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Old 07-21-2005, 03:37 AM   #1
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Major problems installing tar.gz files


Alrighty... im new to linux, using redhat 8, i believe...

My problem is, i cant manage to install binarys! I copyed the tar.gz file to my desktop, managed to open it up, went into the folder with the main files and typed in "./install" like my friend told me. The problem is, it says no such file or directory. I tried running the program itself but it doesnt find a library... im not sure what to do because im totally lost in the world of linux... anything that will help me in the right direction would be so awesome you wouldnt believe it

If this helps-
Im running a box with a 522 mhz amd k6, 64 mbs ram, a 20 gb hd... and linux is by itself on it.

also, the software im trying to install is called stepmania, version 3.9
 
Old 07-21-2005, 04:33 AM   #2
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I copyed the tar.gz file to my desktop, managed to open it up, went into the folder with the main files and typed in "./install"
How did you "manage" to open it? By clicking on it? That won't unpack it and that's what you need. Instead, open up a console, cd into the directory that contains the file (probably /home/Desktop) and run
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tar -xzvf file_name.tar.gz
(You may omit the 'v' flag; also, for tar.bz2 files use 'j' instead of 'z') Then cd again into the new directory and run ./install and whatever you need.

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Old 07-21-2005, 02:48 PM   #3
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i just copyed it to my desktop and right clicked and hit extract here
 
Old 07-21-2005, 02:53 PM   #4
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Is there perhaps another file that could be an installer? If not does "./configure" work?
 
Old 07-21-2005, 03:25 PM   #5
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nope, sadly, it doesnt. i do know that the unzipped files look exactly like the dir i installed to on windows... but when i click the Stepmania executeable, it says program not found?
 
Old 07-21-2005, 03:31 PM   #6
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Maybe this howto helps:
http://www.bemanistyle.com/tutorials.php?mode=view&r=54
 
Old 07-21-2005, 03:56 PM   #7
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im getting an error which the page doesnt mention

"error while loading shared libraries: libmad.so.0: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory"

am i just doomed?
 
Old 07-21-2005, 05:11 PM   #8
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No you're not You have to install the libmad package.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 10:56 PM   #9
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alright, i got the sdl thing downloaded, unpacked it, and ./configure'd it then when i went to ./install it it says no such directory or filename... what do i do? lol.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 11:01 PM   #10
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The usual procedure after you untar a .tar.gz file is to run "./configure" then "make" then "make install". If that doesn't work or you're not sure, there's usually an INSTALL file (or, if not, a README file) in the package that will tell you exactly what to do.
 
  


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