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    How to install ./configure

    I am posting in Ubuntu although I have a problem using ./configure for *.bz2 files etc . Mint - this OS seems to be based on the same principles, perhaps and my hope is that someone will have a solution in either forum, or that there is none. For example I want to update quicktime in firefox but I can't get sudo aptitude install * to work in a terminal, although this worked for firefox. I downloaded the *.bz2 file but ./configure is not recognized. Is there a way to add this function?
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    Re: How to install ./configure

    Assuming there is a ./configure file present, you need to unzip the bz2 file to its own directory and navigate to the directory with the command line before trying to run ./configure from the command line.

    Have a look fore a "readme" file in the bz2 archive: it should have the necessary information in it.
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    Re: How to install ./configure

    If you want to compile stuff then make sure you install the build-essential package first.

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    Re: How to install ./configure

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    Re: How to install ./configure

    Do you have a link to the bz2 file you downloaded?

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    Re: How to install ./configure

    First and foremost you have to have everything required for the packages you are trying to compile first. Secondly you need to unzip it and cd to the directory containing the ./configure file before running it. Then hopefully it goes smoothly. There is usually a readme file contained within that gives detailed instructions.
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