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i am unable to locate the configure file refered to in
brlcad-7.6.4_linux_x86_64.tar.gz distribution. I am
running Fedora 5.0 64 and when i run autogen.sh it
says the file does not exist. Any suggestions would
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I'm not sure that I understand your situation. Is the configure file missing or
the configure.ac file? autogen.sh doesn't usually complain about configure.
Can you provide the entire output of ./autogen.sh -v ? That runs autogen.sh
in verbose mode, giving insight on each step.
That said, there should already be a configure script in the tarball. You don't
really need to run autogen.sh from a fresh tar zxvf.
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For the impatient or simplistic, the following should
and install BRL-CAD quickly into the /usr/brlcad directory.
have a configure script, run the following:
make install # as root, e.g. sudo make install
If you don't have a configure script, run the following to
the script then proceed with the steps above:
That is what the intall file says. when i run the command
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
sh: autogen.sh: No such file or directory
i am probably looking in the wrong directory to find these
files, but as far as i know they dont exist.
thanks for your help.
Ahh, I just realized what's going on. You downloaded a binary distribution,
not a source distribution. The documentation should probably be more clear
on the point that those instructions only apply to source distributions.
To install from the brlcad-7.6.4_linux_x86_64.tar.gz binary distribution, you
are going to unpack the tarball with something such as:
tar zxvf brlcad-7.6.4_linux_x86_64.tar.gz
This should result in a usr/brlcad directory getting created. You can then
move this directory to /usr to "install" it into place:
sudo mv usr/brlcad /usr/.
That will then result in a full install of BRL-CAD in the /usr/brlcad directory.
You can add /usr/brlcad/bin to your PATH and/or run mged, one of the GUI-
based tools for geometry modeling:
Hi sorry about this
ran into another snag when i used your advice
when i ran:
this is the output.
mged: error while loading shared libraries:
cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied
once again thanks for your help
Ah, that error is related to the new SELinux security model that Fedora uses.
You can either turn off the SELinux extension altogether, or change the
access control on the libraries that BRL-CAD provides. The latter should be
to run the following:
chcon -t texrel_shlib_t /usr/brlcad/rel-7.6.4/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
There is more information on the issue available here:
You can also find a wealth of discussion about that particular "cannot restore
segment prot after reloc" error via google as well.
Since I haven't heard a response from you as to whether that resolved the
run-time security model issue for you, I'm going to close out this report. If
you are still experiencing a problem, feel free to comment again on this
report or post another support request. Thanks for your interest in BRL-CAD!