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Old 02-18-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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installing *.tar.bz2

can you help me about intalling *.tar.gz2 or other compressed linux file
on my ubuntu
thank you
Old 02-18-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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These file extensions simply tell you that you have a compressed archive. First, you have to extract the archive to see what's inside.

for *.tar.bz2, you would do:

tar -xjvf filename
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:21 AM   #3
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First, check that the software you are trying to install is not in the official repositories for your distributions. Failing that, try to locate an unofficial package. Failing that, do what pixellany said.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:28 AM   #4
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What pixellany said...

But first, I recommend
# To see what exactly is in the tarball, especially directory names
tar -jtvf filename.tar.gz2

# Go to a place suitable for unrolling the tarball
cd /home/yourid/a/good/dir/for/the/project
--- rod.
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And just because this has a newbie vibe to it, you'll want to do what pixalleny said in a terminal: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:53 PM   #6
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When you are done uncompressing the file you'll get a folder with the package name. cd into the folder and read the file "install" for installation procedure. Good luck
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