2019-09-11
Can not run configure command: “No such file or directory”
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Question

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
Answer
1

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
Can not run configure command: “No such file or directory”
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