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I have downloaded a few programs tar and rpm and have installed them to my mandrake distro. I am having problems with doing tar installs from the command line. I gunzip the file then use tar xvf for the file then change to the directory it made, this is where I start having problems. I have started moving these files to /usr/ local/ diredtory before starting at the command line. after using the tar command I change to the directory it creates and try
./configure make makeintall. but I always get some sort of error. sometimes it tells me to install and I try that and it says to check install --help which brings up a page of instructions which confuses me even more. I would appreciate any help I can get thanks ahead of time
I usually get the program to work by using super user (file manager)
going to home directory where the file I need to start the install is usually located and click on it. I have been fortunate that this has worked for me but I would like to be able to do it all fromt the command line. thanks again
Last edited by popcorn5714; 09-13-2002 at 02:51 PM.