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Old 06-11-2003, 07:52 AM   #1
lazybum
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HELP! Installing with .tar.gz


As you probably guessed from the subject, I want/need to know: how do you install a program from a .tar.gz?
 
Old 06-11-2003, 07:55 AM   #2
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well usually its:

tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz

then go into the created directory and look for a README file or any text file with install instructions...(usually its something like ./configure then make then make install...but not always...you have to read the docs)
 
Old 06-11-2003, 07:58 AM   #3
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On the top of this forum is a thread titled: "Useful Thread about Installing Programs" which you can find here that might help as it explains how to install using source files:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

Its amazing how many times this is asked and then overlooked cause a simple search wasn't performed.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 02:34 PM   #4
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tar xvfz filename.tar.gz
 
  


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