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Old 09-06-2004, 02:30 AM   #1
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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
 
Old 09-06-2004, 02:42 AM   #2
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I don't have a list but maybe this can get you started:

For .tar.gz files
To unpack and uncompress:
$gunzip -c filename.tar.gz | tar xvf -

cd into the directory
$./configure
$make
$make install

Note: Make sure you do these last steps as root i.e su root
 
Old 09-06-2004, 02:49 AM   #3
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Re: installs

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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.
Code:
tar -xzvf some_file-1.2.3.tar.gz
cd some_file-1.2.3
./configure
make
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.

http://wireless.ictp.trieste.it/scho...oreLinux/rute/
 
Old 09-06-2004, 03:14 AM   #4
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You may also want to have a look at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094 - steps for installing various types of file are listed there.

And welcome to LQ
 
Old 09-06-2004, 08:40 PM   #5
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thanks for all the replies guys. I have saved the links but unfortunatly I'm back to windows again. There were just a few things I need to be able to do right away so my linux adventure will have to wait a while.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 08:47 PM   #6
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You should check out the dual boot questions and answers on this forum then you can have the best of both worlds ( could be debatable! ), especially when you are new to linux.
 
  


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