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Old 01-15-2005, 03:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing Apps in Slackware


Hey,
I recently downloaded Gaim 1.1.1 (tgz) for slackware. On giving the cmd "tar xvzf gaim-1.1.1...tgz" results in creation of Install and Usr folders. How do i go about installing it.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 03:16 PM   #2
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You don't need to extract a Slack *tgz coz it's a binary file. To install it do
#installpkg package.tgz
if you already have an old version of the package, do
#upgradepkg package.tgz
 
Old 01-15-2005, 03:22 PM   #3
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Hey,
Thanks for that. But could you list me a good resource for understanding different types of packages like tar.gz,.tgz,.deb,.rpm.....etc.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 03:26 PM   #4
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I tend to use google coz there is a hoard of Linux sites and articles available.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 07:35 PM   #5
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For installing packages...files that end in .tgz
a great resource is www.linuxpackages.net but it's best to get packages off the slackware website (www.slackware.com) cause of possible dependency problems...I have had a couple of problems especially install gaim 1.1.1.
I have an interesting quirk with gaim. it won't sign on unless i sign in with aim first and then i can use gaim. btw they make aim for linux...but don't unless of course gaim does not work.
a wierd thing right now is when i every i hit the ' key a stupid find search bar pops up. hmm...
 
Old 01-15-2005, 07:37 PM   #6
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Hey,
Thanks for that. But could you list me a good resource for understanding different types of packages like tar.gz,.tgz,.deb,.rpm.....etc.

.tar.gz and .tar.bz2 are source files.
.tgz is a slackware package
.deb is a debian package
.rpm is a red hat package
.bin are executable files right? once chmod a + x is done?
 
Old 01-15-2005, 07:38 PM   #7
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This will give you a good understanding of different types of packages. The article is about RPM, but if you look on the right side of the web page you will see notes explaining the different types.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:02 AM   #8
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.rpm is a red hat package
.bin are executable files right? once chmod a + x is done?
RPM did originate from Red Hat, but at this point, nearly every distro includes some support for RPMs.

And executable files in Linux do not have any special extension, they don't have to have any extension at all, for that matter.
 
  


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