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Alrighty... im new to linux, using redhat 8, i believe...
My problem is, i cant manage to install binarys! I copyed the tar.gz file to my desktop, managed to open it up, went into the folder with the main files and typed in "./install" like my friend told me. The problem is, it says no such file or directory. I tried running the program itself but it doesnt find a library... im not sure what to do because im totally lost in the world of linux... anything that will help me in the right direction would be so awesome you wouldnt believe it
If this helps-
Im running a box with a 522 mhz amd k6, 64 mbs ram, a 20 gb hd... and linux is by itself on it.
also, the software im trying to install is called stepmania, version 3.9
I copyed the tar.gz file to my desktop, managed to open it up, went into the folder with the main files and typed in "./install"
How did you "manage" to open it? By clicking on it? That won't unpack it and that's what you need. Instead, open up a console, cd into the directory that contains the file (probably /home/Desktop) and run
tar -xzvf file_name.tar.gz
(You may omit the 'v' flag; also, for tar.bz2 files use 'j' instead of 'z') Then cd again into the new directory and run ./install and whatever you need.
The usual procedure after you untar a .tar.gz file is to run "./configure" then "make" then "make install". If that doesn't work or you're not sure, there's usually an INSTALL file (or, if not, a README file) in the package that will tell you exactly what to do.