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Old 11-13-2005, 12:02 AM   #1
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How to unpack and install

How do I unpack and install a tar.gz file in Suse 9.3...thanks
Old 11-13-2005, 12:08 AM   #2
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tar -zxvf <filename>

then you have to follow the build instructions in the directory that's created (look for a README or INSTALL and read them).
Old 11-13-2005, 03:55 AM   #3
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Usually ... it's

make install
Old 11-13-2005, 05:21 AM   #4
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Any app that you need to install will (most likely) have documentation in the tar.gz file itself. Do,

tar zxvf filename

This would create a directory. go into the directory and there might be a README and/or a INSTALL file, which would have the details on installing.
Old 11-13-2005, 06:30 AM   #5
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In suse then you should have ARk installed. right click on the tar.gz/bz2 and go down to extract then choose an option.
and to install
bash configure
make install


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