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Old 08-24-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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How to install tar.gz file in my download folder?


Hi all,
I have a voip program downloaded. It is in tar.gz format. It is in my home/download folder. How to install that? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-24-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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Hi all,
I have a voip program downloaded. It is in tar.gz format. It is in my home/download folder. How to install that? Thanks in advance.
Did you read the instructions on the site where you downloaded it??

As a rule, you decompress the file (in this case with "tar xvfz <filename>", then go into the folder it created. From there, read the instructions, usually in a file named README, or INSTALL. If not, look around. Every program is different.

Also, providing details doesn't hurt...things like WHAT program you downloaded, from where, on what version/distro of Linux. Saying "I downloaded a tar.gz file" doesn't give us alot to go on....
 
Old 08-24-2010, 04:01 PM   #3
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Did you read the instructions on the site where you downloaded it??

As a rule, you decompress the file (in this case with "tar xvfz <filename>", then go into the folder it created. From there, read the instructions, usually in a file named README, or INSTALL. If not, look around. Every program is different.

Also, providing details doesn't hurt...things like WHAT program you downloaded, from where, on what version/distro of Linux. Saying "I downloaded a tar.gz file" doesn't give us alot to go on....
Thanks TB0ne for reply.
Actually I wanted to install Jumblo which is voice over internet protocol. I installed via wine but it is failing to connect to internet. I think firewall is blocking???? I don't know how to make it connect to internet???

I went to their site and they have a phone for linux users called linphone. I downloaded that but I don't know to install.....the extracted folder contain many files and folders..I clicked on one file with terminal sign whose name is install-sh...it opened a terminal and something went on but I don't know what happened....did it install or not???

I shall be thankful for further help.
 
Old 08-24-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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Thanks TB0ne for reply.
Actually I wanted to install Jumblo which is voice over internet protocol. I installed via wine but it is failing to connect to internet. I think firewall is blocking???? I don't know how to make it connect to internet???

I went to their site and they have a phone for linux users called linphone. I downloaded that but I don't know to install.....the extracted folder contain many files and folders..I clicked on one file with terminal sign whose name is install-sh...it opened a terminal and something went on but I don't know what happened....did it install or not???

I shall be thankful for further help.
Again, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. There are documents that came in that tar.gz file that are in those folders. It will tell you how to compile and install the program.
 
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I have a voip program downloaded. It is in tar.gz format. It is in my home/download folder.
to add to what TB0ne stated

what is your operating system!!!
and a link to this "file" would help

also depending on WHAT your OS is there is ,in all likely hood , a program or 5 in your software repos to do this
 
Old 08-24-2010, 07:04 PM   #6
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Yes, I asked that in my first reply, but was ignored....
 
Old 08-25-2010, 12:20 PM   #7
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Yes, I asked that in my first reply, but was ignored....
Thanks...sorry I didn't ignore it...My OS is ubuntu Ultimate edition...But my problem solved. I found the program in ubuntu software centre and installed..
Million thanks for your concerns.
 
  


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