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
./configurecommand but it returned
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory. What can be the problem? A
configure.acfile is located in the program folder.
./configure make sudo make install
If the file is called configure.ac,
Depends: M4, Automake
If you're not sure what to do,
$> 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 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.