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Old 08-10-2003, 06:14 PM   #1
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Running installed .tar.gz apps


Hey All,

I downloaded an app in a tar.gz file and saved it to /home/user ran the following commands to gunzip it:

gzip -d app.tar.gz

then ran:

tar xvf app.tar

it created the new dir just fine. I chaged to the new dir and then ran:

./configure
make all

It looked like it installed but the I tried to run the app in the terminal and got a 'command not found' error. So I am guessing it didn't install? Tried this a few times and same thing. how do I check to see if it has been installed? Running RedHat8. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers.

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Old 08-10-2003, 06:18 PM   #2
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You need to be root to install stuff unless you killed all the permissions on your machine. Try:
./configure
make
su root
make install
 
Old 08-10-2003, 06:24 PM   #3
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Hey Riley,

Thanks for the reply. I was already executing as root. Same thing happened when I tried to install another app. Everyting looks fine in the install and then no dice.

?

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Old 08-10-2003, 06:24 PM   #4
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there's a program out called checkinstall which does what you want. Look for it on google and you'll undoubtedly find it.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 06:26 PM   #5
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It may just be the program not installing to a directory in the path. I know I've installed some stuff like that before. Do a find as root to search for the program. You may have to use the whole path to run it.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 06:45 PM   #6
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Tried that too. I think the problem is that I am in way over my head. The app is fping and I have a feeling there some other configuration to do here. And being somewhat new to this I am struggling. Not to mention I can't find much in the way of documentation on the install process. Appreciate your help Riley..very cool.

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