From: Chris Winne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun May 12 2002 - 12:41:56 EDT
On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 09:52:27AM -0500, Jenn and Damon wrote:
> I'm sorry if this is obvious, but I'm new to Linux and software compilation.
> I'm running Mandrake 8.2, and I downloaded the source tarball to
> $HOME/download/incoming. From there, I compiled the software according to the
> instructions on the Linux/Unix download page (unpack, su to root account,
> make). Since I didn't get any compilation error messages, I assume it worked.
> And now I have no idea where the binary (or binaries) for abiword are! Using
> locate and find to search for 'abi' and 'abiword' turned up nothing. I've
> also searched through the directory tree where I performed the 'make'
> command, and I still can't find an executable. What's up?
> Thanks in advance.
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Did you do a "make install" in the abiword/abi directory (as root)? The
first make can be done as a normal user (as with ./autogen.sh && ./configure).
The "make install" as root should install the binaries and associated files
within /usr/local, assuming you did not change any configuration defaults.
Note that the plugins require a separate compile and install, and since all
are not yet operational (this is an ongoing project, mind you), at least on
my system require some tweaking for success.
Good luck, the effort is worth it.
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