LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2004, 12:05 PM   #1
nishmal
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Chicago
Distribution: RH9/trying FC2 & SuSE 9.1
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 15
install/upgrade packages using tar.gz as opposed to RPM's


I am a bit confused about installing and upgrading packages in my RH 9. I freshly installed RH 9 after I had issues with FC2. I installed RH 9 from previous ISO's that I had and then updated system through fedora legacy using YUM. I got Mozilla 1.4 and galeon1.2.10 with default install of RH9. I want to upgrade to mozilla 1.6 and higher version of galeon. I looked out for rpm's and they are available.

Here's my question, rpm gives package management capabilities but if i install using tar.gz...how do i manage packages if i install packages using tar.gz?? Till now I've been installing using rpm's but i really want to learn to install using tar.gz. Any tips or pointers would be appreciated.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 12:14 PM   #2
Peacedog
Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Danville, VA
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Posts: 5,292

Rep: Reputation: 168Reputation: 168
have a look at this

http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/

good luck.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 12:20 PM   #3
nishmal
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Chicago
Distribution: RH9/trying FC2 & SuSE 9.1
Posts: 35

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks PEACEDOG,

That helps!!!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can not install the tar(gz,bz2) packages tuzhiyong Linux - General 2 11-23-2004 06:23 PM
How to install packages with tar.gz extensions? SelaAragon Linux - Software 6 03-16-2004 01:27 AM
Installing Packages (RPM's etc) aviceda Linux - Software 6 07-09-2003 10:19 AM
How do you install *.tar.gz packages? DartMol Linux - Newbie 22 03-30-2003 11:43 AM
Can I automate the tar, ./configure, make, and make install of about 50 packages? JoeLinux Linux - General 2 04-13-2002 04:35 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration