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Old 05-20-2009, 03:17 PM   #1
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hi I'm new in ubuntu and i want to install file.tar.gz but i find it difficult. please help me with details 'cause I'm 0000!!!!
 
Old 05-20-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...ms_from_Source
 
Old 05-20-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
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hi I'm new in ubuntu and i want to install file.tar.gz but i find it difficult. please help me with details 'cause I'm 0000!!!!
This is like saying: "I'm trying to get a rock out of the ground, but it's difficult....."

How big is the rock?
How deep?
Buried under how many tree roots?
Type of soil?

OK: .tar.gz is an archiving and compression format. You do not "install" a .tar.gz file. After you extract (tar -xzvf filename), then open the folder to see what the next step is.

Finally, what are you trying to install and have you looked in the package manager?
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:07 PM   #4
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hhhh

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Old 05-20-2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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hhhh
This is not fair. Why delete your post? Anyway, you will find detailed instructions in the INSTALL file inside the directory you've extracted. This is valid for almost all the source. Also read the README file. If you experience some problem, tell us the exact command you issued and the exact error messages. Good luck!
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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This is not fair. Why delete your post?
The post was still on LQ Spy:
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well I'm trying to install jahshaka, I extracted it but i don't know what is the next step. please help me with details "what to write in Terminal'.
I don't know why that was deleted, but there you go
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:31 PM   #7
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It's a very good practice to search this forum before putting any post. I have participated in a forum relating what you are asking here that was also about how to install a tar.gz file..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...559/page2.html


Cheers!!

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Old 05-20-2009, 04:38 PM   #8
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i followed the instructions but when i wrote make it told me no make file found
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:39 PM   #9
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The post was still on LQ Spy
He he... I understand why they call it "spy", now!
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:41 PM   #10
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i followed the instructions but when i wrote make it told me no make file found
Well... post the last 20-30 lines of the output of the ./configure step. Maybe it terminated with some error and the Makefile was not created. Usually this comes out when you miss some dependency (in that case you have to install something else before being able to compile the needed software).
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:51 PM   #11
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ok I've understood there is some dependencies i have to install
 
Old 05-20-2009, 04:54 PM   #12
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"The only dependencies you need are Qt 3.x, freetype 2.x and glut 3.7+. You can" this is what is written in the readme file but where do i find these dependencies?
 
Old 05-20-2009, 05:12 PM   #13
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You can search the binary packages using synaptic. If I remember well you can find it under the menu System --> Administration. Click on the Search button and look for qt, freetype and glut. If the little square on the left of the package name is white, the package is not installed. Click on it to select for installation and when you've finished click the apply button.

Furthermore, usually when you compile a software from source, you need also the devel packages (qt-devel, freetype-devel, glut-devel or similar). These provide the header files and the libraries needed by the source code you're trying to compile. Install them as well.

Here is the documentation about synaptic: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto
 
Old 05-20-2009, 05:15 PM   #14
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You can search the binary packages using synaptic. If I remember well you can find it under the menu System --> Administration. Click on the Search button and look for qt, freetype and glut. If the little square on the left of the package name is white, the package is not installed. Click on it to select for installation and when you've finished click the apply button.

Furthermore, usually when you compile a software from source, you need also the devel packages (qt-devel, freetype-devel, glut-devel or similar). These provide the header files and the libraries needed by the source code you're trying to compile. Install them as well.

Here is the documentation about synaptic: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto
thanks
 
Old 05-21-2009, 07:37 AM   #15
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Ubuntu 'jahshaka repo' ( dapper )

( http://jahshaka.org/forum/showthread...oto=nextnewest )
http://repo.jahshaka.org/ubuntu/dapper/
http://repo.jahshaka.org/ubuntu/dapper/binary-i386/

Packages installed on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty :
The relevant output of
sudo cat /var/log/dpkg.log | grep "\installed\ " > dpkg.log-210509.txt
( with comments ) ... attached ..
Attached Files
File Type: txt _dpkg.log-210509.txt (1.6 KB, 23 views)

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