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To install tar.gz packages
1) extract "tar -xzf package.tar.gz"
2) Look for instructions in "README" or "INSTALL". If none - try
3) usually "./configure"
5) "make test" (this may not be a valid command all the time)
6) "make install"
As for making linux talk to windows - Neither speak marsian but there are numerous ways to transfer files between the 2.
sorry but what do you mean with ./configure ?
i need the details of that because i can't find it
and i did read the install wasn't much use .... ( ecpecialy when i'm new to it i don't get that language i got the part with command only not totaly... didn't knew the ending and what kind of shortcut ect. )
it's very hard because i got used to the windows operating system
and i never installed anyprograms with linux
and does anybody know collige linux? ( if yes does it has an auto update somewear ? )
it's just that i switched from an other operating system i had the most linux which is most used any way
Use the following. Commands are in quotation marks, but the quotation marks should not be typed:
"tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz"
(where filename.tar.gz is the actual name of the file you downloaded)
(where filename is the directory containing the extracted files...usually the names are the same. Ex: test.tar.gz will extract to a directory named test)
(This will ask you for your root password. Type it and press enter)
That should install most software. Sometimes running "./configure" will produce an error that something is missing. Normally you can download what is missing, or install it from your distribution's install CD.
Another note is that you can do more than one command at a time. For example: "./configure; make; make install" will do all 3 commands, one after another. This is helpful when you know you're going to be eating or taking a dump and want all of the commands to execute while you're gone. If there is a problem running one of the commands everything will stop where the error occurred.