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Old 07-01-2003, 10:37 PM   #1
robk40
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activate program


done alot of reading but still haven't found the right combination to
install and start python. installed from cd,but still not sure about the /con-
figure make and make install commands as to where it has to be done.
other than need to be at root.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 11:21 PM   #2
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When you say you "installed from cd" what exactly did you do? Copy a tarball to a directory somewhere; installed an RPM?

If you used a tarball, put it in someconvenient directory (/tmp can be good). Un-tar it. Then at the command line do:
./configure
make

Now switch to root, and do:

make install

That should do it.

Cheers--
Charles
 
Old 07-02-2003, 09:42 AM   #3
robk40
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This is on an installation cd with Suse 8.0 [rpm].I'll check the tmp file .But
it did not ask where to put it.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 10:22 AM   #4
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erm, presuming that you installed the "rpm" from the SuSE disc, then it should be there, and available already.

If not, the put the disc in, copy the rpm to you tmp file, if it is acutally called an rpm, then you should be able to click on it and it SHOULD install itself.

If, it's a "xxx.tar" or "xxx.tar.gz" then follow cnjohnson's suggestion.

If you can't find it, then open a console and try "locate" whatever or "whereis" whatever.

Then at least, you will know where "it" is.

regards

John
 
  


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