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Old 04-25-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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how to install tar files ?what is Repo stuff


I am not used to linux installations i have set up an ldap server

for if people dont knw its a directory access protocol

leaving that aside


i want to install a directory browser and editor

a good one is http://ldaptool.sourceforge.net/

i downloaded the file and am not able to install it coz i dont understand the different types of installation types


a quick install note would be of great help


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i would like to understand one thing right here is about what are repos and what are the keys required to access 'em
is it for security purposes??
 
Old 04-26-2012, 12:29 AM   #2
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From your title-
Quote:
how to install tar files ?
extract the package if it is .tar.gz-
Code:
# tar -zxvf file.tar.gz
If it is .tar.bz2-
Code:
# tar -jxvf file.tar.bz2
Then go into the directory extracted from the package with the help of cd command and-
to compile and install-
Code:
# ./configure
# make
# make install
 
Old 04-26-2012, 12:31 AM   #3
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what are repos and what are the keys required to access 'em is it for security purposes??
Asking about repository?
 
Old 04-26-2012, 08:29 AM   #4
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Asking about repository?

yup am asking about repositories

i dont understand the key stuff can you explain me


adding keys for repos and installing softz

Last edited by nooralain; 04-26-2012 at 08:33 AM.
 
Old 04-26-2012, 08:40 AM   #5
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At first, text/SMS-speak is not appreciated on this forum, so please spell out your words.

About repositories: Unlike Windows, most Linux distributions have one (or more) central places where to install software from, called repositories. In those repositories you will find software that is already pre-compiled for your system. If you install a software from a repository (and you are not running Slackware) then the dependencies for that software are automatically installed, you don't need to bother with that.
For more information how to work with repositories look at your distributions online-documentation.
 
Old 04-26-2012, 09:11 AM   #6
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hmm yup i will not use that stuff!!

for eg i got this package link here
http://pkgs.org/centos-5-rhel-5/atrp...rpm.html#howto


in the how to part

it states to download latest atrpms repo file

then we'r told to install the file

In other words we'r just configuring yum with that repository?

so that yum can search for that software to insall ?? )
 
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In other words we'r just configuring yum with that repository?

so that yum can search for that software to insall ?? )
Exactly.
 
Old 04-26-2012, 09:57 AM   #8
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^ you dont mention what distribution you are using so assuming fedora:
Code:
[schneidz@hyper ~]$ sudo yum install gq
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
BlueBubble                                                                                                      | 3.6 kB     00:00     
fedora/metalink                                                                                                 |  22 kB     00:00     
fedora-chromium                                                                                                 | 3.4 kB     00:00     
fedora-chromium/primary_db                                                                                      |  16 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free                                                                                                  | 3.3 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates                                                                                          | 3.3 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates/primary_db                                                                               | 383 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree                                                                                               | 3.3 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates                                                                                       | 3.3 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates/primary_db                                                                            | 130 kB     00:00     
updates/metalink                                                                                                |  17 kB     00:00     
updates                                                                                                         | 4.5 kB     00:00     
updates/primary_db                                                                                              | 7.0 MB     00:03     
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gq.x86_64 0:1.3.4-10.fc15 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=======================================================================================================================================
 Package                    Arch                           Version                                Repository                      Size
=======================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 gq                         x86_64                         1.3.4-10.fc15                          fedora                         261 k

Transaction Summary
=======================================================================================================================================
Install       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 261 k
Installed size: 839 k
Is this ok [y/N]: n
Exiting on user Command
Complete!
[schneidz@hyper ~]$
 
Old 04-26-2012, 10:37 PM   #9
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what are the keys required to access 'em is it for security purposes??
Many of the packages are digitally signed with a secure GPG signature, which by default yum verifies before installing if you're using yum to install any package. The signatures in the key ensures that the package you're installing are authentic produced by the company and has not been altered.
If you're building your own package, it's good idea to sign your own package with your own GPG key, just to make sure that the package is authentic and produced by you, for an example.
For more information on how to setup yum repository, installing packages and creating your own key, you can first find on google, go through some of the links that would be a better idea.
 
  


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