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Old 11-28-2008, 03:29 PM   #1
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Question .sh formats for linux programs

It seems i have difficulties in installing applications in tar.gz
I need where to find .sh formats app for easy installatiom on my linux.
Old 11-28-2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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From what I have read, you can install .rpm files (similar to .exe files). You should always try to install apps via your software/package manager first.

If the software you require is not available in your repositories, you should then try and find it as a xxxx.rpm file.

Finally if it is an app that you must have and it's not availble other than as a tar.gz, it's time to start learning how to install from source.

Search this forum for installing from source or something similar. There is an excellent how-to on doing just that.
Old 11-28-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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As suggested above, your first and foremost priority should be your package manager. like
and smart...

as far as compiling form source is concerned ...

first download tar.tgz file ..

unzip it..

tar -xzvf your_file.tgz

now run ./configure
then run make
and finally make install

i know there would surely be dependency problems... and you'll end up in smoke..

better think about package manager.. like yum and apt-get..

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It would certainly help if you could tell us more what kind of trouble/difficulties you have.
What have you tried? How did you proceed?


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