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Old 05-22-2006, 09:25 PM   #1
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Exclamation intallin a tar.gz file


i am trying to install a tar.gz file i already have extracted it into a directory but cant really get a command to intall it and i cant get it to intall with yast. Help please
 
Old 05-22-2006, 09:41 PM   #2
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i am trying to install a tar.gz file i already have extracted it into a directory but cant really get a command to intall it and i cant get it to intall with yast. Help please
After extracting, look at what is in the directory. Is there something that looks like an install script? If so, run it.
If you find filenames like "configure" or "makefile", then you have something that wants to be compiled.
Also look for the "README" which just might have some instructions.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 09:47 PM   #3
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.tar.gz probably means it's the source code. To install it, you need to compile the code into an actual binary that can be run. You need to have the development packages installed from your distro to compile programs (ie. gcc and automake, etc.). As suggested above, look for a file named 'README' or 'INSTALL' for compiling instructions. Usually it's as easy as issueing these commands from the directory you extracted to.
Code:
./configure
make
make install
A lot of programs require you to do this as root.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 05-22-2006, 10:36 PM   #4
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ok well in the file directory which is " /home/ALU/Desktop/install_flash_player_7_linux" i have 5 files inside there 2 read me files which dont make sense and libflashplayer.so, flashplayer.xpt and flashplayer-installer now i have installed both packages (gcc and automake) i am new with linux so i am stuck again how am i going to compile this directory or how am i gonna or which command i am gonna give ??????
 
Old 05-22-2006, 10:47 PM   #5
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just issue ./flashplayer-installer from inside the directory.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 11:33 PM   #6
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i have got it guys thank u very much

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