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Old 11-10-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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how do i install .tar?


I know how to unzip bzip2, gzip, zip, blah, blah. And I know how to extract a tar, but then I don't know how to install any thing. I'm using suse 9.1 and I can easily install icons, mouse themes, color schemes, etc. But window decorations, Karamba stuff, and so forth is different.

Also, if it's not to much trouble, how do you install win progs. on wine?
 
Old 11-10-2004, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: how do i install .tar?

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Originally posted by ojasom
I know how to unzip bzip2, gzip, zip, blah, blah. And I know how to extract a tar, but then I don't know how to install any thing. I'm using suse 9.1 and I can easily install icons, mouse themes, color schemes, etc. But window decorations, Karamba stuff, and so forth is different.
You usually do not "install" Karamba applets. You simply open the tar file, save the resulting directory somewhere, and run "(super)karamba /your_dir/xxxx.theme" to run the applet. KDE-Look.org has instructions about how to install window decorations.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 02:01 AM   #3
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do u mean random programs from *.tar.gz ?
read the REAME.TXT it should explain
 
Old 11-11-2004, 03:22 AM   #4
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The question could use a little focus. If you are asking how to install programs from a .tar.gz file, the basic steps are:
Code:
tar -zxvf <file>.tar.gz
cd <file directory>
./configure
make 
make install
That's all there is to it: untar the file, move to the directory that gets created, then run the configure, make, and make install commands. HTH -- J.W.
 
  


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