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Old 07-20-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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Installation of .tar.bz files


Please help me how to install .tar.bz files
 
Old 07-20-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/install-tarballs/
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tar -xjvf <filename>

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Old 07-20-2011, 12:05 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums! .tar.bz is simply an archive file format (like .zip in Windows). Anything could be inside the archive: source code for compiling an application, an executable binary, photos of your vacation, etc.

The first step is to unzip the file (most distros have a GUI archive manager for this purpose) and see what's inside. Is there a README file? Can you provide a link to the file/application homepage so we can see exactly what you're trying to install?
 
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