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Old 03-18-2004, 10:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up please help me to install

dear friends,
rpm pakages are installed by cliking that in browser..i want to install as same like rpm, the files ends with extents .tar.gz and .tar.gz2 like this how i can do this..please help me..i dont the commends and told me the nautics or the name starts with n only ..i dont that it is not installed..please send me the link to do that..
please send me the message..

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Old 03-19-2004, 12:52 AM   #2
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Here is what you need to do if you have a .tar.gz file or .tgz file (from the command line):

1- change the current working directory to tmp. "cd /tmp"

2- unpack (untar) the files. "tar -xzvf FILENAME"

a new directory will be created. Usually just called whatever was the filename before the .tar.gz

3- cd to that directory "cd FILENAME"

4- configure the program "./configure"

5- compile the program "make"

6- install the program (as root) "make install"

The program will then be installed in /usr/local/bin. You can run it directly "/usr/local/bin/PROGRAM" or edit your path to include /usr/local/bin "export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH" then run the program.

If this sounds a little much for you, try just looking for an rpm package that someone else built. RPM find ( is a good place to start.



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