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Old 07-01-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
cddesjar
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How do I install .tgz files!


This is definitely one of the most basic questions I bet that has ever been asked at Linuxquestions.org. So how do I install .tgz files? I downloaded libdvdcss.tgz so that I could get XINE working but then I realized I have no clue what to do with .tgz files.
Help please!
Chris
PS-I am satisfied Slackware 9.1 user!
 
Old 07-01-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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Hi there cddesjar!!!

Use the command "installpkg <name of the package.tgz" to install a package and "removepkg <name of the package.tgz" to remove. You've to be root to be allowed to do this.

If you ever need to know the packages you've already installed, you can see them at /var/log/packages. I hope it helps...

Regards!
 
Old 07-01-2004, 02:52 PM   #3
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EDIT: Yeah MegamanX is right. I was looking at Fedora under your profile.

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Old 07-01-2004, 03:19 PM   #4
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Another quick question. I am trying to install libdvdcss-1.2.8-i486-1rob.tgz so that I can use XINE on Slackware 9.1 I did the installpkg as you said but now what? I was reading the install and it tells me to run a ./configure --prefix=/usr. Where do I put the installed libdvdcss?
Thanks,
Chris
PS this is what I have done

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root@CUT:~# cd /tmp
root@CUT:/tmp# ls
kde-root/ ksocket-root/ libdvdcss-1.2.8-i486-1rob.tgz* mcop-root/
root@CUT:/tmp# installpkg libdvdcss-1.2.8-i486-1rob.tgz
Installing package libdvdcss-1.2.8-i486-1rob...
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
libdvdcss: libdvdcss (DVD library)
libdvdcss:
libdvdcss: libdvdcss is a simple library designed for accessing DVDs like a
libdvdcss: block device without having to bother about the decryption.
libdvdcss:
libdvdcss:
libdvdcss:
libdvdcss:
Executing install script for libdvdcss-1.2.8-i486-1rob...

root@CUT:/tmp# ls
kde-root/ ksocket-root/ libdvdcss-1.2.8-i486-1rob.tgz* mcop-root/
root@CUT:/tmp# cd libdvdcss1.2.8-i486-1rob.tgz
-bash: cd: libdvdcss1.2.8-i486-1rob.tgz: No such file or directory
root@CUT:/tmp# ./libdvdcss1.2.8-i486-1rob.tgz
-bash: ./libdvdcss1.2.8-i486-1rob.tgz: No such file or directory
root@CUT:/tmp# ./configure --prefix=/usr
-bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
root@CUT:/tmp#
 
Old 07-01-2004, 03:21 PM   #5
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disregard my last post!
thanks for the help...everything is running
 
  


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