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Old 10-09-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
PRIMROSE666
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how to install tar.gz and tar.bz


dear friends
here please anyone clear my doubts
 
Old 10-09-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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Hi, look on "man tar", read on options x, j, z, f.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 08:45 AM   #3
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Those are simply compression and archiving formats. I think your question is what to do after unpacking (with tar). Answer: it depends---sometimes you wil find an install script, sometimes source code. Normally, there is a README file or some other form of instructions.
 
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Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions,

Check out the man pages for tar
Code:
man tar
.
They will tell you a lot. First of all the tar.gz and tar.bz files are archive files that where archived using the tar program. So you'll need the same program to extract them. Kind of like zip in Windoze environment. the extension gz and bz means that they were compressed using the gzip or bzip program.

To unpack the file just type in at the console:
Code:
tar xzvf packagename.tar.gz
After that you'll have a directory created in the one where you unpacked the package. CD into that directory and look for INSTALL or README or similar files. If its the source of a program the you downloaded (tarball) then you'd have to execute
Code:
./configure
make
make install
to install the program. But always first look at the readme files.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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