Configure script

From Linuxintro

Linux software sources typically come accompanied by a file named configure. It is a script that prepares the build process and must be called before the make step. To compile, link and install your software, call:

make install


It is quite typical for beginners that configure stops with errors. Usually, this is because you do not have all packages installed that are needed to build the software. If configure complains, install the development package that it cannot find. In the following example, the development packages for xorg are missing:

$ ./configure
checking for vsnprintf... yes
checking for snprintf... yes
checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!