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asked 2013-09-01 11:11:02 -0500

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updated 2013-09-02 09:10:52 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hi folks,

actually I wanted to install museek+. On their homepage(, they say you could get the app easily form the official repository, but negative report. Another possibility is to install it from source, but you need cmake.

So I looked for cmake and a manual to tell me how to do it. I downloaded the latest binary for Linux i386, untarred it (if I can say so) and opened the directory. And here is where my problem begins:

The manual( (and every other manual as well - I looked up several) tells me to use the command ./bootstrap or ./configure, but the answer from the terminal is -bash: ./bootstrap: no such file or directory resp. -bash: ./configure: no such file or directory

It is possible that the solution can be rather simple as I am total beginner concerning Linux and Fedora, but I try to find my bearings and I would be grateful for any help.

Thanks in advance

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Are you trying to build cmake? Why aren't you just installing the cmake package?

wquine gravatar imagewquine ( 2013-09-01 11:57:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-01 12:55:11 -0500

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Unless you need a very specific version, you can just install the latest stable one from the Fedora repositories:

sudo yum install cmake

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Sorry for replying so late, but I've been busy this week. Thanks for your help. This solution has made my life so much easier. I'm one step closer to get museek+ going.

dcpust gravatar imagedcpust ( 2013-09-08 05:04:37 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-09-02 10:59:02 -0500

rheldaemon gravatar image

Is there any special reason why you want to compile said application as it is already in the Fedora repos as I have checked mentioned homepage:

To install cmake I would suggest to do this via: yum install cmake but you will also need all development tools and libraries and as a beginner I recommend you that you should install it via Fedora's repo. -HTH

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In fact, there is a good reason for compiling it on my own. As I mentioned above, museek+ pretends on its homepage that is part of Fedora repos, but it is not. I assume that it was, but has been taken out for a reason I don't know. All I know is that this is very unfortunate as compiling museek+ on your own is really a pain.

dcpust gravatar imagedcpust ( 2013-09-08 05:13:57 -0500 )edit

Ok I have checked and it seems that museek+ was in Fedora 9 and the offered source package is from 2009 and therefore I think I do not know whether you are able to compile it on a modern platform like Fedora 19 - in museek+ INSTALL file are mentioned the various requirements to compile it and I think it is easier to try to compile the package with system provided packages and tools as otherwise you risk to trash your system and maybe it is to much work and it is better to use an alternative which is already packaged for Fedora.

rheldaemon gravatar imagerheldaemon ( 2013-09-08 06:44:09 -0500 )edit

Can you suggest an alternative?

dcpust gravatar imagedcpust ( 2013-09-08 07:55:56 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-01-03 08:58:38 -0500

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Hi everybody and happy new year 2016 !

I am installing cmake on Fedora 23 -x86_64 becase the official RSTUDIO repository doesn't install as it lacks the source . After that I will try to figure out how cmake works ( I saw in the RSTUDIO READ ME FILE : Configure the build using cmake as appropriate, e.g.


Variables that control configuration include:

RSTUDIO_TARGET Desktop or Server

CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE Debug, Release, RelMinSize, or RelWithDebInfo

CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX Defaults: Linux (Desktop): /usr/local/lib/rstudio Linux (Server): /usr/local/lib/rstudio-server "

Hope it works !!!


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