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Old 05-19-2009, 05:45 AM   #16
baig
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Hello,

I think you are lacking the basic knowledge of tar.gz files. These are the steps to unzip, compile and install a tar.gz file...

Code:
cd /folder_in_which_your_.tar.gz_is

Code:
tar -zxvf <yourfilename>
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cd /folder_which_is_extracted_with_tar
Read INSTALL and README files

Code:
./configure
(here compiler will check for required packages and its devels and will let you know if something is need.

Code:
make
Code:
make install
(you must be root or superuser<sudo>)


Hope this helps a bit.

Cheers!!
 
Old 05-19-2009, 05:54 AM   #17
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That's kind of misleading. The key point is to read the documentation. "./configure && make && su -c 'make install'" is what you will have to do on a big number of occasions, but by no means it's a standard. This will only work for packages that are based on autotools, but to start with, not all of the tar.gz files are source packages, to continue with, even if they are sources they can use a custom Makefile which you will have to configure by hand. Or maybe they will use another source management system like cmake. The only valid instruction, that works always, is to read the docs.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 06:01 AM   #18
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PS. I find it dificult to believe that there are not versions of bluez on the ubuntu repositories (though I am no ubuntu user...). Are you sure you haven't missed it? Maybe it's bluez-utils, bluez-tools or whatever else. Search for bluez or bluetooh in the package manager an look if you get something.
Your quite correct, there are bluez packages in the repository ... but not the latest ones that I have been told will operate my Belkin bluetooth.
All I need to do now is install them ... I'll check out the website as the installation instructions are not packaged with the files ... as you suggested
Thank you for your patience and willingness to assist.

gael.(Newbie & Silver-Surfer)
 
Old 05-19-2009, 06:12 AM   #19
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Your quite correct, there are bluez packages in the repository ... but not the latest ones that I have been told will operate my Belkin bluetooth.
All I need to do now is install them ... I'll check out the website as the installation instructions are not packaged with the files ... as you suggested
Thank you for your patience and willingness to assist.

gael.(Newbie & Silver-Surfer)
Oh, now I understand.

However I have downloaded the tarball, just for the sake of curiosity, and there's a big nice README file inside the package. Inside of it you have listed all the dependencies that you need to compile it, and the instructions on how to proceed about the compilation and installation of the package.
 
  


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