Originally Posted by j0k0
I wanna install a new appllication in linux with tar ball, what should I do ?? and how to set the path of this new application..
what is the application? if it is a source tarball, it is often as direct as:
tar zxf foo-1.23.tar.gz
sudo make install
you are probably not going to be that lucky, of course.
if it does come with a Makefile (used by make to compile w/gcc, etc.), then you can usually define in it where the files get installed. You can also make symlinks to them in a dir that is already in your path, too.
another way to tell the system where your new binaries are located is the "alternatives" command. RH/Fedora use this to keep track of the java program, for example.