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Old 02-02-2005, 06:57 AM   #1
linus johann
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how to run .tar.gz files???


hello again!! i was hoping if someone out there would show me how to run .tar.gz files... need to do it because i downloaded xine-lib needed by xine to be able to install it... im still groping in the dark when it comes to linux ...


hope you could help me guys..
 
Old 02-02-2005, 07:37 AM   #2
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To unpack them type this,
tar xvfz <package name>

Then read the readme and/or install file, that will explain the exact steps to install that package.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 07:40 AM   #3
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.tar.gz files are like .zip files , they contain the source code so you could compile the software

first uncompress it by typing in the same directory
tar -xvzf filename

then cd to the directory thats made

then type
./configure
make
su
<your password>
make install
 
Old 02-02-2005, 11:37 AM   #4
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have a look here

http://govinda.no-ip.com/masand/myhelpages.html

get the installing packages file

see if it helps
 
Old 02-03-2005, 08:47 PM   #5
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i tried to install xine on my machine, but when i do this:

rpm -i xine-0.99.3-2.0.rh9.rf.i386.rpm

it outputs this error:

warning: xine-0.99.3-2.0.rh9.rf.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
error: Failed dependencies:
libaa.so.1 is needed by xine-0.99.3-2.0.rh9.rf
libxine.so.1 is needed by xine-0.99.3-2.0.rh9.rf
xine-lib >= 1.0.0 is needed by xine-0.99.3-2.0.rh9.rf

so i get the xine-lib and unpack it and do this:

./configure

it puts out this error:

hecking 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/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.


now, what am i missing here??? sorry but im so new to linux..
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:01 PM   #6
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I've had the same error, it happened because I hadn't installed the "development tools" when i installed linux.

Do that and you will get the c compiler that you need.

regards
Iain
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:13 PM   #7
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ok, will do that... i hope it fixes things
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:32 PM   #8
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ok, now i get this error at the end after i do this (xine-lib):

./configure

configure: error: conditional "HAVE_XV" was never defined.
Usually this means the macro was only invoked conditionally.

and i still get the same error when i try to run the rpm again
 
Old 02-03-2005, 10:41 PM   #9
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need help
 
Old 02-03-2005, 10:46 PM   #10
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See the following post, it might help

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/275882

(found looking on Google for your error message, it usually helps :-))

Cheers!
 
Old 02-04-2005, 04:13 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by linus johann
ok, now i get this error at the end after i do this (xine-lib):

./configure

configure: error: conditional "HAVE_XV" was never defined.
Usually this means the macro was only invoked conditionally.

and i still get the same error when i try to run the rpm again
what is the O/P of these commands

rpm -qa|grep x11

regards
 
  


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