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Old 06-07-2015, 04:45 AM   #1
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Installing packages


When I install DEB file I use Gdebi to unpack and install,
but what do I use for tar.gz and tar.bz2
 
Old 06-07-2015, 04:59 AM   #2
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When I install DEB file I use Gdebi to unpack and install,
but what do I use for tar.gz and tar.bz2
Hi...

Please see the thread here.

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Old 06-07-2015, 01:08 PM   #3
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they are compressed archives

you open them THE EXACT SAME WAY AS A ZIP ON MICROSOFT WINDOWS!!!!!!!

from the desktop manager
right click on it and select your default archive tool
JUST LIKE ON MICROSOFT WINDOWS!!!!!!!!


as to installing ????

likely it is source code
that you have to compile

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Old 06-07-2015, 03:15 PM   #4
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@John VV - It's not clever to 'shout' at a newbie, if you don't want to help them just ignore their post.
 
Old 06-07-2015, 07:31 PM   #5
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from the desktop manager
right click on it and select your default archive tool
Or usually you can just double click and the distribution will use the default tool.

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Old 06-07-2015, 10:21 PM   #6
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In some cases to install a tar.gz, it has to be extracted, moved to a location & create a link to the executable in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin.

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Old 06-07-2015, 10:25 PM   #7
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We really need to know more about the tarballs.

If they are tarballs of source code (which tarballs for Linux software usually are), the odds are that they are sources to be compiled for installation. (It's not nearly so complicated as it sounds.)

Could you provide links to the tarballs in question? That will help persons give you answers specifically related to this issue.

Last edited by frankbell; 06-07-2015 at 10:33 PM.
 
  


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