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Old 07-14-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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OK, ive had redhat 9 for about a day now and i dont know how to install programs after i take them out of the tar.gz thing they go into thier own folder but theres no like exe or whatever, how do i install them ????
 
Old 07-14-2003, 02:46 PM   #2
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Installation on Linux is very different than installation on Windows. If you're trying to install a tarball, chances are you have some source code on your hands. This means you need to compile. Generally, this means you untar the thing, go inside the directory, and type:
Code:
./configure
make
And, as root:
Code:
make install
There's a lot of documentation on this stuff, but...in short...
configure tries to guess certain things about your system that will be used in the install (locations of libraries, etc), and it also lets you specify some compile options. The README or INSTALL files usually contain info on what to tell configure. Typing
Code:
./configure --help
will also give you useful stuff. make actually compiles the program, and make install puts all the binaries/man pages/etc in the appropriate places. Good luck.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 04:58 PM   #3
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Shit, i tried the code and it dosnt work. I am the root too


wtf do i do??

BTW, im trying to install Apollon 0.8 and i can't find the RPM for it either
 
Old 07-14-2003, 05:17 PM   #4
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[pat@x1-6-00-40-f4-2c-41-70 pat]$ cd apollon-0.8
[pat@x1-6-00-40-f4-2c-41-70 apollon-0.8]$ ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
[pat@x1-6-00-40-f4-2c-41-70 apollon-0.8]$ make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
[pat@x1-6-00-40-f4-2c-41-70 apollon-0.8]$
 
Old 07-14-2003, 05:26 PM   #5
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That error means that you didn't install any compilers. There should be RedHat packages for application development - those should work. You won't be able to install any source-based programs until you have a compiler.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 05:45 PM   #6
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How do i take a compiler off the CD ?
 
Old 07-14-2003, 06:14 PM   #7
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I'm not a RedHat user, but most RPM-based distros (RedHat, Mandrake, etc) have package/software management. It should be on your menu somewhere...is there a RedHat control center?
 
Old 07-14-2003, 06:16 PM   #8
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ya...
 
Old 07-15-2003, 04:28 PM   #9
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theres usually a readme file after you unzip them read that and most of the time itll tell you what to do
 
  


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