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Old 12-06-2001, 07:32 PM   #1
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How do I install a downloaded program???????????

I have SuSE 7.3 . I downloaded a plug in for the gimp ---gimp print 4.2, I extracted it into an empty folder, I clicked on the CONFIGURE icon in the folder I extracted it into and VIOLA ! I installed Star Office ?????

I have opened a terminal in the folder I extracted the files and treid ./configure, make, make install, gmake, gnumake, install, Install - pretty please w/ sugar.......any HELP ??

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Old 12-07-2001, 08:32 AM   #2
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Might help if you mention what type of file you downloaded. If it was an rpm then the following should work:
rpm -i filename.rpm

If it was a tar ball (.tar.gz or .tgz) then first do:
tar xzf file.tgz

Then enter the directory where it extracted and read the README/INSTALL file. Usually there is either an install script or you do the usual procedure of:

make install

For some apps you'll need to be root if you want to install it in the right location when you do the make install.

Oh yeah Suse doesn't use rpm's so that probably won't apply in your case.

Last edited by Mik; 12-07-2001 at 08:34 AM.


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