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col.kowalski 09-10-2004 03:16 PM

how do you install files that you get in tar.gz files in SuSe? the farthest i have gotten is getting the file untarred, but i have no clue as to how to install the package...something like make install, but where and how, do i type that in??

tuxrules 09-10-2004 03:19 PM

you would do that at the command line. If you have unzipped the package, go the directory created after unzip and look for README (generally a readme file is included) file for specific installation instructions.

serz 09-10-2004 03:36 PM

Yes.. most (all?) of the .tar.gz / tar.bz2 packages come with README or INSTALL text files.

ehawk 09-10-2004 03:41 PM

Yes, read the INSTALL file. That being said, the process is normally

make install

col.kowalski 09-11-2004 04:19 AM

yeah, i read those, and then it tells me i need a compiled kernel or somethin like that

sether 09-11-2004 05:12 AM

what exactly is it asking for? perhaps the program you're installing requires a certain option compiled into the kernel? or the program requires the kernel sources? can you give some more details?

kenji 09-13-2004 02:24 PM

compiling a kernel is not as easy as it seems you should see first if
there is an options, license, configurations and sorts of stuff because
you can destroy your system! 3

mermxx 09-13-2004 04:10 PM

are u trying to install a driver or a package for ur distro? If u could tell us what type of package u want to install then we could direct u a bit better :-)

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