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Old 07-25-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy how do I install from tgz, tar files?

I recently downloaded mplayer in the form of tgz.bz2 . But how I install this package? (I'm a newbie) Also, i'm interested in downloading Tux racer but I feel a bit doubtful. Whatever help will be greatly appreciated!!!
Old 07-25-2004, 12:28 AM   #2
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Extract it.

make install

Old 07-25-2004, 05:39 AM   #3
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To extract it

tar xjvf file_name


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