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Old 02-03-2005, 01:37 PM   #1
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*tar.gz


Ok, i installed linux on my xbox, legally.
Im tottally NEW to linux.
But i want to play some sipmle, free games.
So I downloaded some, and I don't know how to install them...
files are filename.tar.gz
I can unzip them using winzip on my normal PC with windows.
Then i can unzip the *.tar using winzip on my normal PC with Windows.
Then i can upload it to my xbox.
BUT THEN?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 01:41 PM   #2
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If you're using Winsucks you can use winrar to untar your file...

http://www.rarlab.com/

Then read the README or INSTALL in the file to see how you go about installing it.

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Old 02-03-2005, 01:43 PM   #3
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I can unzip/rar the files. I said that.
But what next. What file do i have to execute... remember it is just the 2nd day for my with linux
 
Old 02-03-2005, 01:45 PM   #4
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What are you installing? There's different ways to install things.

./configure
make
make installl

sometimes

make
make install

You'll have to read the README or INSTALL file to see. That's what they are there for.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 01:46 PM   #5
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tar -xzvf [FILE]

to extract tar.gz in linux.

Could you post a link to the games you downloaded?

Usually to install software from source on linux:

cd to directory

./configure
make
su
[ type root password]
make install

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Old 02-03-2005, 01:50 PM   #6
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beginning of a readme file.


MPI Tic Tac Toe (ttt) v0.16
Written by Benjamin Miller <bmiller128@yahoo.com>
-------------------------------------------------

This is a tic tac toe program that can be compiled either for MPI or
as a sequential program. The AI engine is a recursive, alpha pruning
algorithm that can search to a specified depth. Boards can be square,
with 3, 4, 5, or 6 rows (though the AI is only optimized for 3- and
5-row boards).


INSTALLATION
------------

First run `make depend'. Then, compile with `make' (or, to compile
with MPI, run `make MPI=1' or uncomment the line `MPI = 1' in the
Makefile). I've tested ttt with Linux (x86) and Solaris (sparc). It
should work on any UNIX platform, though.




Ok here is the installation, but im a tottally noob on linux, so i do not understand what it means.

Does it mean to start a 'terminal' and then type "make depend" and the type "make"



or something else?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 01:54 PM   #7
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yes. it will then compile the program to an executable file in the source directory.

type ./[program file name] to run the program.

(note: use 'ls' to see contents of the directory)
 
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make depend
make
su
make install
 
Old 02-03-2005, 01:56 PM   #9
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Ok, i see what i can do. If im stuck. I come back here tomorrow. I've got homework to do.
but thanks.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 01:58 PM   #10
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go to the folder where the file is then type: tar -zxvf (file name).tar.gz

thatīs all
 
Old 02-03-2005, 02:12 PM   #11
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what happens then? finished? what file do i have to execute?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 02:15 PM   #12
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if it compiled ok, no errors, you normally type

./[whatever the program's called]

if this doesn't work do 'ls' and look for something that looks executable or copy the results on to the forum.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 02:16 PM   #13
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Ok, i try it tonight. Goodnight then.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 05:23 PM   #14
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Right here, on this site:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=15

Dotan Cohen
http://English-Lyrics.com
 
Old 02-04-2005, 09:16 AM   #15
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Hey thank you very much. If this won't work. My gentooX sucks :P
 
  


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