Installing software form the source?

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DrHu
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Re: Installing software form the source?

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tangliontor wrote: Well, I unpacked the file, navigated to the new directory it made, and typed "./configure" to run the configuration file, but apparently there isn't one, as bash gives me the following error "bash: ./configure: No such file or directory".
Depends on the package as well; what its README file or instructions might indicate
it would help to know that package name that you are trying to compile and install..

Also depends on what you mean by navigate
--if you CD (Change Directory) to the extracted file locations, then it will find the file
You can usually extract the file with the gui tools by opening that .src file and extracting here or wherever you choose, then dropping to the terminal via the F4 key, or Open terminal via the right-click on the directory location.

Before doing anything else, update your system; and since you would be using the terminal anyway for the source package..
In the terminal
  • sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/softinstall.html
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo
You will also need the package build-essentials, it is likely already installed, but you can check

In terminal, check
  • apt search build
    i A build-essential - Informational list of build-essential pack
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Re: Installing software form the source?

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It's, by far, easier to install songbird with Synaptic. Or open a terminal and type :

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apt install songbird
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Re: Installing software form the source?

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Hi Copa360
Copa360 wrote:Songbird's not in the repos as far as I know. I had to download a deb when I tried it.
Strange. In Gloria I have Songbird 1.2.0-4mint1 in "packages.linuxmint.com/main". I must say that I have enabled the "community" repos , but even if I removed it I still have an older version of songbird (1.1.2-1mint1). So enable all mint repos and retry.
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Re: Installing software form the source?

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I have it in the repos too :

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terror@Aspire5720Z ~ $ apt-cache search songbird
songbird - desktop media player mashed-up with the Web
terror@Aspire5720Z ~ $ 
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... t=songbird says it is in the repo
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Re: Installing software form the source?

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Songbird was in software manager>the lil star up top that says featured applications. I believe.
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Re: Installing software form the source?

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just curious though, how would I have installed it if it were not in the repos?
Very easy : http://www.ubuntugeek.com/install-songb ... buntu.html
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