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Old 09-01-2006, 01:34 AM   #1
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how do you install tar.gz file


I'm a newbie and am have no idea how to install tar.gz files. Also how do get into the root? I'm using Ubuntu 6.06
 
Old 09-01-2006, 01:39 AM   #2
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In the first place, there is probably no need for you to install a tar.gz file. Ubuntu has a very respectable library of binary programs, that you install using apt, a package manager.

Why don't you tell us exactly what you are trying to install, and if a manual install is necessary, someone will quickly direct you to a tutorial.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 02:32 AM   #3
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I'nstalling tar.gz files

I'm trying to install warzone 2100 .0.3
 
Old 09-01-2006, 02:35 AM   #4
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I'm installing tar.gz files

I'm trying to install warzone 2100 .0.3 I've heard of adept so I guess I'll learn it too. I love this operating system. Not once has it hung or anything like widoz seemed to do all the time.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 11:40 AM   #5
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You most likly wont find warzone 2100 in apt-get source list but you can download the installer here http://www.liflg.org/?catid=6&gameid=63 which will help you install the windows verson on your linux box.

Here are some more links that might come in handy.
http://www.happypenguin.org/show?War...02100&start=30
http://doc.gwos.org/index.php/Warzone_2100
Launchpad is also a great site to look on if you cant find a program in adept/apt-get.
https://launchpad.net/

Last edited by badgerbox76; 09-01-2006 at 11:43 AM.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 10:16 PM   #6
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If that doesn't work, you can "install" a tar.gz like so:

Unzip the archive:
Code:
tar -vxf your.tar.gz -C /your/install/path
then 'cd' to the install path and poke around for a file that will give you instructions on how to compile the application from source. Some common names are 'README', 'BUILD', or 'INSTALL' (caps usually means it documentation.

Most of the time, the program can be compiled and installed with:
Code:
./configure
make
make install
and you can get a list of configure options with
Code:
./configure --help
regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 09-09-2006, 04:18 PM   #7
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Some programs doesn't have a configure or make file in it. What do we do then?
 
Old 09-09-2006, 04:39 PM   #8
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look for a install.sh . Like the flash player pluggin. When you download you will see a file that says flashplayer-isntaller.sh.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 04:53 PM   #9
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The game I'm trying to install doesn't have a install.sh file and it doesn't say anything about the installing of it in the readme either.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 05:26 PM   #10
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There might be an INSTALL or a README file in there. Saved me a couple times. Always good to look through them anyway.

Sometimes there isn't "standard" documentation. There might be directions somewhere else. I've also seen a "docs" subdirectory in some tarballs that have readme and install in it. So it might be in a subdirectory as well.

EDIT: Also, is there an executable file in there? Something like a .bin? What game is it? Maybe someone knows more about it or someone might be able to download it and give you a quick synopsis.

Last edited by zetabill; 09-09-2006 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 05:47 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LonelyTraveler
The game I'm trying to install doesn't have a install.sh file and it doesn't say anything about the installing of it in the readme either.
Can you give us a list of files that are in the directory.
 
  


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