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create configure file from bin folder in Linux- how?

sushi sri
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Joined: Oct 27, 2009
Posts: 38
Hi,

I'm installing a tool on Linux system.
For this installation, i didn't have the installation document.
I got to know that have to create configure file from the bin folder.
I'm a newbee in Linux.
Can any body help me.


Thanks
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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I have no idea what you're asking for; what's a "configure file?" Tell us what you're installing, and describe the form of the software. Do you have one file, a directory full of files, a directory containing "bin", "lib", "doc" directories, or do you have source code? Maybe you could list the directory and paste the listing into a message for us.


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sushi sri
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HI,

I'm trying to install CVSNT on Linux 'cvsnt-2.5.04.3510'.
after download i've got the etc and usr folders after unzipping it.
I just got the Readme fiel where it says

Please read the INSTALL file for installation instructions. Brief summary:

$ ./configure
$ make
(run the regression tests if desired)
$ make install
(create a repository if you don't already have one)

Being a newbee i got to know that i've to make the configure which is the 1st step by the bin folder available from the download.
I didn't see any install instruction for the CVSNT.

So, wanted to know how to do this.
btw, i've downloaded the s/w from 'http://www.march-hare.com/cvsnt/en.asp?lang=EN&complete=1.'
( which is the free download of opensource CVSNT)

Thanks
Uma
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Those are instructions for compiling from source code. Did you download the source code, or did you download one of the other distributions? The source directory shouldn't have a "bin" directory, at least not until after you've run the build.

If you did download the source, are you saying that the script named "configure" is missing? Is there a file named "Makefile?" Can you run the command "ls" inside the directory you have and paste the result into your next message?
Peter Johnson
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Also see my questions on your other post:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/483468/IDEs-Version-Control-other-tools/CVSNT-Linux-installation-help-or#2171344


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sushi sri
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Joined: Oct 27, 2009
Posts: 38
Thanks for the support all.


with the replies i got to understand how to do and was able to install cvsnt successfully on Linux.

In reply to Peter question on the other locked question in the forum, as i'm new to Linux and missing the install steps of cvsnt on Linux, i raised linux questions here and for install guide in the other.

Both are inter related to each other. i agree it messed up with each other.

so, closing this here and raising the next continuation part on another question in the 'IDEs, Version Control and other tools' again.
http://www.coderanch.com/t/483702/IDEs-Version-Control-other-tools/configure-setup-cvsnt-Linux

Thanks all for your help and looking forward for the next.
 
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