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Old 04-22-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
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download form the internet


EVERY TIME I TRY TO DOWNLOAD A SOFTWARE FROM THE INTERNET THAT IS A TAR OR ZIP FILE I CANT INSTALL IT. DONT KNOW WHY
 
Old 04-22-2005, 01:32 PM   #2
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WE DON'T KNOW EITHER. PLEASE POST BACK MORE DETAILS. STOP.
 
Old 04-22-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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ok if i try to download gnutella for ex, and i could install it cause it was a zip file
i dont know how to unzip and install programs with suse 9.2 or file type tar
 
Old 04-22-2005, 02:01 PM   #4
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try

tar -xvf filename

then read the README or INSTALL file for instructions on installing

but ususally its.....

./configure
make
make install
 
Old 04-22-2005, 02:06 PM   #5
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The tar utility is present in probably 99% of the Linux distros, so you may untar a tarball by 'tar -xvf filename'. If the tarball is also compressed so it has a .gz or .bz2 extention, use 'tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz' and 'tar -xjvf filename.bz2' repsectively.
There are also zipping/unzipping utilities, but note that gzip, bzip2 and zip each are different.
Next, if your files are some source code, cd into the directory and run './configure', 'make', 'make install'. Sometimes the last command is supposed to be ran as root.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 08:11 AM   #6
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Plus, to run a command as root, you need to type this at the command-line:
Code:
sudo COMMAND
Here COMMAND=make install. It'll then ask you for root's password. Enter it(Even if your typing doesn't appear; it's normal)
Which basically... You guessed it; Installs the program.

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PS: Don't be rude, you'll just drive posters away. Remember: we're here because we want to, not because we have to... we're not techsupport. We don't care.

Last edited by lokee; 04-23-2005 at 08:15 AM.
 
  


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