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#1 2007-12-31 00:18:16

Registered: 2007-12-31
Posts: 1

Can't compile from source on Fedora 8

Evening Folks.

This is my first post of probably many more on Xfce forums. Before I can embark on the Xfce journey I need to get it installed. I have Fedora 8 x64 and I know there is a precompiled package in the repositories but every time I install Xfce there are package management and sound problems.

So instead of the repo package I thought I would compile from source. The instructions on the Xfce say to unpack the tarball and execute:

./configure && make && make install

This results in the following response:

./configure: No such file or directory

I can't find anyone on the net with the same problem. I know I can't see any configure file or makefile in the unpacked tarball, so what do I do to get this thing installed form source in F8? Here is a copy from ls in the src directory:

[root@localhost src]# ls
exo-0.3.4.tar.bz2                           xfce4-dev-tools-
exo-0.3.4.tar.bz2.asc                     xfce4-icon-theme-4.4.2.tar.bz2
gtk-xfce-engine-2.4.2.tar.bz2          xfce4-icon-theme-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc
gtk-xfce-engine-2.4.2.tar.bz2.asc    xfce4-mixer-4.4.2.tar.bz2
libxfce4mcs-4.4.2.tar.bz2               xfce4-mixer-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc
libxfce4mcs-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc         xfce4-panel-4.4.2.tar.bz2
libxfce4util-4.4.2.tar.bz2                 xfce4-panel-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc
libxfce4util-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc          xfce4-session-4.4.2.tar.bz2
libxfcegui4-4.4.2.tar.bz2                xfce4-session-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc
libxfcegui4-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc          xfce-mcs-manager-4.4.2.tar.bz2
mousepad-0.2.13.tar.bz2               xfce-mcs-manager-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc
mousepad-0.2.13.tar.bz2.asc        xfce-mcs-plugins-4.4.2.tar.bz2
orage-4.4.2.tar.bz2                       xfce-mcs-plugins-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc
orage-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc                 xfce-utils-4.4.2.tar.bz2
README                                    xfce-utils-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc
Terminal-0.2.8.tar.bz2                  xfdesktop-4.4.2.tar.bz2
Terminal-0.2.8.tar.bz2.asc            xfdesktop-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc
Thunar-0.9.0.tar.bz2                     xfprint-4.4.2.tar.bz2
Thunar-0.9.0.tar.bz2.asc              xfprint-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc
xfce-4.4.2.md5                            xfwm4-4.4.2.tar.bz2
xfce-4.4.2.sha1                           xfwm4-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc
xfce4-appfinder-4.4.2.tar.bz2        xfwm4-themes-4.4.2.tar.bz2
xfce4-appfinder-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc  xfwm4-themes-4.4.2.tar.bz2.asc

Hope someone can help with this. Please note, with the repo problems I've had compiling from source is my safest option at the moment.

Thank you everybody.


#2 2007-12-31 20:33:37

Registered: 2007-12-31
Posts: 1

Re: Can't compile from source on Fedora 8

Have you unpacked also the applications packages? (ie: all tar.bz2 packages in the src dir)


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