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Old 08-27-2004, 12:19 AM   #1
asi0917
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i need to know how to instal from .tar


i just got mandrake linux 10.0

--things you have to understand

+ I cannot get the internet working because of a motherboard issue,
therefor i can't use urpmi for rpms

+ I am not adapt at using linux at this point

+ I'm not looking for a one time fix, i beleive in the "teach a man to fish and feed him for his life" story

now, i simply need to know how to instal from a .tar.bz2 or .tar file (i need to know how to instal from raw source) because that seems to be the only way to instal the porgrams i need without using rpms or urpmi

from what i've heard its simple

but i need to hear more

_________________________________________

help = greatly apreciated
 
Old 08-27-2004, 12:37 AM   #2
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install from source

After you decompress the folder
Read the Readme file, or the installation file
Usually you
./configure
make
make install
 
Old 08-27-2004, 12:49 AM   #3
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A .tar file is a collection of files, which can be compressed in gz or bz2 (or many other) formats.

To install aaa.tar.gz do this:
open terminal. go to the place where the file is saved. then type "tar -zxvf aaa.tar.gz"
The file will be uncompressed and untared. Then do "./configure" and then "make" and "make install" one after another, in the folder where the files are saved.

To install aaa.tar.bz2, do the same, just replace "-zxvf" to "-jxvf". That is: "tar -jxvf aaa.tar.bz2"
Then do the usual "./configure", "make" and "make install"

I dont get one thing though, if u cant use the internet, how come u are using this forum??

Also, get a book on linux. It will help a lot
 
Old 08-27-2004, 01:24 AM   #4
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a great guide!!!

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/
 
Old 08-27-2004, 03:12 AM   #5
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It is always a good idea to check out the LQ tutorials. Jeremy has written one on compiling/installing from source.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 09:11 AM   #6
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Thank you all

that should be enough to digest and accomplish what im seekig to do

thanks again
 
Old 08-27-2004, 09:14 AM   #7
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o ya,

ihave a mac that is online using airport and don't have to money to support wirelessness for my pc yet
 
  


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