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Help with make and ./configure

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ok, I'm TRYING to work from source for the 1st time.

 

dloaded a .tgz, extracted that, everything is good so far

 

open konsole as root, cd to that dir and ./configure

 

LOTS of lines fly by, everything looks like its going GREAT!

 

then all of a sudden it errors out and says BUBBA (for example) not found please change directories or configure files

 

so i ls and find out that there is a BUBBA subdir

 

cd BUBBA

 

and in there are about 4 different files, TWO of them are Makefile.in and Makefile.am and then the rest are all BUBBA related

 

so I make <return>

 

BUBBA:15 no endfile target name or Makefile found

 

so i look up the switches for make and try:

 

make -f BUBBA.in BUBBA <return>

 

BUBBA:15 no file or directory found

 

 

now remember this is my VERY 1st time at ANY of this, i'm typically an RPM guy, but this time I'm rather impatient.

 

any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

 

thanks

 

J

 

[moved from Software by Greg2]

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Could you please give us a link to the source you're trying to compile? Maybe also the real error message, instead of Bubba?

 

Thanks,

 

Forrest Gump :D

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First of all: Make sure you meet all dependancies and that you read ALL the instructions that come with the package (readme file, etc.). And use e.g. pastebin or some similar tool for posting the output of the compiling process. This will make it easier to troubeshoot.

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