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Old 09-10-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
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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??
Old 09-10-2004, 04:19 PM   #2
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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.
Old 09-10-2004, 04:36 PM   #3
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Yes.. most (all?) of the .tar.gz / tar.bz2 packages come with README or INSTALL text files.
Old 09-10-2004, 04:41 PM   #4
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Yes, read the INSTALL file. That being said, the process is normally

make install
Old 09-11-2004, 05:19 AM   #5
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yeah, i read those, and then it tells me i need a compiled kernel or somethin like that
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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?
Old 09-13-2004, 03:24 PM   #7
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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

Last edited by kenji; 09-13-2004 at 03:27 PM.
Old 09-13-2004, 05:10 PM   #8
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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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