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Old 02-22-2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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i knowthis might be a silly question but please help me
i downloaded file roller for ubuntu linux and i got a tar.gz file and i don't know what to do with it? please help me on installing software like thiis.
if you like you could send me the instuctions at "astonville13@yahoo.com"
p.s. i am using the desktop not the sever mode
please help me?????????
 
Old 02-22-2006, 05:24 PM   #2
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We won't be sending you an e-mail. All threads are posted and replied to within the thread to keep others in the loop when they come looking for the same thing. It also helps everyone track progress, including you.

Now, tar.gz's are archives, like .zip in windows. You need to "untar" them, in ubuntu, right click on the archive, and extract.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 06:21 PM   #3
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sudo apt-get install file-roller from the command line to install the binary package of file-roller. Then it should be installed.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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after i unrar them what do i do??????????
please step by step
 
Old 02-23-2006, 04:53 PM   #5
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On Ubuntu, the program already exists in the repositories. Just install it with your package manager. Look at my previous post for command line or use synaptic.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 07:09 PM   #6
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i am sorry but where do i find this package manager?
 
Old 02-23-2006, 07:13 PM   #7
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I don't have ubuntu handy, but it should be in the main menu somewhere. Try System --> Administration --> Synaptic Package Manager

http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/sl...e=305&slide=52
 
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i found synaptic but how do i instal packages i downloaded?
 
Old 02-23-2006, 07:24 PM   #9
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What I'm trying to tell you is that file roller can be downloaded and installed with synaptic, you don't have to download it separately.

Generally speaking, you should use programs you can download and install with synaptic because they are prepackaged binary files tailored for your distribution.

Now if you happen to find a program that is NOT in your distribution, then you download the source and compile it. But for most programs you won't need this. I bet if you use synaptic's search function, you'll find file roller in there.
 
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thanks aloooooot you have helpped me greatly
 
Old 02-23-2006, 08:10 PM   #11
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If you need help installing other things in ubuntu (like java, flashplayer, etc) check out this guide:

http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu

Also google for "automatix ubuntu" and you'll find a program that automates some of this installation.
 
  


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