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error Bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

Post#1 by jmurrinux » 25 Oct 2015, 07:12

I'm stuck when I'm trying to compile from source firefox 41.0.2

1- I'm following this tutorial http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... ource.html
2- I get this error "Bash: ./configure: No such file or directory" for the following commands

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./configure --prefix=/usr

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grep "DESTDIR" Makefile

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./configure --prefix=$TMP
3- I did verify the existence of the packages: autoconf, and m4. They are installed.

Really want to learn this to share the update with the community.
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Re: error Bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

Post#2 by fanthom » 25 Oct 2015, 07:36

Please try this:

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./autoconf
./configure 
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Re: error Bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

Post#3 by jmurrinux » 25 Oct 2015, 15:51

Returns the same error with
/.autoconf
/.autoconf --prefix=/usr
before doing that I made sure the module devel.xzm was activated
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Re: error Bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

Post#4 by francois » 25 Oct 2015, 17:06

It might be because you are issuing your commands from the wrong folder. You have to cd in the right folder, the one where is the install and readme file.
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Re: error Bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

Post#5 by jmurrinux » 26 Oct 2015, 07:15

Okay, here are my steps
  1. downloaded firefox and landed on /home/guest/Downloads/firefox-41.0.2.tar.bz2
  2. moved the file to ~/tmp
  3. Applied tar xvjf firefox-41.0.2.tar.bz2
  4. cd /tmp/firefox
  5. Applied variable PKG=firefox
  6. Applied variable TMP=/tmp/$firefox
  7. Applied ./configure --prefix=/usr "received the error"
  8. Applied ./autoconf --prefix=/usr "received the error"
  9. cd /tmp
  10. Applied ./configure --prefix=/usr "received the error"
  11. Applied ./autoconf --prefix=/usr "received the error"
Firefox minimum requirements, source: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/4 ... uirements/
Firefox will not run at all without the following libraries or packages:
  • GTK+ 2.18 or higher
  • GLib 2.22 or higher
  • Pango 1.14 or higher
  • X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)
  • libstdc++ 4.3 or higher
For optimal functionality, we recommend the following libraries or packages:
  • NetworkManager 0.7 or higher
  • DBus 1.0 or higher
  • HAL 0.5.8 or higher
  • GNOME 2.16 or higher
What am I missing? :wall: Is possible to compile it?
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Re: error Bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

Post#6 by fanthom » 26 Oct 2015, 07:46

I have an impression that you are trying to compile a precompiled binary :)

You need this:

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firefox-41.0.2.source.tar.xz
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Re: error Bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

Post#7 by jmurrinux » 27 Oct 2015, 06:54

fanthom, you were so right. I thank you for letting me know that. :)

I'm testing the new Firefox version and actually I wrote this message while running the application. There some observations though, Mozilla recommends to run their pre-compiled web browser from the terminal. This I learned:
  • I was able to run it with this command ./Firefox
  • the terminal window needs to stay open so the web browser doesn't shuts down with it
  • I get this message after running the script on the terminal:
    # (process:6979): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion `sys_page_size == 0' failed
  • additional error messages on terminal after restarting Firefox from within are in this paste bin bash-output-firefox-linux
  • Will be okay to convert the Firefox folder into a porteus module with the help of USM?
  • What else you or forum pal would kindly recommend, please?
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