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Old 12-07-2007, 02:48 AM   #1
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How to install .tar.bz2 files


Hi Folks,

I just entered this linux forums and I have questions with you guys. Please be aware that I'm still noob in linux. Here we go.

I have a VMWare with an image of fc6. I want to install these files in this machine and Ijust dont know how to do it. I got these files as I searched over the net about openwsman. Because I planned to install openwsman in this machine.

Here are the files that I want to install:

openwsman-1.5.1.tar.bz2
sblim-sfcc-2.0.2.tar.bz2
subversion-1.4.5.tar.bz2

Does anyone know about openwsman and how to install it in VMWare/Linux?
Your help greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Noldar Aral
 
Old 12-07-2007, 03:04 AM   #2
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Other people may use slightly different methods, but I usually do :

tar xvf <filename>.tar.bz2

after that, cd <filename>

then use Vi to read the README/INSTALL files which are generally included in the tar file.

I don't know those particular bits of software, so reading those (or similarly named) files will probably be a good idea.

depending on the software, you might have to do
./configure
make
make install

or it could be as simple as running a built in shell (.sh) script installer.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 03:08 AM   #3
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first type bunzip2 filename.tar.bz2

then it will come as filename.tar

finally tar xvf filename.tar

then cd filename

./configure
make
make install
make check
 
Old 12-07-2007, 03:18 AM   #4
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Thank you guys. I'll do this right away.

Advance Merry Christmas
 
Old 12-07-2007, 03:34 AM   #5
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By the way, before installing programs by building source code from tarballs, you should look in your package manager to see if there is a pre-built version to install. This is much easier and faster, and you don't have to install all the compiler tool chain.

Building from source is an option, but if you're new to Linux and don't have development experience, you should always prefer installing using pre-built packages where possible.

Of the three things you listed, at least subversion is in the standard repositories for most distros.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 03:42 AM   #6
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Where can I find this package manager? I'm using VMWare with image of fedora-fc6-i386.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 04:00 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nodar View Post
Where can I find this package manager? I'm using VMWare with image of fedora-fc6-i386.
the packagemanager is yum in fedora.
man yum
will give you the manual how to use it.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 04:14 AM   #8
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I already checked the package manager. I believe it's now safe to install them. Thanks to all the replies.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 04:50 AM   #9
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In Fedora you may add additional repositories that contain more applications. They are not available after default installation fFor example livna repository).
 
Old 12-07-2007, 05:50 AM   #10
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I just did a test install of Fedora 6 in a VM and I can find packages for both sblim and subversion in the package manager. I didn't add any extra repositories either, so with these you might find one for the other as well...
 
Old 12-10-2007, 05:50 AM   #11
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Hi Mattew,

Did you install all the updates? Maybe its because I didn't install the updates or I dont know. Btw, how can I check if this package is existing or not? What command is executed?

thanks in a milliom,

nodar
 
Old 12-10-2007, 06:53 AM   #12
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I just looked in the package manager from the add remove programs entry in the applications menu. I used the search feature in the program which comes up. I think there are several tabs. IIRC one has lists of popular packages, and another provides a search feature. I have deleted Fedora now so I cannot give more precise instructions.
 
  


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