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Old 04-16-2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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General Tarball procedures


what is the general procedure for installing tarballs? I use Ubuntu so im able to get by without touching them for the most part but i would like to know how to get them installed. so far here's what i know

$ sudo tar -zxvf 'filename.tar.gz'
$ make (from the created directory)
 
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After untar'ing, go look for some doco in the exploded dir - readme usually.
Generally it's "./configure; make; make install", but is really up to the author. As a last resort you could look through the makefile, but I suspect that may be a bit "deep" at this stage.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 09:23 PM   #3
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when i just typed Make into the terminal it said that the command had no target.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 09:43 AM   #4
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Hi,
you need to execute ./configure first, this command create the "make" resources.

Try to read some document, in general "INSTALL" or "README".

the common steps are:

./configure
make
make install

but I insist, first read de author documents, because each tar has particular steps.

sorry, I have poor english, but i think you understand me.

bye
good luck!

iohan.
 
  


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