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Old 02-20-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
chemicalvamp
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need help installing sorces on the new kubuntu distro


Hi, i just installed the new version of kubuntu and i downloaded a few games and programs from linux.org and i cant figure out how to install these files (tar.tar tar.bz2 tar.gz) and after searching the kde help section im still lost
 
Old 02-20-2006, 04:57 PM   #2
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The first thing to do is to see if those programs already exist in the (k)ubuntu repositories. Here's a web interface that you can search or use apt-cache search packagename or search in synaptic.

If they are, install the preinstalled binaries of those games and programs. It'll be easier. Either apt-get install packagename or use synaptic to mark and install.

Okay, now if those packages don't already exist, you'll have to build from source. That involves a lot more, specifically you untar and unzip those packages, then you sudo apt-get install build-essential (the compiling tools), then you read the documentation in each of those zipped archives. Then you do something like ./config, make, make install or some such depending on what the README says...
 
Old 02-21-2006, 01:40 AM   #3
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That would be great if it had an internet connection.. but alas it doesnt.. but if there is a way to burn a repository... i have time
 
Old 02-21-2006, 11:37 AM   #4
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Here's how to create a repository... http://wiki.africasource2.tacticalte...kq1ct2pXNBBsXY
 
  


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