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Old 10-20-2007, 09:49 AM   #1
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how to compile

hello ive got a question
i downloaded enigma as a tar file coz there is no rpm
but now i have to compile it should i open a shell and what is the compile command and does it work for all tar files the same way
i us opensuse 10.2
Old 10-20-2007, 10:02 AM   #2
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Always best to read the file named README or INSTALL before anything else. It would have saved you a little bit of time.
Old 10-21-2007, 08:25 AM   #4
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Talking done

hello and thank you both for the help and indeed there was a read me file and it`s compiled many thanks the threat can be closed
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many thanks the threat can be closed
Threat (of not getting it work) closed, but threads aren't usually closed even after the solution is found (somebody may have more questions to ask after that too).

Usually there are the README and/or INSTALL files, but in some (rare) cases it's possible they aren't there (don't ask me why, but I found one package some years ago). In that case also inspect if there's a doc directory (as in 'documentation') or equivalent, it would be very odd if you found a package with completely no instructions inside.

If all else fails, one can always try
make install


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