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Aubrey Hayes
5th April 2006, 08:04 PM

I am new to Linux and have had some issues installing it on a homebrew PC, I have it installed and defined using the workstation procedures from the CDs FC4. I now want to retreive and install the Hercules package using the command line mode and I did the following:

logon as user
entered su and password
# mkdir ~/build
# cd ~/build
# wget http://www.hercules-390.org/hercules-3.04.1.tar.gz
# cd hercules-3.04.1
# configure (when I enter this command I get a message configure not found, but if I enter dir I can see the configure in the list, so the question is what am I doing wrong or how do I get it to find the configure?


5th April 2006, 08:08 PM
I've just checked and hercules seems to be available from yum. Make sure you're online, open a terminal, su to logon as root, type the following:

yum install hercules

If you want a gui for installing packages in the future:

yum install yumex

Aubrey Hayes
5th April 2006, 08:43 PM
Thank you, I will give it a try.


5th April 2006, 08:47 PM
Also read this to see how to setup yum repos:


5th April 2006, 08:52 PM

When you download a file that has an extension of tar.gz, you have a compressed tarball file

Step 1 : uncompress the file (gunzip file.tar.gz)

Step 2 : untar the file (tar -xvf file.tar).

Step 3 : cd into the directory

Step 4 : when you "ARE" in the directory which contains a file you want to run, you have to preface it with ./configure rather than just configure. The ./ says to "RUN FROM HERE". You can skip the ./ syntax if you specify the whole path (for example, /usr/bin/configure).

Hope that helps.