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Old 08-21-2001, 05:59 PM   #1
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.tgz files


how does one install a .tgz file?

dont care if its a stupid question or not :-)
 
Old 08-21-2001, 06:40 PM   #2
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To extract a .tgz file use the command

$ tar -xvzf filename

To install the program you usually cd to the directory of the extracted files and type
$ ./configure
at the command line
then
$ make
then
$ make install

As always consult the programs documentation.
 
Old 08-21-2001, 06:42 PM   #3
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.tgz

now this is .tgz not .tar.gz

are yu sure this is the correct way?

thx
 
Old 08-21-2001, 07:09 PM   #4
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it should be the same as a tar.gz file when installing.
 
Old 08-21-2001, 09:28 PM   #5
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thanks!

thnx!

im wondering if i can take some .tgz apps from slackware 8 and get them to work on red hat 7.0

is it possible?
 
Old 08-22-2001, 01:20 AM   #6
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Slack and Redhat differ enough that if the files in the tarball (the tgz zipped archive) are binaries compiled specifically for Slack, you might run into problems. You can usually download the Redhat-compiled equialents, though.
 
Old 08-22-2001, 02:07 PM   #7
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let me ask this...

why would this be incompatible on different linux systems? i know that may be a fundamental question but, to me, it doesnt make sense

anyways i would love to know :-)
 
  


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