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Old 11-01-2003, 03:49 PM   #1
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installing a .tar.gz


im running redhat 9... and i just downloaded a game called legends but its a .tar.gz file..... how do i go about installing this game?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:53 PM   #2
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If it's source code, as I presume:

- Untar it with "tar xzvf legends.tar.gz"
- cd legends-version/
- ./configure
- make
- su -c "make install"

that should do it.

There are more comprehensive guides around though, even a search would produce lots of results.

Ion
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:53 PM   #3
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Take a look at jeremy's "Linux Answer":
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=15
 
Old 11-01-2003, 04:22 PM   #4
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When you,ve cd'd into the extracted directory its always wise to have a look at the read me and install files if they're there.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:01 PM   #5
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Thinking about it you should run ./configure --help first too, it's amazing how often you think "Yeh, I need that option".
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:02 PM   #6
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ok i downloaded the legends.tar.gz to /usr/src.... once i did that i ran the code

tar zxf legends.tar.gz
cd legends
./configure
make
make test (optional)
make install


when i do that i get this ...

[root@localhost src]# tar zxf legends.tar.gz
[root@localhost src]# cd legends
[root@localhost legends]# ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
[root@localhost legends]# make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
[root@localhost legends]# make test (optional)
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
[root@localhost legends]# make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.


ok.. i have no idea what to do now, its not installing.... what should i do?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:06 PM   #7
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There is probably a README or INSTALL file read those - it may want you to use somethign like:
./config

or:
./install.sh
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:11 PM   #8
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at what point do i do that? should i just open up my terminal and go to the legend folder and the the install thing or where should i do it or what?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:15 PM   #9
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Where should you do what? "READ" the files README and INSTALL if they exist in the folder.
Tos ee if they exist:
ls

To read them:
less README
less INSTALL
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:22 PM   #10
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the readme file just talks about the game itself, ya know, sayin this is a beta version, nothin that i can use right now.......... so what should i do?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:24 PM   #11
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What other files are there.
ls
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:25 PM   #12
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common ispawn libopenal.so lindedicated linux.txt QuickStart.txt runlegends
default.keybinds.txt legends libSDL-1.2.so.0 LinLegends main.cs readme.txt show
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:30 PM   #13
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this is what comes up when i ls


common ispawn libopenal.so lindedicated linux.txt QuickStart.txt runlegends
default.keybinds.txt legends libSDL-1.2.so.0 LinLegends main.cs readme.txt show
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:31 PM   #14
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Try reading QuickStart.txt If you still have problems then post the output of:
ls -l
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:36 PM   #15
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the installation proccess in the quickstart.txt says this.........

I. Installation



A. LEGENDS may be freely downloaded from our website,

http://hosted.tribalwar.com/legends/ . The download section link

should be on the left.

B. Run the installation program and follow the directions that appear.


and obviously there isnt just a installation program so heres the ls -l



[root@localhost legends]# ls -l
total 16080
drwxrwxrwx 2 544 513 4096 Nov 1 17:23 common
-rwxrwxrwx 1 544 513 895 Jul 30 13:33 default.keybinds.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7712 Oct 30 16:49 ispawn
drwxrwxrwx 2 544 513 4096 Nov 1 17:27 legends
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 746902 Oct 30 16:49 libopenal.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1284469 Oct 30 16:49 libSDL-1.2.so.0
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7045265 Oct 30 16:49 lindedicated
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7266721 Oct 30 16:49 LinLegends
-rwxrwxrwx 1 544 513 13404 Oct 29 16:31 linux.txt
-rwxrwxrwx 1 544 513 8165 Aug 1 18:22 main.cs
-rwxrwxrwx 1 544 513 15401 Sep 24 17:12 QuickStart.txt
-rwxrwxrwx 1 544 513 5254 Oct 27 20:27 readme.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 52 Oct 30 16:49 runlegends
drwxrwxrwx 2 544 513 4096 Nov 1 17:23 show
 
  


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