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Old 03-23-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
bunjee
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Red face installing tar.gz files


I cannot figure out how to install these types of files.
I have searched the internet hoping I could find a way to install, but can't.
I have tried emerge labelnation.tar.gz
please advise.

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Old 03-23-2010, 09:13 PM   #2
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A .tar.gz (commonly known as a tarball) is commonly a source distribution. This means that you may need to follow these steps:

Code:
tar xzvf <name>.tar.gz
cd <name>
./configure
make
make install
However, there is no rule that says this *must* be the process, so once you've extracted the tarball and changed into the resulting directory, look for a file called README, INSTALL or something similar. This file will normally provide you with the exact instructions for this piece of software

Note: software distributed via tarball will NOT usually show up in your package manager

cheers

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Old 03-23-2010, 10:58 PM   #3
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please provide a link to where you got this bit of software
That way we can help you

from a quick Google search
is it this bit of code talked about in these forums?
http://www.google.com/search?q=label...ient=firefox-a
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1409047&page=2

is it this?
http://www.red-bean.com/labelnation/
Quote:
LabelNation is a command-line program for making labels: address labels, business cards, or anything else involving regularly-arranged rectangles on a printer-ready sheet.
You do know that this a a text only ( there is NO gui interface )
 
Old 03-24-2010, 08:17 AM   #4
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This one ? labelnation-1.187 ?
http://www.red-bean.com/labelnation/
http://www.red-bean.com/labelnation/...n-1.187.tar.gz
tar xvf labelnation-1.187.tar.gz
cd labelnation-1.187/
./labelnation --help
.. to see the options.
There is no install, it's just one python script.
Can be "installed" by : 1) su
2) cp labelnation-1.187/labelnation /usr/local/bin/
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