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Old 04-17-2001, 03:47 PM   #1
hextex
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Hello! Can anyone explain how to install a program, or post a URL that explains it well. Any most formats like .tar.gz


Thanks a lot guys
 
Old 04-17-2001, 04:04 PM   #2
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Well the tricky part about installing a program is most of them differ from each other.

A tar.gz file usually starts out like this:

# tar -xzvf /name-of-file-here-to-unzip

This should place all the unzipped files in a new directory usually named after the file name.
Then from there, you want to search for a README or INSTALL text file and that will give you all the necessary info to make your install.

Other than that, any site with a download most likely has questions and answers for installing the program your installing and downloading.
 
  


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