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Old 06-05-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
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noob. .tgz in slack


ok so i know im an uber-noob but i just downloaded Apollon frome slackare and i dont know how to install it. i looked throu the forums but all i found was how to decompress the file.

all help is appreciated.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 05:04 PM   #2
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Use installpkg <packagename>.tgz as root. (use the su command to become root - type su and hit enter, then type in the root password and hit enter)
 
Old 06-05-2004, 06:59 PM   #3
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thanx!
but naw it says "exicuting install script for <filename>..." then it gives me a prompt and stops.

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Old 06-05-2004, 08:03 PM   #4
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Yeah ... after it finishes executing the install script, it's done and the software is installed. What were you expecting it to do?
 
Old 06-05-2004, 09:45 PM   #5
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it should notifi me when its done? how long should it take?
thanx
 
Old 06-06-2004, 06:07 AM   #6
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most unix command notify you, if something went wrong, only windows notifi you when it works.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 08:10 AM   #7
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Quote:
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it should notifi me when its done? how long should it take?
thanx
If you didn't launch the process in the background, the return of the command prompt *is* your notification. A silently reappearing prompt means 'Command completed successfully. Next?' Like lone_nut says, in *nix silence is golden. There's nothing to diagnose so there's nothing to say. Only an error should produce a brief diagnostic.

(Actually, a lot of things are more verbose than they need to be, but this is the principle.)
 
Old 06-06-2004, 01:57 PM   #8
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well thanx for the help guys i finally got it installed.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 02:51 PM   #9
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will the installpkg command work for any tarball?
 
Old 06-06-2004, 02:55 PM   #10
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Just slackware packages. You can rpm2tgz an rpm and installpkg the tgz or compile and install with checkinstall which will make a tgz and installpkg it, or whatever, which is an indirect way, but it's basically just slackpacks.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 04:18 PM   #11
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thanks..
whats a good way to install tarballs
*.tar.gz
 
Old 06-06-2004, 05:42 PM   #12
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Those would just generally be the extract and './configure && make && make install' routine but I use checkinstall in place of 'make install'. It can also make rpm's and, I think, debs.
 
  


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