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Re: [LUG] Install from source


On 09/01/14 18:48, Rob Beard wrote:
bad apple <mr.meowski@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 09/01/14 11:46, Gordon Henderson wrote:

What error message would you like it to print? How about: This file does not exist. I've tried to find it for you, but really, it's not there, and I'm a computer, I know what I'm talking about. If you want me to try again, I will, but really, the file is not there. It is an ex-file, a file no more, it's gone to the great bit-bucket in the sky (if it ever existed in the first place, which frankly, I doubt) Retry, Abort or take up baking?
:) I, for one, would absolutely *love* it if my operating systems would talk to me like that. Commonly seen in OpenBSD but not in any other OS I know of by default, is the "insults" feature of sudo where it will abuse you if you typo your password: http://www.bani.com.br/lang/en/2007/01/sudo-insults/ I once made the mistake of enabling that for a medical research lab in a hospital and then had a huge spike in my security logging as the post-grad students gleefully showed all their colleagues what happened when they tried to sudo... Regards

Gordon's reply really did make me laugh.

Sometimes I find the thing that frustrates me is getting told that something doesn't work. No error messages or anything just that it doesn't work.

Ho hum, I'm the same when it comes to cars, it's just making a noise.

I'll check those links out this evening :-)

Sent from my Sinclair ZX Spectrum

I read that message to mean "./configure does not exist". If it means "file you're trying to configure does not exist" then it should say so. And usually that is the message in my experience.  I guess the devil is in the detail, that colon after ./configure.  (Goes off and sulks 'cos the big boys laughed at him)

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