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Old 02-17-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
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help, how do install programs from .taz.gz files?


as the title says really... i just dont have a clue
 
Old 02-17-2004, 03:02 PM   #2
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first you untar them:

$ tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz

then that makes a new directory with the name of the file. so you change to that directory (cd filename), and follow the directions in the INSTALL file, which usually tells you to do something like:

$ ./configure
$ make
# make install

($ = as user, # = as root)

have fun
 
Old 02-17-2004, 03:39 PM   #3
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ok, i unTARed the file, then using the FAQ on the website i tryewd to install the program, it says to use the command './amsn' or 'wish amsn' noth they both bring back an error msg...

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

Application initialization failed: this isn't a Tk applicationcouldn't connect to display ":0.0"
Error in startup script: invalid command name "option"
while executing
"option add *NoteBook.Label.$opt $val 30"
("foreach" body line 2)
invoked from within
"foreach {opt val} {
highlightThickness 0
borderWidth 0
relief raised
padX 3
padY ..."
(in namespace eval "::notebook" script line 7)
invoked from within
"namespace eval notebook {

if { $initialize_amsn == 1 } {
# Start by configuring the "compiled-in" default for the label to
# look like the comp..."
(file "./notebook.tcl" line 3)
invoked from within
"source [file join $program_dir notebook.tcl] "
(procedure "reload_files" line 7)
invoked from within
"reload_files"
(file "./amsn" line 177)

any idea of a way to get past this problem?
cheers SamJ
 
Old 02-17-2004, 03:45 PM   #4
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oh, and when i run ./configure it comes back with an error msg saying 'No such file or directory'
 
Old 02-17-2004, 03:57 PM   #5
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i think you probably need tcl/tk, linked to in the FAQ:
http://amsn.sourceforge.net/modules.php?name=FAQ

it says you don't need to compile anything, just untar and if you have the requirements (ie., tcl/tk) it's ready to run.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:17 PM   #6
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thanks for your help synaptical, just downloading tcl/tk, will see how i get on.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:39 PM   #7
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ok... i cant do './configure' and to install tcl/tk i need to be able... i dont know whats going on, just says 'no such file or directory' ....
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:42 PM   #8
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what distribution are you using? when you say "can't ./configure," what is it telling you?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:48 PM   #9
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sorry, should have said, im using SuSe 9 pro, when i type './configure' in the command line it comes back with an error msg saying 'no such file or directory' im sure its me doing something wrong, but i cant see what... thanks again
 
Old 02-17-2004, 06:47 PM   #10
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isn't there a SuSE .rpm?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 06:50 PM   #11
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nope, no .rpm files at all...
 
  


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