[Techtalk] Install went wrong

Jenn Vesperman jenn at anthill.echidna.id.au
Sun Nov 10 17:43:27 EST 2002

On Sun, 2002-11-10 at 16:29, Andrew wrote:
> Jen V, 
> 	That/this helps a lot. Few of my readings give in *plain* language what
> is happening. For me this is a slow and long learning process. Can I
> simply trash the the compiled stuff(?) and unpack a new targz? Or will
> that leave "stuff" around in other folders?  Put another way, does
> ./configure put stuff in other directories or does that happen with
> "make" or  only with "make install"? 

It depends on the exact configure script. The best way to remove the
stuff is to use the 'make clean' (or similar command) provided with the
source code.

> > Then you will need to read the INSTALL file and find the script
> > (usually a make script similar to 'make clean') that gets read of the
> > detritus of failed installation attempts, run it, then run the
> > configure/make/make install sequence again..... 
> > Does this help?
> 	How is the weather where you are? Dry & warm? I am still a bit dazzeled
> by the ability to "talk" to strangers from all over the world. 

yes, we're in a drought. And if you're in the USA, it's probably
'tomorrow' for me.

Jenn V.
    "Do you ever wonder if there's a whole section of geek culture 
        	you miss out on by being a geek?" - Dancer.

jenn at anthill.echidna.id.au     http://anthill.echidna.id.au/~jenn/

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