[plug] ./configure

Richard Yellin rhyellin at westnet.com.au
Thu Dec 27 20:22:43 WST 2007

On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 17:40:43 +0800, Daniel Pearson (Flashware Solutions)  
<daniel at flashware.net> wrote:
> Failing that... what distribution are you using? Is there any reason to  
> compile from source, rather than a package?> Cheers
> *Daniel Pearson

I am using Red Hat 9
> *Flashware Solutions ABN 58 438 456 919
> Mob: 0438 118 897  |  Email: daniel at flashware.net  
> <mailto:daniel at flashware.net>
Thanks for all your prompt resposes and I reckon one or more will work.

I forgot to mention that I tried in # as well.
Also, embarresed to say, I still use Red Hat 9, yes RH9.

I have an extra sideline Q.  Can anyone tell me why ./configure has become  
unavailable.  ie, how does that happen if an explanation can be found?
If, as far as I know, I haven't changed anything except d/load the  
Thunderbird and Firefox , and fixed my broken authentication and IMAP

ps. There is no install.txt file. The README.txt file has little info and  
refers you to the T-Birdwebsite release notes which also don't give any  
specific info under installation.

> Richard Meyer wrote:>> On Thu, 2007-12-27 at 17:20 +0800, Richard Yellin  
> wrote:
>>>> Hi All the best for 2008 to plug members
>>> I can't install the thunderbird source code. I'll explain with some   
>>> background comments....... cd thunderbird (checked with ls) this  
>>> problem arose:
>>>>>> rhyellin at richi [~/.opera/download]$ cd thunderbird
>>> rhyellin at richi [~/.opera/download/thunderbird]$ ./configure
>>> bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
>>> rhyellin at richi [~/.opera/download/thunderbird]$
>>>>>> Question (at last)   Would someone please explain why "./configure"
>>> won't  start
>>>>> I've never installed T-bird from source, so I don't know how it's  
>>>>> done,
>> but that message means that there is NO "configure" executable in the
>> directory. Look for a file called "configure" and make sure it is exists
>> and is executable>>
>> Also take a look for anything called README or something similar and see
>> what it says about installation.>
> _______________________________________________
> PLUG discussion list: plug at plug.org.au
> http://www.plug.org.au/mailmaregards Richardn/listinfo/plug
> Committee e-mail: committee at plug.linux.org.au

-regards Richard

More information about the plug mailing list