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Old 05-09-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
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extension with tar.gz

hello..i am very new user in Linux...i use Suse 9 and i need to ask how can i setup programms with the TAR.GZ extensions..can somebody tell me pls?
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Old 05-09-2004, 03:07 PM   #2
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setup? as in install? if so
tar -zxvf foo.tar.gz
cd foo/
there should be and 'INSTALL' file there documenting on how to install the program. in MOST situations it will tell you to:
make install
you can also look in the man pages (man tar) to see its other options if you want to compress a file/directory
Old 05-09-2004, 03:10 PM   #3
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Start out by checking out the Answers section of this site (link at the top right of every page), and especially this article by Jeremy. Then when you run into problems you can come back and ask us.

Old 05-10-2004, 07:47 AM   #4
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