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Old 11-23-2001, 11:22 PM   #1
Niumex
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Tar.gz


I am fairly new to linux and was just wondering how to install tar.gz files that i have downloaded. i have looked at some manuals but can't figure it out. any help ot advice would be highly appreciated.
 
Old 11-24-2001, 12:14 AM   #2
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Think of a tar file as bein glike a zip file. It's just a compressed file. It has to be "unzipped" or untar'd using gzip. Then you can run the ./configure and install. To extract the standard is pretty much this.

tar -xzvf [name of file.tar.gz]
The .gz refers to the gzip method, you'll also see .bz2 files that use bzip2 which is a bit better compression resulting in smaller files.
 
Old 11-24-2001, 02:04 AM   #3
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Take a look at this: http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Softwa...ing-HOWTO.html
 
  


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