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Old 05-18-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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Install a tar.gz file


What do I do to install a tar.gz file?
 
Old 05-18-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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for debian it would be:
root# gzip -d ***.tar.gz
root# tar -xvvf ***.tar
cd ***
root#./configure
root# make
root# make install

i think.

else have a look at README after unpacking.
greetings

Last edited by j1alu; 05-18-2009 at 04:30 PM. Reason: correction
 
Old 05-18-2009, 04:07 PM   #3
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Since it is a tar.gz file, you only need

Code:
tar xvzf file.tar.gz
cd to the created directory, and read the readme and install files.

However, I would suggest to use the packet manager from your distribution to install, instead of compiling.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 04:08 PM   #4
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You don't install a .tar.gz file, you unpack (some might say expand) it. .tar.gz means it's a compressed archive. Like a .zip file, but different compression method.


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Originally Posted by j1alu View Post
for debian it would be:
root# gzip -d ***.tar.bz
root# tar -xvvf ***.tar
You can unpack with one command:
Code:
$ tar xjvf ***.tar.bz
What you do next depends on what's inside the .tar.gz file. If it's source code you'll need to compile it (configure etc as previously suggested) but it could be pre-compiled binaries in there which you can just run.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 04:10 PM   #5
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You can unpack with one command:
Code:
$ tar xjvf ***.tar.bz
Sorry, what's above is correct but you have a .tar.gz file not a .tar.bz file so it's what repo said. I was quoting j1alu who had written .tar.bz for some reason.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 04:31 PM   #6
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for some reason.
typo ?
what ever... i changed it. sorry.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 05:47 AM   #7
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Hi,

Since it is a tar.gz file, you only need to untar the file. No need of going to install it.

The command to untar the file is

"tar -zxvf <filename.tar.gz>"

This command even work for the files with the extensions ".tgz", for these kind of files use the command

"tar -zxvf <filename.tgz>"


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Raghu.H.R
 
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Since it is a tar.gz file, you only need to untar the file. No need of going to install it.
And what will you do with the uncompressed files?
Most tar files need to be compiled by the user.
 
  


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