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Old 09-03-2011, 11:45 PM   #1
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can any say me how to install tar.bz2 files in linux
note:-i donot have internet connection
 
Old 09-03-2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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In most cases you'll compile them via
unpack the tarball:
Code:
tar xvf package
then
Code:
cd package-dir
./configure
make
sudo make install
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:56 PM   #3
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Tar.bz2 files are compressed files. Commonly, they need to be extracted ("unzipped" in Windows terms), them compiled.

This link explains the process.

http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/softinstall.html

It is usually not complicated. It just requires having the required underlying software and following the directions.

Again, as with your other post, please use descriptive thread titles. It helps persons who can help find your posts.

Also, welcome to Linux. Linux is not Windows. There will be a learning curve (just as there was with Windows).

Linux will not act like Windows, but, as someone who is reasonably good with both OS's, I have become convinced that Linux is more logical and, ultimately, easier.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 01:49 AM   #4
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Quote:
can any say me how to install tar.bz2 files in linux
note:-i donot have internet connection
with so little information ,there is no real answer we can give
we can guess that it is a source file and you need to build it ??? -- but that is A GUESS .
we can guess that it is a prebuilt like Firefox -- but that is A GUESS .
we can guess that it is a prebuilt rpm or deb like OpenOffice -- but that is A GUESS .

what we can NOT guess on is WHAT this program IS
Nor can we guess on the Operating System you have installed .

I suggest you read
" How To Ask a Question "
https://www.linuxquestions.org/linux...Ask_a_Question

"Please READ this before posting!"
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...osting-356388/
 
Old 09-04-2011, 01:54 AM   #5
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with so little information ,there is no real answer we can give
we can guess that it is a source file and you need to build it ??? -- but that is A GUESS .
we can guess that it is a prebuilt like Firefox -- but that is A GUESS .
we can guess that it is a prebuilt rpm or deb like OpenOffice -- but that is A GUESS .
Good
 
Old 09-04-2011, 03:44 AM   #6
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Looking forward to "ugly".

Last edited by brianL; 09-04-2011 at 03:49 AM.
 
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:38 AM   #7
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While 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' is famous, there was also a less well-known cover of the theme called 'The Good, the Bad and the Indifferent'. I guess that we'll know more at the next posting. Well, unless, in the search for a really bad thread title, the OP goes for 'The' as the thread title...

Given that choosing a good thread title contributes to getting the right kind of attention to a thread (as opposed to people just turning up and making comments that don't help the poster get an answer to their problem, like this) I don't know why people do this.
 
  


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