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Old 08-05-2003, 11:02 PM   #1
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how to install application like this

there is no .rpm files but some .tar.gz files and I extract them .
How can I install these applications . And I see there is a makefile . If I can run the command make to install.
really need you help
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# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation
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and a few post down there is a post about Installing from Sourcecode Articles
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the tar.gz files are normally source files (and i definitely prefer to use them if i can)

go into a terminal or console and do a su command to avoid problems, cd into the directory of the extracted files and normally just time ./configure, if not, type Make and then Make install
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thanks you all very much


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