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Re: windows cmd for ./configure

You don't do ./configure in cmd.exe.  You want to start a shell, like
bash.  cmd doesn't understand forward slashes and does not use . as a
part of commands standing for the current directory.
Cygwin should put a little shortcut in your start menu for "Cygwin
bash shell."  There are other ways to start it, but that is probably
easiest for you.  Once you are there you can navigate to the directory
where you unpacked the code you want to compile and you can do
./configure there, assuming the program you are compiling included a
"configure" script (ls will show you this), which they generally do.

On 4/30/11, Tim Prince <> wrote:
> On 4/30/2011 7:50 AM, Sayth Renshaw wrote:
>> Hi I am haaving trouble locating the answer to this question due to
>> the amount of results configure brings in the archives and google.
>> I am trying to use ./configure&&  make on the command line however the
>> '.' in ./configure causes an error. I know my make works as I have
>> used it already.
>> What is the cygwin version of ./configure&&  make for building
>> programs on windows. I am trying to build 'auctex'
> If the application is set up to be installed via configure, it should
> provide its own specific configure script, as it seems auctex has done.
>   Note that many applications require use of configure in the gnu
> standard way (make a new clean directory and cd into it, run the
> application's configure script from there).
> I'm sure there is plenty of bad advice about configure for other
> applications available by web search.  I note that the search string
> "configure auctex" shows that there apparently is a mail list devoted to
> auctex, where questions (after checking the instructions) might better
> be answered.  Even though this list is frequented by a few people active
> in the past on that list, I have probably gone well beyond the tolerance
> of this list for generalities about applications not specifically
> supported here.
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> Tim Prince
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