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Old 11-15-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
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How to install these programs

I have old RedHat 7.3 on my comp untill i can get my mandrake version. How do I install kopete? It is a .tar.gz and a .tar.bz2 file. I also have another program wich is a .bin file. How do I get linux to install these. Thanx.
Old 11-15-2004, 04:59 PM   #2
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you have to untar and unzip .tar.gz like this

tar -zxf theProgram.tar.gz

Then view the README for intstallation instructions

to unzip .tar.bz2 do this

tar -jxf theProgram.tar.bz2

Then view README for installation

To install bin file do this


It will install itself (very easy like windows isntall)
Old 11-15-2004, 05:05 PM   #3
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Sometimes you will have to change the rights on a .bin file. If it won't install, you have to enter
chmod +x [filename]
. That will give the right to execute the file.


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