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Old 03-26-2004, 10:18 PM   #1
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Angry software intsallation problems

Could someone walk me through the process of installing downloaded software i.e. apollon in linux. I currently using suse 8.0 and do not have the slightest idea of what I am doing.

I am definitely a newby at this.

Old 03-26-2004, 10:34 PM   #2
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did you download the *.gz or the *.bz2?

if you have a different version, edit as appropriate

for gz
tar zxvf apollon-0.8.7.tar.gz
for bz2
tar xjvf apollon-0.8.7.tar.bz2
either one will create a directory called apollon-0.8.7
cd apollon-0.8.7
./configure && make && make install
if it blows up, it'll tell you why - maybe

if it works, just type the program name and off you go.
Old 03-26-2004, 11:00 PM   #3
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I was able to download apollon-dist.tar.bz2. after the download was completed I clicked on a file named and it proceeded to install using kwrite? I have no way of telling if the installation was successful.


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