I'm a complete beginner to Fedora - I have moved from Mint, which I only used for about a month. Makefiles confused the hell out of me there too.
I have a .tar.gz file that I would like to install on my computer. It contains a makefile and 2 folders (lib,src), I have spent about 2 hours on google trying to figure it out. No matter what I do in the terminal nothing seems to work. I know I can't be doing this right, so be kind to me if I'm making some hillarious newbie mistake!
This command got me somewhere "tar xfvz hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_112.tar.gz"
It came up with a whole lot of info starting with "Makefile"
The website I was on then instructed me to type "./configure"
All I got was "bash: ./configure: No such file or directory"
I thought I'd try the next step in the tutorial "make"
The response is "KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
make: *** /lib/modules/3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [all] Error 2"
The next step "make install"
"install -D -m 755 wl.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/wl.ko
install: cannot stat `wl.ko': No such file or directory
make: *** [install] Error 1"
I have tried other what other websites have reccomended but have had no luck. One prompted me to open the file from the terminal like "cd /var/tmp/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_112.tar.gz" but it says no such directory.
I have no idea and am annoyed that something so simple needs to be so complicated and hard to find online. I'm trying to break free from Windows and learn something new, but my patience is running thin. I can understand the complexity if I was doing something intense, but I'm not.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm inching towards retreating back to windows (I don't really want to give up, but my headache is getting more and more painful!!)