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Old 12-15-2001, 09:46 AM   #1
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I've downloaded the "Bluefish" HTML editor but have no idea how to install it.
I have two files, one ending in - tar.bz2 and another ending - tar.gz ( don't even know if I need the two!)

I have tried all sorts to get these things to run ( even from the command line! very brave for a recent convert )

Any help appreciated.
Ta,
Sleekit
 
Old 12-15-2001, 10:06 AM   #2
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You have probably downloaded the source code for it twice.

A tar file is a Tape ARchive file, a means of placing multiples files in to just one with an index.

gz and bz2 are entensions gived to files compressed wtih gzip and bzip2.

Together tar and compression is equilivent to a zip archive.

You can extract bz2s with bunzip 2 filename and gzs with gunzip filename.

Then you can untar with tar xvf filename.

Its possible to combine the two ops with an extra switch to tar man tar.

Then you will have the source code accessable to you.

cd in to the directory creating when you untarred the file. There will probably be files called something like README and INSTALL - read them (less filename).

Then see: http://www.linuxnewbie.org/nhf/intel...ftinstall.html
 
Old 12-15-2001, 10:51 AM   #3
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Cheers dorward,

I'm afraid most of that is double Dutch to me but will plod through it and see what happens.

No .exe type files or auto installers in Linux I take it?
 
Old 12-15-2001, 10:56 AM   #4
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There are rpm and deb files, which are packages containing precompiled binaries and install and uninstall information.

Which you use depends on your distro (most use rpm, Debian uses deb).

Of course you need to get a suitable package, you downloaded the source code and not a package.
 
  


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