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Old 11-01-2004, 07:27 AM   #1
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installing tgz files


i've read several procedures for installing tgz files, but i recently downloaded a popular FTP client, KBear, [kbear-2.1-slackware9.1-i686-1.tgz], and althougth the tar works fine, it dumps the files in the download directory, creating three subdirs called 'install', 'opt', and 'usr'.

Nowhere could I find a 'configure' shell script. There IS a 'doinst.sh', but it doesn't work, citing permission denied, and when i adjust the permissions, it can't find some dirs.

I would have thouth that a popular application like KBear would have am bullet-proof installation procedure, so I assume I'm doing something real dumb.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:34 AM   #2
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Id have thought ./configure should work fine. There should be an INSTALL file or a README file in the directory, it might have some extra instructions in that...?
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:37 AM   #3
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It's a slackware package, hence you must run as root:
Code:
installpkg kbear-2.1-slackware9.1-i686-1.tgz
to install it.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:38 AM   #4
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in the 'install' subdir, there is only 'doinst.sh', libkbear.so, libkbear.so.2, and 'slack-desc''.

no readme's or 'configure'
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:43 AM   #5
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i *am* running as 'root'

thnx
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:45 AM   #6
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i tried this:



[root@localhost FTP]# installpkg kbear-2.1-slackware9.1-i686-1.tgz
bash: installpkg: command not found
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:52 AM   #7
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Perhaps it's not in your PATH. Or you don't have pkgtools installed. If you have pkgtools you can also run "pkgtool" as root and use a menu driven package installation.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 06:05 PM   #8
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I downloaded and uncompressed the file. The doinst.sh script seems to assume that KDE is installed in /opt/kde.
In your case, is it there or in /opt/kde3?

jims@matrix:~/downloads/slacktest> cat install/doinst.sh
( cd opt/kde/lib ; rm -rf libkbear.so.2 )
( cd opt/kde/lib ; ln -sf libkbear.so.2.0.0 libkbear.so.2 )
( cd opt/kde/lib ; rm -rf libkbear.so )
( cd opt/kde/lib ; ln -sf libkbear.so.2.0.0 libkbear.so )

There won't be a configure script because the files are precompiled.

I am not familiar with the installation program that you spoke of and am assuming that this script would be run from the root directory after the files are copied to the corresponding directories on you system.

Last edited by jschiwal; 11-01-2004 at 06:09 PM.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 06:17 PM   #9
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Jesus, did anyone here might have had an thought about this guy maybe NOT having slackware but some other distro?
 
Old 11-01-2004, 08:00 PM   #10
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BINGO -- you got it!

I'm running Redhat -- had no clue that slackware was another distro.

Anyway, I still can't find a graphical ftp client for KDE. KBear has some real bad reviews.

Any suggestions for a KDE ftp client with rpm distr files would be appreciated.

Thanks for all your help. Live & learn!
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:25 PM   #11
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Jesus, did anyone here might have had an thought about this guy maybe NOT having slackware but some other distro?


Hey, try gFTP - it's a gtk app but works fine in KDE. I like it very much.

HTH
 
Old 11-02-2004, 04:35 AM   #12
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I tried KBear, but I hated it's messy interface. I mean, hated. GFTP is great. I use it as my default. If you want to stick with at KDE program, try Kasablanca.
 
  


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