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Old 07-30-2008, 06:28 AM   #1
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Smile Hello! Please!! how can I install a tar.gz software on Mandriva Linux?


Hi!
I downloaded one program in this link, but I don't know how to install it!
http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownl...oad-12812.html
I downloaded the tar.gz... How can I get it working?
Thanks!
 
Old 07-30-2008, 06:37 AM   #2
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The standard way id to download to, say, /usr/src. Then from there:

$ tar xvf mandvd-2.5-4.fc9.tar.gz

This probably untars into a directory /usr/src/mandvd-2.5-4

$ cd mandvd-2.5-4

Read any README and INSTALL type files

then, subject to what was in those

./configure
make
make install (only if the previous steps works, ans must be root)

Note that there's a pretty good chance that there'll be dependency issues that will kill things during configure or make, but we can work on them is/as they happen
 
Old 07-30-2008, 06:38 AM   #3
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In a terminal window make a new directory for the extracted files.

Then type gunzip -c filename.tar.gz | tar xopf -

When the files are extracted, run this command: ./mandvd.

That should do it.
 
Old 07-30-2008, 06:46 AM   #4
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Actually, looks like it untars to mandvd-2.5

Also, reading the INSTALL file, you don't use the ./configure stage
 
Old 07-30-2008, 06:50 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BittaBrotha View Post

When the files are extracted, run this command: ./mandvd.

That should do it.
What makes you think this would work?
 
Old 07-30-2008, 07:05 AM   #6
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Thank you guys...
Billy, I get into the folder, and when I run the make command, it says:
Bash: ./mandvd: No such file or directory
What's going wrong?
 
Old 07-30-2008, 07:11 AM   #7
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That doesn't sound quite right. Can you post the command and all output pls
 
Old 07-30-2008, 07:15 AM   #8
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Sure...

[root@localhost mandvd-2.5]# make
bash: make: command not found
[root@localhost mandvd-2.5]#

Does this help?
Thank you
 
Old 07-30-2008, 07:21 AM   #9
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That's better. I don't use Mandriva, so no guarantees.

You'll need to install make, I guess you can use Mandriva's package manage for that. I suspect you'll need a package called qt-devel as well.

I'm about to drop offline though
 
Old 07-30-2008, 10:03 PM   #10
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Hi...
Billy mayday, I installed Make on mandriva package manage, but I didn't find qt-devel there, I only found packages named libdbus-qt-devel and others, I don't know which one I have to install...

Now when I run make command it shows me this message:

[root@localhost mandvd-2.5]# make
make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/lib64/qt-3.3/mkspecs/default/qmake.conf', needed by `Makefile'. Stop.
[root@localhost mandvd-2.5]#

Does someone know What this means?
Thanks!
 
Old 07-31-2008, 12:17 AM   #11
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qmake was what I though was in qt-devel. See this link (although a little old) that gives some hints on where to find/get it

http://www.techsupportforum.com/alte...ndrake-qt.html

Maybe the mandriva package is called qt-dev
 
  


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