I need to remotely install a program on a Linux computer. I do:
./configure make make install
However I seem to get issues when I run
./configure (it's a separate problem) where the configuration screen essentially freezes; it doesn't move past a certain check. I need to stop the configuration so I do Ctrl+z, and that lets me use the terminal again.
However, it seems to me the process does not stop. I see the
config.log file continue to grow in bytes (gets to be 40+MB). This is a problem since now the process is ongoing and creating this log file that I don't know to what size it will grow to.
I need to reboot the computer in order to stop the configure script now working in the background. I can't see find it's PID when I use the top command to view the processes.
How can I stop
./configure script through the terminal successfully?