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Old 02-15-2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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problem in installing .tar.gz package in mandriva 2008

please any one can help me to install tar.gz file in mandriva 2008. i am new in linux
Old 02-16-2008, 06:20 AM   #2
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to decompress a tar.gz open a shell and run command
tar zxvf file.tar.gz
cd (to newly expanded folder)
if you have KDE you can unpack with Konqueror...and go into its contents...but the unpack is in ram right hand click and copy the unpack to
/home/yourname/Mydocs or whatever you have called it

each unpack can not be run the same the INSTALL or README

if you still unsure show a link to the file and we can give better info
Old 07-25-2008, 03:41 AM   #3
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cant "make"

it seems that i having some problem when want to "make" the the file. even though i log as root, i still cant make. it seems that "make" command doesnt seem to recognize by Konsole? can i know what is the problem?
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have you installed a gcc and the dependencies?
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Install the gcc, g++, binutils, autoconf and make packages. They will probably be needed. It the ./configure program says that you are missing a package, install the package and the package-devel version as well. Compiling from source, the header files for the package may be needed. The devel package also supplies the static library version as well.

rpm -ql libjpeg
jschiwal@hpmedia:~> rpm -ql libjpeg-devel
Before installing a source package, use rpmdrake and see if there is a mandriva package available already. That can save you a lot of work and can avoid problems if the package you are compiling wants different versions of your libraries.

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