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Old 11-26-2002, 09:10 PM   #1
Papamo
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installing biniaries .. very basic


ok ... so my question i am sure is very elementary and some might laugh (as will i in about 20 yrs when i look back at this moment) .. i am trying to install bitchX and i downloaded to biniaries and i am wondering what to do with them now .. they are in the basic .gz.tar format .. do i need to go into root through bash and make like i would with source .. well thanks in advance for the help .. i am sure that there are plenty of simple questions on the way from me though ..
 
Old 11-26-2002, 09:18 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ryid=35&long=1
 
Old 11-26-2002, 09:45 PM   #3
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So i do what you tell me to do .. and now i get this ..

[josh@linux josh]$ cd Documents
[josh@linux Documents]$ ls
BitchX-1.0c16-Linux-glibc2-alpha.tar.gz noia090.tar.gz
ircii-pana-1.0c19.tar.gz randomsoundclipoftheweek.mp3
[josh@linux Documents]$ tar -xvf BitchX-1.0c16-Linux-glibc2-alpha.tar.gz
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
[josh@linux Documents]$


.. what is going on here now
 
Old 11-26-2002, 09:53 PM   #4
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is your box a pc compatable or an alpha. if its a regular pc, you've dl'ed the wrong tarball.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 10:13 PM   #5
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you have bitchx on your 'drake disks, it's on disk #2.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 11:06 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Papamo
[josh@linux Documents]$ tar -xvf BitchX-1.0c16-Linux-glibc2-alpha.tar.gz
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
[josh@linux Documents]$
You forgot the z switch,tar xzvf BitchX-1.0c16-Linux-glibc2-alpha.tar.gz.Its not just tar compressed.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 11:25 PM   #7
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ok .. so now what is in that tarball is in the documents folder .. so i am in the documents folder and i cant figure out what to do

List of files that were extracted are src-bx,wserv and BitchX .. so i am kinda stuck there .. well thanks again for your help ..

i tried to configure and make and install ..and whether i am typing it in wrong or what i cant figure out what i am doing wrong .. well thanks alot again again
 
Old 11-27-2002, 03:20 AM   #8
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look for a README file in the files you extracted. There may be instructions in it for finishing your install.
 
Old 12-10-2002, 08:18 PM   #9
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tar -zxvf file.tar.gz
cd <the dir>
./configure
make
make install

Last edited by isajera; 12-11-2002 at 10:22 PM.
 
Old 12-11-2002, 04:53 AM   #10
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404, do you think you could perhaps be a little more pleasant? This is at least the 10th post of yours that I've read, and so far most of them have been quite rude. Sure, the above may ring try for almost all programs downloaded as .tar.gz files, but it is not the be-all and end-all of installing from source. You forgot two very important steps... read the README file, and then read the INSTALL file. The install file is especially helpful because it will tell you just how to install the program, should it not follow the standard setup posted above.
 
  


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