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Old 02-03-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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How do I install software/app that is in tar.gz form?

How do I install software/app that is in tar.gz form?
Old 02-03-2009, 06:48 PM   #2
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cd /path/to/file.tar.gz
tar xvzf file.tar.gz
cd file (or directory it creates)
Checkout the README for further instructions.
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and after you do what camphor suggested then usually a way to install a package is to run the following commands(in that order);
1. ./configure
2. make
3. make install
but it can be different.Installation instructions are usually in the INSTALL file.


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