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Old 09-01-2003, 06:06 AM   #1
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installing opera from a open source code tarball


trying to install opera tar.gz file, am sort of comfused about one part, and stumped at the 3 rd step. this is what i have completed so far, and maybe some explanation from someone to help me. i got to get this down, a must for me-

step 1- change my current working directory to /usr/local:

cd /usr/local
result-okay-successful

question-what was the working directory?


step 2.-decompress the tarball

tar -xvzf /home/ronss/Documents/opera-7.11-20030515.2-shared-qt/o386.tar.gz
result-successful-uzipped the files properly, understand whats happening

step 3- i have to fiqure how the new directory is called, then i cd into it

dir
cd the _new_program_subdir

since some of the directories have long names, i use the great autocompletion option to save on typing-i just type the first few letters and then press <TAB>

result-not completed-

CAN SOMEONE TELL MY EXACTLY WHAT TO DO IN THIS STEP?

got this for patchtech link found on this site, the next step woulld be configure, make , make install

Last edited by ronss; 09-01-2003 at 06:16 AM.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 06:18 AM   #2
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The problem may be that you already have a similarly named file in the directory.

eg. if your new file is called opera-new-200311233.tar.gz and you have a file called opera-new-200309111.tar.gz it will only autocomplete as far as opera-new-
 
Old 09-01-2003, 06:18 AM   #3
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Reading what you said, chances are the directory is called opera. So type "cd op", hit tab and see what that gets you.
Haven't tried Opera in a while, letme download it and see what happens to me.
Dang, you're installing the source? Probably, once you're in the directory, you're going to have to run the ./configure script, then run "make", followed by "make install"

cheerio,

René
 
Old 09-01-2003, 06:22 AM   #4
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Just went there and saw they don't offer the source code after all. So forget what I said about ./configure and after that. I'll just download the tgz file and see what happens to me.

René
 
Old 09-01-2003, 06:25 AM   #5
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thanks for replys , will check things out-



got to get this down, some other software i want to install is available only in tar.gz format

had install a tar.gz file back in 2002 for opera, i have a rough outline, tryed it last night, but was having problems unpacking the opera file

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Old 09-01-2003, 06:29 AM   #6
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Pretty straightforward.
So, as root, go into that directory (/usr/bin/opera-verylongversionnumber), and run the ./install script. You should be fine after that.

René
 
  


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