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Old 08-03-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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How to install tar files?


I am trying to install the latest version of Banshee on Fedora 13, but latest version appears to be a 'tarball' file.

I have downloaded and extracted this file, but am baffled as to what to do next.

Are there any guides out there for installing these files?
 
Old 08-03-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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If you do not know how to 'compile' from source (the tar.bz2/gz file), then use your package manager or untar the file and look inside
 
Old 08-03-2010, 10:33 AM   #3
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tar is simply an archive format, like .zip on Windows. Anything could be inside the archive. You need to extract it, see what's in there, and look for a README or other instructions.

However, Banshee is in the Fedora repositories, so all you need to do is:

Code:
su
yum install banshee
Not only is using 'yum' simpler, it will also keep your system more stable and easier to update.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 10:39 AM   #4
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I did that, but it simply installed version 1.6 rather than the new 1.7...
 
Old 08-03-2010, 10:44 AM   #5
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I did that, but it simply installed version 1.6 rather than the new 1.7...
That's the correct default behavior for Fedora. Fedora 13 came out in May and uses the most current applications as of that date. Fedora 14 will come out in a couple of months and will have new versions of all the applications. In other words, you get a big update of everything at once every 6 months, rather than lots of little updates.

If you feel you really need 1.7 right away, then you need to extract the tar archive and look inside as a couple of us have suggested.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 10:48 AM   #6
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I have looked inside, but being a newbie, none of it is helpful. The readme file merely directs back to the banshee website which is unhelpful...
 
Old 08-03-2010, 10:48 AM   #7
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If you enable the 'Fedora 13 updates testing' repository, you can enjoy the latest ... latest issues if any as well.

But do not enable 'rawhide'
 
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:30 AM   #8
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This is from the Banshee development page:

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Then you should cd banshee (move to the folder where you checked it out from git) and run ./autogen.sh followed by make. You can run Banshee from git alongside Banshee from a package by not running make install. Instead, run and test Banshee from git with make run.
So, it sounds you just to untar it, cd to the directory, run ./autogen.sh and then make, assuming you have all the dependencies required (unlikely!). See the link above for more on that.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 12:03 PM   #9
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That's the correct default behavior for Fedora. Fedora 13 came out in May and uses the most current applications as of that date. Fedora 14 will come out in a couple of months and will have new versions of all the applications. In other words, you get a big update of everything at once every 6 months, rather than lots of little updates.
I think that comment gives the wrong impression. Fedora 13 did come out in may, and Fedora does distribute the latest "tested" version of software, but it also tests newer versions and when they are ready they are released to the update servers for yum. Fedora doesn't stop releasing updates for a version until 13 months have passed (or one month after the release of the 2nd version that follows your version. If you have 13, then you will have updates until 1 month after 15 is released. I see updates on F12 all the time, including Firefox, OOorg, java etc etc as well as system software, font packages, language files and the like..

So the OP has a choice of waiting to see if Fedora release an update to banshee, or building it himself.
 
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I think that comment gives the wrong impression. Fedora 13 did come out in may, and Fedora does distribute the latest "tested" version of software, but it also tests newer versions and when they are ready they are released to the update servers for yum. Fedora doesn't stop releasing updates for a version until 13 months have passed (or one month after the release of the 2nd version that follows your version. If you have 13, then you will have updates until 1 month after 15 is released. I see updates on F12 all the time, including Firefox, OOorg, java etc etc as well as system software, font packages, language files and the like..

So the OP has a choice of waiting to see if Fedora release an update to banshee, or building it himself.
Yes that is true, sorry if I was misleading. Fedora does indeed release minor updates such as bug fixes and security patches throughout the 13 months a release is supported. The OP won't necessarily get Banshee 1.7, but he/she might get a patched 1.6.1 (for example) that potentially solves the unspecified issue with 1.6.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 04:16 AM   #11
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Maybe I will wait for an update then, as I don't (yet) really understand how to build packages... Besides, Banshee seems to be doing pretty much all I want it to, just need to get my iPod to play nice!
 
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I see, so your actual question is "how do I sync my iPod with Fedora?"

There's not a ton of information on this page, but maybe it will help you out: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to..._an_Apple_iPod
 
Old 08-04-2010, 08:57 AM   #13
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No, I did want to try the newer version of Banshee, hence the initial question. The iPod is the next issue, and I wasn't going to post a question until after I had done some research first...

Thanks for the info though!
 
  


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