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Old 07-27-2003, 04:58 PM   #1
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I dont get how to install .gz's
 
Old 07-27-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation
 
Old 07-27-2003, 05:04 PM   #3
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Old 07-27-2003, 07:41 PM   #4
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Re: Installing Software

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I dont get how to install .gz's
Files that end in .gz (usually .tar.gz files) are the Linux equivalent to the ubiquitous .zip file under Windows. The way you install a program stored in a .tar.gz file (or .tar.bz2, for that matter - another zip file equivalent) depends entirely on what is in the .tar.gz file! It usually will contain source code, in which case, read the docs (README and INSTALL usually come with source files). If it contains something else, then read the docs that come with it!
 
Old 07-27-2003, 09:56 PM   #5
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