View Full Version : lost configure recently

November 14th, 2007, 12:11 AM

yesterday I tried compiling a program for the first time since I upgraded to Gutsy. I haven't been able to configure so that I can then make the program.

I was going through the standard
make install

but the configure command was missing.

three weeks ago I was able to build one fine with Feisty. Has anyone else had this problem, and what did you do to get the command back?


November 14th, 2007, 02:22 AM
The smaller the project, the less likely it is to use the automated tools.

Small projects often do not use configure. There usually will be a
Makefile, README, or INSTALL file. Get it where the source is to
be found. That place should be within one of the files in the package.

If configure is missing, it is too much trouble to recreate it. Make do
without it.


November 15th, 2007, 03:10 PM
If you come across Makefile.am, configure.ac and other files in the source directory, try running autoreconf -i to regenerate the Makefiles and the configure script. (Also make sure you have all the necessary build dependencies installed.)