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Old 05-18-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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I just downloaded a game in a tar.bz2 file. How do I install and run it?


I downloaded the file to my desktop and then extracted the tar.bz2 file to a new folder on my desktop called tarballs. The game I got is AssaultCube and when I looked in its folder I couldn't find any installation guide. I really need some step by step instructions because i'm very new to linux and my distro xubuntu.
 
Old 05-18-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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If you already have "untarred" the "tarball" using the command tar then you just need to build it. There is a file called README in the directory that you can read that can explain it. You run two commands or three commands. You either "make" then "make install" or you "configure" "make" and "make install". If you get no errors, then you are ready to run the program. The command "make install" needs root privilege.
 
Old 05-19-2008, 12:40 AM   #3
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If you already have "untarred" the "tarball" using the command tar then you just need to build it. There is a file called README in the directory that you can read that can explain it. You run two commands or three commands. You either "make" then "make install" or you "configure" "make" and "make install". If you get no errors, then you are ready to run the program. The command "make install" needs root privilege.
You should not assume that a tarball contains source code that needs to be compiled. tar is an archiving utility, used for gathering files and directories into a single file (and gzip/bzip are compression tools), so it can be used for any files.

Mac_09, there seems to be a README.html contained in the AssaultCube directory, so I'd advise you to read that for further instructions.
 
  


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