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Old 01-29-2005, 12:49 PM   #1
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tar -zvf file.gz in which directory to open?


I put the file.gz in the usr/bin directory from root user.

Then I typed tar -zvf .gz file in the /usr/bin and it opened and it has /usr/bin/myexefile in it

I think I should have placed it in root because now I have to go to
/usr/bin/usr/bin/myexefile and when I run program its looking for stuff in the /usr/lib/libpthread...

If I just delete the usr directory under usr/bin then will that be okay?
or there is another way to get rid of it ?
 
Old 01-29-2005, 01:02 PM   #2
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Is it a tar.gz file. If so, you need to save it somewhere like /usr/src or your home directory e.g I save mine in /home/myuserid/downloads/src. You then extract it as follows,
$tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz
change into the extracted directory as follows
$cd filename
then to install you do
$./configure
$make
#make install (as root)
Not all packages are installed that way so you may have to read the README file or the INSTALL file.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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I already have it in usr/bin/usr/bin how do I remove from there first ?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 02:31 AM   #4
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If you just remove them from the /bin direcory as well as the /usr/bin/usr/bin then you should be alright.
 
  


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