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Old 06-26-2003, 10:18 PM   #1
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how do we work with *.tgz file?


Hi,

How do we work with *.tgz files? I want to install on of these kinda of file, so what command do I use? tar???
 
Old 06-26-2003, 10:25 PM   #2
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A *.tgz file could be either a *.tar.gz file (extesion shortened-not that common now) or a Slackware package.
If you must ask, it is usually best to use a package made for your distribution or compile from souce (usually *.tar.gz now-a-days).
Is this an unusual or older program not available in a Suse RPM or is it just the first file you have found of it?
 
Old 06-26-2003, 10:26 PM   #3
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If its a Slackware Package (it would say it on the website), then you use:

installpkg [packagename].tgz


Other than that, its just a shortening for tar.gz , so use it just like you would any tarball.

tar -xvzf [filename].tgz
 
Old 06-26-2003, 10:42 PM   #4
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Thank you contrasutra and 2damncommon, I got it.

It was a tar.gz, I used the command (by contrasutra) and it worked. Thank you very much both of you!


Now how do I have to run/execute the program? it has this executable file 'ic4'. As far as I know its a GUI program.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 10:46 PM   #5
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Got it, just have to change PATH!

Thank you.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 10:47 PM   #6
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Got it, just have to change PATH!
That was the reply I was typing.
Good work.
 
  


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