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Old 08-04-2003, 09:09 AM   #1
mannybabe
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installing programs


i downloaded the linux version of hotline "hxd"
i got it from www.tracker-tracker.com from the downloads section

i can't remember how to compile source and install it

when i downloaded it it came in a tar.gz format

can some tell me how to extract a .gz in console because i can only do it in X windows

i'm using red hat 9

i extracted it and then i went to console and did a ./configure

it did it's thing

then i did a make install

then i don't know what to do after that
can someone help me please.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 09:16 AM   #2
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Ok, first, to extract the file at console:

tar xvzf filename.tar.gz

Then go to the extracted folder and FIRST read the readme and install file (sometimes there's a different way to install rather than ./configure ,etc. etc.)

The normal way to install it is:

./configure
make
make install
 
Old 08-06-2003, 08:41 AM   #3
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then what

i knew that part
but what do i do after that
is that all that is required?
 
Old 08-06-2003, 09:38 AM   #4
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It seemed like you missed the "make" part that comes before "make install". What make does is compile the program's source code on your computer. Then you run "make install" and it will acutally install the source that "make" just compiled.

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Old 08-06-2003, 09:39 AM   #5
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Then it should just be a command to run the program... like when I installed MPlayer from source, the command to run it after I finished installing it was just "mplayer"...

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Old 08-06-2003, 11:16 AM   #6
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any way to put the programe in X ?
i'm using KDE. Thanks
 
  


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