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Old 10-07-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
[Paul Ferrie]
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trying to unzip .gz file on server??? how to


ok i am trying to install Flash media server on linux system.
How on earth do i install it???
I have the FlashMediaServer2.tar.gz on the server but i read that i have to unzip and install on the server. How do i do that with a linux server.

Thanks
Paul
 
Old 10-07-2006, 12:40 PM   #2
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assuming the file is in the directory you want to the unzipped files to be, do a 'tar -zxf FlashMediaServer2.tar.gz' and it should be done. The flash file is gzipped and tarred. The tar command will let you gunzip a file as well with the '-z' argument.

If a file has the .gz extension, you usually need to use the gunzip command.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 03:34 PM   #3
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It will be unpacked to a directory (probably FlashPlayer). Inside that dir you should find README, INSTALL or other file with instructions (should be easily distinguishable when looking at file name).
 
Old 10-08-2006, 03:31 AM   #4
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Hi guys
What i need is s step by step as to how to unzip and install this. I was able to install it on win2003 server without a problem but i have never tried to accomplish the same on a linux system.
 
Old 10-08-2006, 01:59 PM   #5
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boredandblogging gave you the first command you need. The rest should be easy to find when you unpack it. The standard way is
tar -zxf program.tar.gz
cd program
./configure
make
make install
But it may be a bit different. Consult program's documentation. It should be stated clearly.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 02:33 AM   #6
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tar -zxf program.tar.gz
cd program
./configure
make
make install
Do i put this code in via ftp?
 
  


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