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Old 05-25-2005, 04:09 AM   #1
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downloading zipped folders

hi ppl. may i know what should i do after downloading a zipped folder? i had tried typing tar -zxvf ... in order to extract those files in it. but how do i execute and install those applications on my pc? for example, how do i run the glade gtk or eclipse software on my pc?

can somebody pls help me in this basic queries? tq...
Old 05-25-2005, 04:40 AM   #2
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first of all, go to `User CP' -> `edit profile' -> `distro' and enter which distribution you use (debian, gentoo, whatever).

what you called a zipped folder is most often called a tarball (technically it should be a `(g/b)zipped tarball', but the zipping part is often omitted). Also, tarballs don't contain folders but filesystems (that's what I heard, at least).

Now, onto your question:
$ cd /path/to/where/the/files/are
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install # this one may need to be run as root.

but if you have a decent distro, chances are that you can find the same program in your distro's repository. Since I don't know which distro you use, I can't help you more (see above regarding User CP).

hth --Jonas


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