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March 8th, 2012, 09:11 PM
I want to install the following program ( it has a L.c and MakeFile in its tar ball ) i have NO idea what i do after i download the tarball.
The program is here:

Could someone please give me some terminal commands that will get the above installed?
Btw i have a 64 Kubuntu if that makes any difference.

March 8th, 2012, 09:25 PM
post retracted

March 8th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Thanks but i am unable to run ./configure
natman@swan:~/Desktop/proj0src$ cd
natman@swan:~$ cd Desktop//proj0src/
natman@swan:~/Desktop/proj0src$ ls
L.c Makefile
natman@swan:~/Desktop/proj0src$ ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

( i have extracted the folder correctly, there was only the two files inside it )

Simian Man
March 8th, 2012, 09:43 PM
winh8r's instructions will only work for programs that use autotools, this is not one of those programs, so I don't know why he posted that.

When I extract the archive you posted, I only get a 32-bit executable called "L". This is not source, but a compiled program. You may have to install some 32-bit libraries to get it to run, but I don't want to try running some random EXE to help you with that.