In article <email@example.com>, Morrison wrote:
>My appologies for such a newbie questin, but, I'm not familiar with this
>topic enough.. Iv just upgraded my linux - acctually reinstalled on new
>system - version 9. Now, back in ver 7,
Version 7... 9... That could be Mandrake, Red Hat, SuSE, or even
Slackware, all of which are quite different.
>I was simply able to run "configure" to setup new apps such as qpopper...
"configure" is usually a shell script located in the build directory of
applications. For example
[compton ~]$ locate configure
I would be somewhat surprised to see a distribution having such a
command, so would you clarify that a bit further?
>now in ver 9, configure seems to be missing... i.e. $configure
>configure: command not found.
Often, that means that the current directory isn't in your PATH (as
root, it should NEVER be, and an ordinary user might get a nasty
surprise if the current directory is in the PATH, and writable by
others). Does 'ls configure' show the file? Is it executable by
[compton /hubble/new/ppp-2.4.2]$ ls -l configure
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5081 Nov 9 2002 configure
To run this command, I would need to type
>is it hidding somewhere?
Might be in plain sight.
I see you also posted this same article to "comp.os.linux.help",
"comp.os.linux.redhat" and "alt.os.linux". First, please do not
multi-post (posting the same article SEPARATELY to multiple news
groups. If you really must post to more than one group (something
that is _rarely_ required), put all of the groups into the
Newsgroups: header separated by commas. That way, people only have
to download one copy. Seconds, point your news tool at
news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, or news.lists.misc and see the
post "List of Big Eight Newsgroups" to find a list of valid newsgroups.
"comp.os.linux.help" was renamed "comp.os.linux.misc" back in 1994 -
though some news admins _still_ haven't gotten the word.
"comp.os.linux.redhat" has never been a valid newsgroup.