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Old 07-14-2008, 04:48 AM   #1
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how to install a software from the .tar.gz file format ?f


hello i am a new user of Linux. i downloaded xmms installer from the net.but it is in tar.gz format and i don't know how to install the software from that format. plz help me out !
 
Old 07-14-2008, 04:51 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ If the software is in a tar.gz you will need to expand it. Do this:
Code:
tar zxvf <name-of-file>.tar.gz
cd <new folder created>
Inside the new folder you will see an INSTALL file and a README file. They will tell you what you need to do next.

You haven't said which distro of Linux you are using. There is a very good chance that your package manager will have XMMS in there and that will make the installation even easier.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 06:11 AM   #3
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Rather than compile stuff your self, use the package manager that comes with your system. Makes upgrade, uninstall etc easy.
If *buntu/debian -- apt-get install {Software_Name}
If Redhat/Mandriva/Fedora -- yum install {Software_Name}

Assuming you are using *buntu -- you can search for package with apt-cache search {description of functionality}
 
Old 07-14-2008, 06:19 AM   #4
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xavierp,

what did mean by distro. if u r meaning the version/type of the Linux, then i am using the redhat Linux enterprise 5. i didn't understand the solution u gave. where do i have to write that code? is it the terminal or i have to create a script. i am a new user of Linux. i just installed it. so if u clarify the whole process it will be better for me. by the way thank u for your suggestion.

kdrlx,

i have tried the yum command in the terminal. but it didn't work.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 07:03 AM   #5
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All code needs to be entered in a terminal. If you have RH5, you should use yum. As in (in a terminal and as root) enter:
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yum install xmms
 
Old 07-14-2008, 01:39 PM   #6
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Try ,to figure out problem on yourself, for this
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man command_name
 
  


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