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Old 11-14-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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How can I launch a program?

I've downloaded a *.tar.gz
i've done
tar xzvf name.tar.gz

how can i launch the program

i've used the & command but didn't worked

Thank you!
Old 11-14-2005, 06:07 PM   #2
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A good post from jeremy on compiling apps from source:

Usually there are two more steps to compile a program. The compiled program is called most times like the one you downloaded. Not always, though. If the link doesn't help you post again and tell us, what program you tried to compile.
Old 11-15-2005, 07:14 AM   #3
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I solved it!
the answer is

But now it says
Segmantation fault
Old 11-15-2005, 07:43 AM   #4
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What's the program? Any problems during compiling? What's the exact error message? Anything in your log files (/var/log/)?


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