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Old 09-13-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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how to install .tar.gz on linux


please guide me installing a .tar.gz file
 
Old 09-13-2007, 01:18 PM   #2
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Are you compiling a program?
 
Old 09-13-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
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please guide me installing a .tar.gz file
This post describes how to install a tar.gz file in Mandriva. The tar.gz section is immediately after the rpm section.

http://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=10615

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Old 09-13-2007, 01:27 PM   #4
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when./configure is used it gave the following error message kde-config not found...
check wheteher u installed kde correctly.....

i am using vector linux......
What is the realproblem .....
please help
 
Old 09-13-2007, 01:34 PM   #5
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We cannot help much if more info is not provided. The below would help
A. What application are you trying to compile.
B. A copy and paste of the produced error message
C. What steps have you taken.

When asking for help too much information is way better than a simple sentence asking for help.

Last edited by lord-fu; 09-13-2007 at 01:37 PM. Reason: spelling
 
Old 09-13-2007, 01:41 PM   #6
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i was trying to install ktorrent.tar.gz.......
firstl i unziped using the command tar -xzvf ktorrent.tar.gz......
Then i used the command ./configure......
It gave the following message.........
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/ginstall -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /usr/bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for kde-config... not found
configure: error: The important program kde-config was not found!
Please check whether you installed KDE correctly.

I am usnig Vector linux GUI....... Is it the problem
 
Old 09-13-2007, 02:16 PM   #7
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Did you install KDE? Basically, you need to have KDE installed plus
some development (Qt) libraries to compile KDE programs.

I'm surprised Mandriva would not have a package for this; I also
remember seeing RPMs and DEBs on the KTorrent page where I downloaded
the source.

Joel
 
Old 09-13-2007, 02:29 PM   #8
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sorry ...........

i am now using Vector linux.Witth GUI KDE
 
Old 09-13-2007, 02:30 PM   #9
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There are quite a few threads and not so surprisingly even more single posts about this exact matter - so you should try to search a bit before posting. Two main things before you continue:
1) usually (means almost always) you can't "install" any .tar.gz, .tar.bz, .zip etc. compressed archives; most of the time they just contain some files that are not "installers", but rather something like source code for example. Slackware uses .tar.gz packages, but that's an exception.
2) If you don't know the heck about compiling anything (specifically on Linux), maybe you should read a bit about it; if you do know, you aren't probably asking about this since you should be familiar with these package types.

After that..use the Search link at the top of the page. Search for the topic of this thread and you'll very probably find several almost or exactly identical threads. And answers..a lot of answers. Saves time and space if you do it before posting! Thanks!
 
  


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