> I have used SUSE 9.1 for a good while now and it works
> So on another PC I installed 11.1 and find that if the RPM you were
> looking for doesn’t install so you turn to the Tarball. But our old
> friends configure and make have disappeared !!!
So maybe the program isn’t autoconf/automake based and doen’t have a
configure script? You chose not to give the program name. You may very
well have forgotten to “chmod u+x” it. And make sure “make” it installed.
> I think this goes beyond this within a bash session with su
> linux-koka:/# ./configure
> bash: ./configure : No such file or directory
> I haven’t found these programs within /bin or /sbin so it looks like
> they are missing some how.
The configure script is part of the program sources, it’s not a system
you are right, make & other ‘developer’ stuff is no longer part of the
DEFAULT install…but, it simple to fix:
open YaST > give root pass > go Software Management
when it whirred/thought and initialized a while it will present a
Search box on the left side of the new window…and, just above that a
Filter selector, spin that from “Search” to “Patterns” and then
scroll down in the patterns until you come to the “Developer” section
and check (at least) “Base Development” and “C/C++ Development” and
then (according to what you know you are gonna build, and its
dependencies you fill in other stuff as needed using either the
“pattern”, the “search” or the “package group” seek function…
oh, also changed from 9.3 to 11.1 is that not all the things that used
to work with sudo will…because…well, because someone besides me
made that decision…lots of ways around it, i use
which give root path and solves the prob…
enjoy and have fun…and, give the search function on the web forums a
> It appears that the Live CD with KDE4 of OpenSuse 11.1 does not include
> “make” or “configure”. I have just re-installed the OpenSuse 11.1 so as
> suggested if you want those functions.
openSUSE is a multi-purpose distribution. The default settings and packages
are a starting point. Unfortunately, it is impossible to fit every single
use case with a single default. Build tools were not included in the Live
CD on purpose. Whoever needs them can install then from the online
repositories with a single command.
Now while this applies to “make”, there is no way openSUSE will ever
ship “configure” for the simple reason that it comes with a source tarball,
NOT the distribution. You still seem to have trouble accepting that fact.
As other wrote you have to install the compiler. Also you should install the kernel sources and all sources needed by the program you want to compile. I also recommend to install checkinstall and compile with that program. You have to run this program as make from the console with the source dir as working dir. The advantage is that it doesn’t install the program directly but makes an rpm of it that you can install with Yast. So your new program is within your software managment.