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Old 10-31-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
Jazz57
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Question how to download a tar program


Hi
A simple question that might be answered a lot of times.

I have a laptop with ubuntu 7.10 and linux mint 3.1 and decided to went away from Windows to Linux.

There are some programs that i can get from Synaptic or from add/remove programs but there are a lot of programs i want to download from the internet but they are in the tar.gz or tar.bz2 format.

How and what should i do to download the programs and install them in my distros??

Thanks for all help anyone can give me.
 
Old 10-31-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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Hi
A simple question that might be answered a lot of times.

I have a laptop with ubuntu 7.10 and linux mint 3.1 and decided to went away from Windows to Linux.

There are some programs that i can get from Synaptic or from add/remove programs but there are a lot of programs i want to download from the internet but they are in the tar.gz or tar.bz2 format.

How and what should i do to download the programs and install them in my distros??

Thanks for all help anyone can give me.
You can download the programs using the wget command. See:

man wget

Once you get the package downloaded here is an explanation on how to install the package:

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

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Old 10-31-2007, 01:17 PM   #3
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Although you could just right-click in firefox and choose save-as, it makes sense to copy the link and use wget in the gnome-terminal.
To download simply write 'wget ' and insert the link with ctrl-shift-v
 
Old 10-31-2007, 02:07 PM   #4
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To install after downloading -

if .tar
tar -xvf pkgname.tar

if .tar.gz
tar -zxvf pkgname.tar

the view the README or INSTALL doc. Usually you'd do -

cd /path/to/decompressed/files
./configure
make
su
make install
 
Old 10-31-2007, 07:05 PM   #5
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You can download the programs using the wget command. See:

man wget

Once you get the package downloaded here is an explanation on how to install the package:

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

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Steve Stites
Thanks for your help.

i am going to see the link you mentioned about it.

There is still a doubt i have.

Should i create a directory (forgive if the term is uncorrect) to receive the downloaded files ?

and if i have to install the program in one determined folder should i go to that folder by the console or by the GUI interface?

Maybe all that stuff is in the link you mentioned.

Anyway, thanks again
 
Old 10-31-2007, 07:08 PM   #6
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To install after downloading -

if .tar
tar -xvf pkgname.tar

if .tar.gz
tar -zxvf pkgname.tar

the view the README or INSTALL doc. Usually you'd do -

cd /path/to/decompressed/files
./configure
make
su
make install
Thanks for your help

i will try it as soon as possible
 
Old 10-31-2007, 07:14 PM   #7
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Although you could just right-click in firefox and choose save-as, it makes sense to copy the link and use wget in the gnome-terminal.
To download simply write 'wget ' and insert the link with ctrl-shift-v
Thanks for your help.

I will try your way also.

Thanks again
 
  


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