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Old 08-22-2011, 11:57 AM   #1
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Installing tgz file


Hello I have a question, I want to install a .tgz file, not a tar.gz this file came in the tgz format, ./configure, make and make install seems not working... What can I do to install it? I use Linux Mint 11. Thank you!

Edit: I tried alien and it doesnt work either...
 
Old 08-22-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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Is this tgz a Slackware package by any chance or just a tarball with extension tgz?

Kind regards
 
Old 08-22-2011, 12:04 PM   #3
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A package.tgz is most often a binary package. ( For e.g. Slackware.)

Please tell the package name.

And the output from the command : ls <package-name>.tgz
 
Old 08-22-2011, 12:18 PM   #4
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It is vuescan package... I need because of my brother dcp 115c scanner... The name is vuesca86.tgz

The result's the same name with the ls output
 
Old 08-22-2011, 12:19 PM   #5
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If you de-compress and untar it, is there by any chance a README file in it that explains how to install?
 
Old 08-22-2011, 12:22 PM   #6
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Nope, that is why I am asking... It is a paid product and I'm trying to install the trial before I buy it...
 
Old 08-22-2011, 12:23 PM   #7
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http://www.hamrick.com/
 
Old 08-22-2011, 12:57 PM   #8
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The tarball just contains binaries:

nick@vega:~/tmp/VueScan$ file *
vuescan: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped
vuescan.8ba: ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, stripped
vuescan.ds: ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, stripped

So, there's no installation necessary; you just run them. Of course, you may want to put them in one of the directories in your PATH (or add the directory you have them in to your PATH).
 
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Hello I have a question, I want to install a .tgz file, not a tar.gz
Also, for what it's worth, both .tgz and .tar.gz are used for gzipped tar files (i.e. there's no difference between them). As others have said, .tgz files can be Slackware packages, but of course they don't need to be. You don't install a gzipped tar file (unless of course, it is a Slackware package), because it can contain anything. tar is used to group a load of files together essentially (and gzip used to compress) and there's no restriction on what those files are.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 03:36 PM   #10
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carlos@carlos:~$ cd /carlos/Transferências/VueScan.Pro.8.6.44.ML/Linux/VueScan
bash: cd: /carlos/Transferências/VueScan.Pro.8.6.44.ML/Linux/VueScan: Ficheiro ou directoria inexistente
carlos@carlos:~$ cd home/carlos/Transferências/VueScan.Pro.8.6.44.ML/Linux/VueScan
bash: cd: home/carlos/Transferências/VueScan.Pro.8.6.44.ML/Linux/VueScan: Ficheiro ou directoria inexistente
carlos@carlos:~$ cd /home/carlos/Transferências/VueScan.Pro.8.6.44.ML/Linux/VueScan
carlos@carlos:~/Transferências/VueScan.Pro.8.6.44.ML/Linux/VueScan$ sudo chmod +x ocr_en.bin
[sudo] password for carlos:
carlos@carlos:~/Transferências/VueScan.Pro.8.6.44.ML/Linux/VueScan$ ./ocr_en.bin./ocr_en.bin: linha 2: $'\377\377\377\377\377\377\377\377T': comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 2: $'\006R': comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 3: $'\035108': comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 4: NULL: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 5: t: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 6: h: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 7: a: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 8: n: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 9: P: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 10: o: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 11: e: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 13: r: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 14: l: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 15: i: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 16: 1: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: command substitution: linha 17: syntax error near unexpected token `|'
./ocr_en.bin: command substitution: linha 17: `| 0 Common 13'
./ocr_en.bin: linha 3: $'\252\276\f\331\300\f\312\363\fd\366\f': comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 31: @: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 32: F: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 33: S: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 34: p: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 35: $'\342\200\234': comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 36: fg: no job control
./ocr_en.bin: linha 37: $'\302\243': comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 38: 10: Ficheiro ou directoria inexistente
./ocr_en.bin: linha 39: 2: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 40: 5: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 41: m: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 42: V: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 43: 6: comando não reconhecido
21:27:43 up 20:47, 2 users, load average: 0,06, 0,10, 0,13
USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
./ocr_en.bin: linha 45: T: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 46: M: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 47: G: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 48: b: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 49: 9: comando não reconhecido
./ocr_en.bin: linha 50: syntax error near unexpected token `;'
./ocr_en.bin: linha 50: `; 10 Common 46'
carlos@carlos:~/Transferências/VueScan.Pro.8.6.44.ML/Linux/VueScan$ ./vuescan
/usr/share/themes/Felicia/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:79: Murrine configuration option "gradients" is no longer supported and will be ignored.

(vuescan:13307): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(vuescan:13307): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

(vuescan:13307): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(vuescan:13307): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

(vuescan:13307): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_add_weak_pointer: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
carlos@carlos:~/Transferências/VueScan.Pro.8.6.44.ML/Linux/VueScan$ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
carlos@carlos:~/Transferências/VueScan.Pro.8.6.44.ML/Linux/VueScan$
I tried this and doesn't work...

Ps: I'm trying to install with that downloaded from other source...
 
Old 08-23-2011, 03:51 PM   #11
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we have no idea what is in that archive you downloaded.
for starters do this:
Code:
 file *.tgz
tar -xvzf *.tgz
find . -exec file '{}' \;
and show us the output.

Last edited by schneidz; 08-24-2011 at 05:03 PM.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 04:39 PM   #12
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tarballs could be binaries, they could also be source distributions
if it's a commercial program however, chances are there will be a .sh, a .run or some other installer scrip/binary that will then run a text or gui based wizard to install the program.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 05:53 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by schneidz View Post
Code:
find . -evec file '{}' \;
That's a mistake, it should be "-exec".
 
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