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    decksmasher
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    Default how to configuer,install and run a programme

    please can someone write the code i need to write in a terminal, i have a programme wich ive downloaded but i need to compile it and run it but i dont no how?
    so i need to configure it then install it and then run it?

    Thanks

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    Your post is very vague. Describe your problem. What software are you talking about? Did you try reading the INSTALL / readme file?

    Also try reading this - it will help you in the future.
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    And the HowTo forum is not for anything else than HowTo's sorry to say. Next time try the Newbie Area (:
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    #read the INSTALL file
    #almost everything comes with one

    ./configure #only if its there
    make
    make install
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    The Howto section is for howtos and not to ask how something is working.

    If you have issues compiling and installing an app in Linux you should prolly learn the basics first. And BT is not the best distribution to do so.
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    A good source of info, that is short and concise.
    Compiling and installing software from source in Linux
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
    ForumRules
    ForumFAQ
    If you are new to Back|Track
    Back|Track Wiki
    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    Very good friend of the forum Virchanza's Avatar
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    Source code should come with a README file to tell you what to do with it.

    Typically, you download a ".tar.gz" file and unzip it. Next there should be a README file in the current directory. 9 times out of 10, the README file will say to do the following:

    Code:
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
    ...however there's other ways of doing it. For instance, with a recent program of mine, the README file instructed the user to do stuff like:

    Code:
    gcc a.c b.c c.c d.c e.c -o binary
    sudo cp binary /usr/sbin
    Just read the README file. If it doesn't come with a README file, it's broken. If the README file isn't clear, concise and brief, it's broken.
    Ask questions on the open forums, that way everybody benefits from the solution, and everybody can be corrected when they make mistakes. Don't send me private messages asking questions that should be asked on the open forums, I won't respond. I decline all "Friend Requests".

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