Can not run configure command: "No such file or directory"

  • I'm trying to install a Debian package from source (via git). I downloaded the package, changed to the package’s directory and ran ./configure command but it returned bash: ./configure: No such file or directory. What can be the problem? A configure.ac file is located in the program folder.

    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
    

    What Package are you trying to install??

    @eyoung100 binwalk

    See Install Binwalk Without Graphing. Of course if you need the graphing dont skip `make deps`. If it helps, just upvote me, and I'll know it was you :)

  • If the file is called configure.ac,

    do $> autoconf

    Depends: M4, Automake

    If you're not sure what to do,

    try $> cat readme

    They must mean that you use "autoconf" to generate an executable "configure" file.

    So the order is:

    $> autoconf
    $> ./configure
    $> make
    $> make install
    

    You mean use `autoconf` before `./configure`?

    You use autoconf instead of make when you have a .ac file. It replaces ./configure.

    so, `./configure` and `make` commands both skipped, only **autoconf**, then **make install**?

    It's autoconf, then ./configure, then make, then make install. Doesn't your package have a READ-ME? It's $> autoconf $> ./configure $> automake... I think that's how it goes. It's been a while since I've installed an autoconf package.

    Interesting. Manual says installation "follows the typical configure/make process" I've specified above. Autoconf is not not mentioned.

    Send me a link to the package, so I can try to build it, triwo.

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