Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 08-17-2005, 01:22 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: SUSE Linux v9.2
Posts: 85

Rep: Reputation: 15
How to treat *.tar.gz files

I am sure that the answer to my question must be buried somewhere in man or info pages or online, disguised in telegraphic sentence fragments, but I have not been able to find it in a half-day search.

I want to install (in SUSE 9.3) certain applications that are available only as sources archived in tar.gz or tgz files. After I extract from the archive ... then what? How must I compile and install the apps? Their home pages give no clue.
Old 08-17-2005, 01:24 PM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,464

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
There is a guide to compiling from source here and another here.
Old 08-17-2005, 01:26 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago
Distribution: Slackware64 -current
Posts: 1,152

Rep: Reputation: 60
You should look into the extracted might have README and INSTALL files. Refer those files for detailed instructions on installing.
Old 08-17-2005, 02:08 PM   #4
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: SUSE Linux v9.2
Posts: 85

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Originally posted by Nylex
There is a guide to compiling from source here and another here. [/

Many, many thanks for both references.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
a tough question 4 u, problem in extracting tar & tar.gz files p_garg Linux - General 5 11-08-2010 11:02 AM
how to install and src.rpms and tar.gz files gadekishore Linux - Software 1 10-12-2005 08:09 PM
A very tasty little treat.... onelung02 Linux - General 1 11-17-2004 07:38 PM
Treat multiple drives as one Whitman Linux - Software 5 04-06-2004 05:21 PM
cant install .bin files, tar.gz files or anyother format!!! madskillz Linux - Newbie 4 10-05-2003 10:28 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration