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Old 09-28-2003, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hi, i am trying to download lopster, but when i click over lopster-1.2.0.tar.gz, a file named konqueror5Zfkka goes to /tmp/kde-root. Why?
I also tried to download the .src.rpm file. I used rpmbuild --rebuild lopster.src.rpm then i went to /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386 and i installet it with rpm -ivh, but i don't know where is the program.
I tried to find it with search files but no mathes was found.
Any help for me?
Thank you.
Old 09-28-2003, 08:23 PM   #2
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First of all, you can't simply click on tar.gz files and expect them to install. Those take steps to install. ./configure, make and make install...

Secondly, how did you search for this file? Try simply lobster at a console or terminal to start the application.

If nothing, try searching by doing something like this:

find / -name *lobster*

To find out where an command to start the app is located.
Old 09-28-2003, 08:29 PM   #3
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If you're trying to install a .tar.gz file, you need to compile it in order to "install" it. Check out this "LinuxAnswers" how-to on how to decompress, configure, and install files from source:

I believe that .src.rpm files just install the actual source file which you then have to compile. Check out the how-to, it's well written and a good walk-through on how to install from source.

And if you "lose" a file in the future, you can use this (as root) to find it:

find / | grep filename

where "filename" is replaced with what you're looking for (or even a partial name like:

find / | grep lopster

Hope that helps

Sorry for "reposting" Tricky, looks like you beat me to the punch.

Last edited by Capt_Caveman; 09-28-2003 at 08:31 PM.
Old 09-28-2003, 08:40 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Capt_Caveman
Sorry for "reposting" Tricky, looks like you beat me to the punch.
No worries mate, two is always better than one or even none....


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