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Re: [help-GIFT] how to install GNu Gift

From: David Squire
Subject: Re: [help-GIFT] how to install GNu Gift
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 13:08:28 +0000
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David Squire wrote:
Pratima wrote:
hello am installing GNU Gift version 0.1.11.
As said in the install file i have move to the folder where the source code is and then type ./configure.
Am getting this

address@hidden:~/personal/gift-0.1.11$ cd gift-0.1.11
address@hidden:~/personal/gift-0.1.11/gift-0.1.11$ ./configure
bash: ./configure: /bin/sh^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

but the file configure do exists in the folder.

Yes. Your bash shell is complaining that the interpreter specified on the shebang (#!) line at the start of ./configure can't be found. It should be looking for /bin/sh - the standard *nix shell which should exist on every linux and UNIX system.

My guess would be that /bin/sh *does* exist on your system, and it is the trailing ^M above that is the problem. That's a carriage return character (CR), which should not be there - *nix uses a single line-feed character as the end of line (LF), where as DOS-like systems use CR-LF. Still, I've never noticed this cause a problem with running scripts before. Did you do any of the file transfer and/or unpacking on a Windows box?

Also, why are you installing 0.1.11 instead of the most recent release (0.1.14)?



Dr David McG. Squire,  Senior Lecturer. On sabbatical in 2006.
Caulfield School of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia
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