./configure variations

alex radsky at ncia.net
Tue Nov 8 15:43:31 UTC 2005


>./configure means "run the configure in the current directory", so each
>./configure you run is different.  Some may have been generated by the
>standard Gnu tools, others may be hand-crafted or even malicious.  You
>would need to check with the person who created the package or tar file.
>--Mike Bird
Why would anyone post a tar file without giving specific instructions 
about using ./configure if special options are required?   


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