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Old 04-15-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
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Problems Installing TGZ and SH files

I use slackware 9.0. I wanted to install some programs off of the internet and install them, like a new mozilla, a video player and limewire. these files are TGZ and also one is SH i cant figure out how to install them and i was hoping maybe someone could give me a walkthrough of installing these.
Old 04-15-2004, 09:29 PM   #2
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tar zxvf example.tgz will unzip a gziped tar file and the sh file will be a script. Make sure you set the permissions to allow you to execute it then run it eg.
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i still dont get what all that means i need more detailed walkthrough please
Old 04-15-2004, 10:23 PM   #4
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For mozilla, you should just go:
tar xvzf mozilla-foo.tar.gz
This will create a new directory, and the executable file should be in it.
Old 04-15-2004, 10:50 PM   #5
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On Slackware you DO NOT use tar if the package ends in .tgz. That is a Slackware package and it needs to be installed using pkgtool or installpkg. Check the man pages on those. If the packages are source then follow the advice given by larrykeenen or Burtonsnow. As for the sh file (I'm guessing limewire), as root in a terminal, type sh This will install it.


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