Originally posted by jon_206
Does someone have a good resource for installing different types of files? For example the list of commands to install a tar.gz file ect?? Help is appreciated
The general sequence goes like this.
tar -xzvf some_file-1.2.3.tar.gz
su -c 'make install'
The first command extracts the compressed tar archive, if it has a .bz2 extension then use "j" instead of "z" in the -xzvf. The second changes to the directory that should have been created. The third runs the configure script that is usually included to check that you have the required packages/libraries install for the actual compile. the fourth is the actual compiling. The fifth uses the su program to so your can become super user (root) to install the program you would need to type in the root password when asked. These steps you have to take are usually documented in the README file that is most times included in the directory that is created. A link to help you in your learning.