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Old 11-28-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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Question .sh formats for linux programs


It seems i have difficulties in installing applications in tar.gz
I need where to find .sh formats app for easy installatiom on my linux.
 
Old 11-28-2008, 04:40 PM   #2
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From what I have read, you can install .rpm files (similar to .exe files). You should always try to install apps via your software/package manager first.

If the software you require is not available in your repositories, you should then try and find it as a xxxx.rpm file.

Finally if it is an app that you must have and it's not availble other than as a tar.gz, it's time to start learning how to install from source.

Search this forum for installing from source or something similar. There is an excellent how-to on doing just that.
 
Old 11-28-2008, 04:55 PM   #3
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As suggested above, your first and foremost priority should be your package manager. like
yum,
apt-get,
aptitude
and smart...

as far as compiling form source is concerned ...


first download tar.tgz file ..


unzip it..

tar -xzvf your_file.tgz

now run ./configure
then run make
and finally make install


i know there would surely be dependency problems... and you'll end up in smoke..


better think about package manager.. like yum and apt-get..

Cheers!!
 
Old 11-29-2008, 06:15 AM   #4
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It would certainly help if you could tell us more what kind of trouble/difficulties you have.
What have you tried? How did you proceed?
 
  


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