIT

2. Download package using correct version and CPU Architecture

wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v4.2.4/node-v4.2.4-linux-x64.tar.gz

3. Unpack to `/usr/local using correct version and CPU Architecture

 sudo tar -C /usr/local --strip-components 1 -xzf node-v4.2.4-linux-x64.tar.gz


I also tried Install Node.js with Maintained Ubuntu Packages from the same link which didn't work, due to failures inside the bash-script.

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