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Old 05-23-2003, 08:03 PM   #1
tobsai
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Question Installing programs...


Hello,

I am struggling to understand how it is possible to install a program without an RPM. I have had several programs now with an install-sh script, but no real instructions on how to use it other than to use the make program when in the install directory. I can understand decompressing into an install directory, but I don't know what to do with the the install-sh file when i am done. When I use the make command i get an error. Can someone send me to an article or help me to understand what to do? Thanks!
 
Old 05-23-2003, 08:11 PM   #2
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rpm's are binaries, the actual program.
If you've got sources, you have to compile them yourself (making a executable program from sourcecode).
in most cases the only thing you will have to do, is decompress the archive go inside the newly created directory, run ./configure make & make install.
example:
tar -zxvf someprogram.tar.gz
cd someprogram
./configure
make
su (-> we need superuser to install)
make install.

tar -zxvf : decompress an archive
./configure: checks if all libraries needed to compile succesful are present on the system
make : compiles the sources (it makes a program)
make install: copies the program to a directory where the sysem will find it.
 
Old 05-23-2003, 08:29 PM   #3
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when asking questions like this it is highly recommended that you mention the program you are trying to install. the error message would help also...
 
Old 05-23-2003, 08:32 PM   #4
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sorry the program i am trying to install is freeradius .8.1
 
Old 05-23-2003, 08:32 PM   #5
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is there no README or INSTALL file in the "someprogram" directory?
 
Old 05-23-2003, 08:45 PM   #6
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mkdir -p /usr/src/802/radius
cd /usr/src/802/radius

cvs -d server:anoncvs@cvs.freeradius.org:/source login

CVS password: anoncv

cvs -d server:anoncvs@cvs.freeradius.org:/source checkout radiusd

cd radiusd
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/radius

make
make install

/usr/local/radius/sbin/run-radius -X -A
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:46 AM   #7
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make
su -
Root password

make install

 
Old 05-24-2003, 10:40 AM   #8
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why did you not use
freeradius-20021109-1.2.0 RPM for i386 ??
 
  


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