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Old 08-06-2004, 05:20 AM   #1
Morpheusx00x
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How to ........


Hello,
How can i install a tar.gz ?

Thank
you
 
Old 08-06-2004, 05:23 AM   #2
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try tar -zxvf <filename>.tar.gz

Then you usually need to
./configure
make
make install


the "make install" part has to be done as root.
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Old 08-06-2004, 05:28 AM   #3
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First, you must untar your file: tar xvfz filename.tar.gz

You will get a folder named filename. cd into that directory and run as root ./configure (to create a makefile), then make, and finally make install to install your software.

I should mention this installs the software with default settings, to the default path. There should be a README or INSTALL file inside the .gz that will help you with other options or configurations.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 05:29 AM   #4
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Ok done that .
What next ? When i click on the File then theres another directorie in it with many other Files .........
 
Old 08-06-2004, 05:34 AM   #5
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All of our supplied commands were from the command line. Try right-clickingon the tar.gz file to see if there is an "extract" option if you are using a WindowsManager (ie from inside KDE or Gnome)
 
Old 08-06-2004, 05:35 AM   #6
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Well i have done that First : tar -zxvf.......... Then it created another Directorie wich is called FlightGear.... and there are many Files inside like FlightGear.dsp and INSTALL and .......
 
Old 08-06-2004, 05:46 AM   #7
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OK, from a shell (terminal), type

cd FlightGear-xxx (in case you're not there already)
./configure
make
su (then enter <password>)
make install

then run "FlightGear" from the command line

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Old 08-06-2004, 05:47 AM   #8
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Ok in the INSTALL it says :

1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
`./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're
using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
`sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
`configure' itself.

Running `configure' takes awhile. While running, it prints some
messages telling which features it is checking for.

2. Type `make' to compile the package.

3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with
the package.

4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and
documentation.

5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the
source code directory by typing `make clean'. To also remove the
files that `configure' created (so you can compile the package for
a different kind of computer), type `make distclean'. There is
also a `make maintainer-clean' target, but that is intended mainly
fo....

So i cd to the Directorie but i dont understand what they mean with ./configure and make install
 
Old 08-06-2004, 05:48 AM   #9
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That's just a generic install instructions file. Just execute the commands I gave above.

Baldrick
 
Old 08-06-2004, 05:55 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Baldrick65
OK, from a shell (terminal), type

cd FlightGear-xxx (in case you're not there already)
./configure
make
su (then enter <password>)
make install

then run "FlightGear" from the command line

Baldrick
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Well do i have to type in cd ..... everytime ? like

cd /home/danny/Documents/ ./configure ?

( The File is called FlightGear-0.9.5.tar.gz and located in this Folder : file:/home/danny/Documents )
 
Old 08-06-2004, 05:58 AM   #11
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Quote:
Well do i have to type in cd ..... everytime ? like

cd /home/danny/Documents/ ./configure ?
No ... as long as you're already in the FlightGear-0.9.5 directory, just running ./configure etc. should work.

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Old 08-06-2004, 06:01 AM   #12
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When i type in ./configure it says No such File or Directory .
 
Old 08-06-2004, 06:05 AM   #13
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OK, open up a new terminal, type in
cd /home/danny/Documents/FlightGear-0.9.5
you should be in the FlightGear Directory ...
./configure
make
su
<then enter root password>
make install

Baldrick
 
Old 08-06-2004, 06:17 AM   #14
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When i type it in ( cd /home/danny/Documents/FlightGear-0.9.5 ) it still says No such File or Directory
 
Old 08-06-2004, 06:21 AM   #15
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I just made a new Folder called FlightGear then i typed in cd /home/danny/Documents/FlightGear and it worked but when i type in ./configure it says no such file or directory .
 
  


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