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November 24th, 2009, 07:55 PM
i dl'ed a program it says

3. Installation instructions

To configure, build and install Mail Notification, use the
following commands:

./jb configure
./jb build
sudo ./jb install

Note that a number of settings can be passed to the configure
stage, for instance:

./jb configure prefix=/opt cflags=-O3 pop3=no

For details, use:

./jb help

For more informations about JB (the Jean-Yves Lefort's Build
System), read jbsrc/lib/README.

Note to Sylpheed users: if you want more responsive
notifications, apply the patch data/sylpheed-locking.diff to
Sylpheed and recompile it.

soooooo, how to install? i opened up terminal and typing the text in ./jb configure doesn't work, comes back with no such file or directory .... and why not a point and click install process? it is way easier

November 24th, 2009, 08:03 PM
mail-notification is in the Ubuntu repositories.

sudo apt-get install mail-notification

should do the trick.

Downloading random installers from the Internet is kind of a "Windows way" of doing things. I highly recommend using the Ubuntu repositories whenever possible... that's what they're there for!

Good luck.