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Old 10-18-2010, 02:47 PM   #1
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install tar.bz2

how can i install openmpi.taz.bz2 on debian linux?
Old 10-18-2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! Openmpi is in the Debian repositories, so all you need to do is install it using the Synaptic Package Manager or:

aptitude install openmpi-bin
Debian has thousands of packages in their repositories, so most of the time searching for and downloading "tarballs" (.tar.bz2 files) is not necessary.
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Most likely, you need to unzip and untar the file, then read the INSTALL file, compile and install it.

If you're just looking for the openmpi libraries, you can just install them from the repositories. apt-cache search openmpi to see all packages. I think you probably want openmpi-bin -- aptitude install openmpi-bin.

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As suggested before, best is to use the packagemanager.
However, to install a tar file:
open a terminal
tar -xvjf openmpi.tar.bz2
cd to the new created directory and read the readme files.
In general
make install

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