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Old 10-04-2001, 05:02 PM   #1
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Angry tar.gz files

im brand new to linux, ive worked out rpms but ahve no idea how to install tar.gz programmes that ive downloaded.
please give step by step instructions that a child can understand

Old 10-04-2001, 05:16 PM   #2
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Okay, here is how you take care of those tar.gz files

1. Copy a tar.gz file to a directory on your system. I like to keep my downloaded tar.gz file in /usr/local/src

2. Run the following command at the command line in the directory where your tar.gz files are:

tar -xvzf <filename>

3. This should created a new directory in your /usr/local/src directory with the name of your tar.gz file without the tar.gz ending.

4. cd into the new directory the tar.gz file created and read the README file to get info on how to deal with the new app or file you installled!

Thats it!
Have fun......
Old 10-06-2001, 12:12 PM   #3
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Usually there is also a file called INSTALL that contains information of how to compile and install the program.
In most of the cases it will tell you to run these commands:
make install
Old 10-12-2001, 01:19 AM   #4
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U need to Unpack it first. Use the 'gunzip' and 'tar' command

gunzip ***.tar.gz //this will turn it into ***.tar
tar ***.tar

*** = file name

There should probably be a readme and install file for instruction on how to install.


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