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Old 08-12-2003, 03:16 PM   #1
lxandrthegr8
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Question how to install a *.tgz file on Mandrake 9.1


i would like to know in all the "how to" files were it tells you how to install a program. When I do a search in the how to files for installation i get no search finds. I am trying to install wine20030508.tgz which i downloaded. I understand that I already have a packaged wine 20030115 with my Mandrake cd's. Are the Mandrake and Red hats rpms similar enough to install without causing too many problems.
Of course, as you can tell, I am a newbie. Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 03:29 PM   #2
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It would be much easier to install the wine RPM from the Mandrake CDs.

If you want to uncompress the file - TARed GZip (.tgz or .tar.gz) - to the current directory, type:
Code:
tar -zxvf wine20030508.tgz
If you want to uncompress it to another location, type:
Code:
tar -zxvf wine20030508.tgz -C /usr/local
 
Old 08-12-2003, 03:50 PM   #3
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Merci Mathieu,
What does the "code" do?
 
Old 08-12-2003, 03:51 PM   #4
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won't file roller decompress it for you (gnome) or kde will automagically. What you i think you want is to go...

cd /path/to/uncompressed/package
./configure
make
su
make install

That said, installing from source is often a bear on the rpm distros. I've never had luck with it. Redhat and Mandrake, in particular tend to put libs and stuff in nonstandard directories and do things like not install the kernel source.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 03:53 PM   #5
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How does kde do it automagically?
 
Old 08-12-2003, 04:50 PM   #6
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If you want to install wine, I suggest installing the version that is on your Mandrake CDs by using RpmDrake.
You can access RpmDrake via the Mandrake Control Center.

Mandrake Linux Documentation
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3

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What does the "code" do?
If you are talking about the word code:, it is a delimeter used in this forum, it makes my posts look nice, nothing more.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 05:04 PM   #7
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What I meant was that KDE will decompress the .tgz file automatically by clicking on it. You still have to build and install the package yourself. I always use the filemanager for uncompressing cuz I have a mind like a sieve and can't ever remember the -xvyfmlamelmf part.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 05:39 PM   #8
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Quote:
by gargameI237
can't ever remember the -xvyfmlamelmf part.
tar xvzf ...

x for extract
v for verbose, not necessary but shows you somethings going on.
z for gzip or rather gunzip when extracting but you get the point
f for filename, the name of the file you wanna uncompress

most unix propgram options are easy to remember because there picked like that.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 05:50 PM   #9
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My Heart felt Thanks go out to all of you for taking the time to help me out. I'm glad that there are so many people out there reading my questions and taking the time to respond to them. I hope that I will be able to return the favour someday.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:26 AM   #10
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Its been awhile since any1 post to this forum but i was wondering after u go thru the install process. ya know the tar -zxvf "whatever" then ./configure and make and make install. can u delete the files after its installed?
 
  


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