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Old 08-18-2003, 06:07 PM   #1
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Installing Stuff with linux mandrake 8.2


Im a linux noob but whenever i download anything i can't install it? I downloaded "MPlayer-0.91.tar.bz2" I have no idea how to start installing this program. Can anyone give me some step by step instructions on how to get this working. I've tried opening it with almost everything. Do i need an interpreter?
Any help would be gloriously apreciated. Remember I really have almost no clue on how to use linux, well i can use it i just can't seem to do this...thanks
 
Old 08-18-2003, 06:23 PM   #2
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Hi armed-assailant!!!

Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org. I believe you may find this thread, wrote by a moderator here pretty useful:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

Good luck!
 
Old 08-18-2003, 07:08 PM   #3
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thers different types of COMPRESSING .... tar.gz , tar.bz2 , bz2 .tar .gz ... etc etc... you need to uncompress them then install them... via cd to directory... ./configure , make, make install , make clean or the instructions inside the readme... simple once you get the hang of it!! you canalso use applications to un zip them or do it manually like tar xzvf [filename]
 
Old 08-18-2003, 08:59 PM   #4
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