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Old 10-19-2007, 09:26 AM   #1
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Question of a beginner: "how to install this program"

I have a file "vnc-4.0-x86_linux.tar.gz" in a folder.
To untar it,I use this command:"tar -xvvzf vnc-4.0-x86_linux.tar.gz"
then I get a file called "vnc-4.0-x86_linux"
What should I do next?
Many thanks for your help.
YouJun Hu

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Old 10-19-2007, 09:31 AM   #2
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Are you sure it's not a folder (directory)? A .tar.gz file is a compressed archive which normally contains many files. For SW, one of those might be the instructions. In a terminal, do "ls -l". Directories have "d" as the first entry.

If you really have only one file, then set the execute permissions, and try running it.

chmod +x filename
Old 10-19-2007, 10:51 AM   #3
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You need to do
$cd vnc-4.0-x86_linux
Old 10-20-2007, 02:45 AM   #4
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It's really a folder! Thank Pixellany and Reddazz for helping me.


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