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Old 10-11-2003, 09:53 PM   #1
mike35
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ok i downloaded a program called amsn.The file name is amsn-cvs20031009.tar.gz My question is what are the steps to install a file of this type.I'm a newbie so please give me basically the steps needed then after 3 or 4 times i'll have it down I hope lol Thank You
 
Old 10-11-2003, 10:27 PM   #2
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well just for the sake of the program that it is, it doesn't have to be installed perse...all you have to do with it is extract it, and then go into the directory and run it...it doesn't need installation, so all you will have to do is ::
tar -zxvf amsn-cvs20031009.tar.gz
and then
cd msn
and then run amsn by typing
./amsn
and that would be it
 
Old 10-11-2003, 10:29 PM   #3
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You'll need to un-gzip it and and un-tar it with...

tar -xzf amsn-*tar.gz

The options are x = extract, z = zipped, and f = filename.

That will prob'ly create a new directory called amsn-something. CD into that, and look for a README or INSTALL file. Read those, and it will tell you what you need to do to install. There might be a shell script to run, or you might just need to copy the files in the new dir to somewhere.
 
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Step 1. Use the "Search" button at LinuxQuestions.org. This question gets asked frequently, usually with the same title.

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