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In the website http://gfs.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Mac_OSX_Installation

In this line:

type from the source directory ...

What is source directory referring to ?

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This will be the directory with the contents of your tarball. Most likely the tarball itself will contain a single top level directory, with everything inside that. This is the one you are looking for! Since the next command is to run an autogen.sh script, you can check by confirming that the directory has one of those :)

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