Installing Darwine

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  1. eximius vir macrumors newbie

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    #1
    http://forum.insanelymac.com/lofiversion/index.php/t18111.html

    i went to this site to help me out, and i downloaded everything it told me to do, but I really don't know how to use the terminal. How do you find a directory in a terminal for a program? Thanks!



    go to that directory in the terminal and
    CODE
    ./configure && make && sudo make install
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    #2
    "cd" = Change Directory

    so if you put it in a folder named "foo" on the desktop. Open Terminal and type
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop/foo
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  3. eximius vir thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how would i get into my applications folder then, instead of my desktop. i tried cd ~/applications/darwine

    but it didn't work :(
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    It's case sensitive, so you may need ~/Applications/Darwine, use the tab key for completion, e.g. hit ~/A<TAB>/D<TAB>

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  5. eximius vir thread starter macrumors newbie

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    every time i hit tab all this stuff pops up. i know this sounds stupid, but can you tell me what to do for that step by step? thanks.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    That just means you have more than one match, narrow it down and hit <TAB> again. if A<TAB> gives you too many matches, try Ap<TAB>

    I don't know exactly what the files and folders are called so it's hard to give any more detail than I have.

    Perhaps you should use Finder to move the folder somewhere else that is easier to navigate to say in your user folder (a.k.a. ~) and give it a unique name (e.g. ZZZ) so you could go to ~/ZZZ.

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  7. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    It depends where he stores his applications. I keep mine on / instead of the home folder. What you could do is just open a terminal folder type cd, and then just go to your applications folder and drag the Darwine folder into the terminal and press enter. That will take you directly to the folder you wanna go to.
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    I forgot that Finder would drag and drop the folder name! Good call!

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  9. eximius vir thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I"M BACK!!@!!!! Sorry. I tried dragging my folder there, and it still didn't recognize
    s136n18:~/Desktop/freetype-2.1.10 jimhearne$ cd ~/Applications/Darwine
    -bash: cd: /Users/jimhearne/Applications/Darwine: No such file or directory

    weird??
     

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