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Old 04-14-2004, 09:54 PM   #1
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Installing TGZ files

i am new to linux slackware 9.0 and i cant figure out how to install certain TGZ files, can anyone give me some help with this topic
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sorry, i posted this into the wrong section, but if anyone can help. . .
Old 04-14-2004, 10:57 PM   #3
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You have to first extract it. At the console type
tar -xvzf TGZ_file --directory=/tmp

You should see something whiz by. Go to the directory where you extract the file. Then read the documentation on how to install it.
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man tar
Old 04-15-2004, 12:35 AM   #5
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If it's a slackware package, then you need to run:

installpkg packagename.tgz
Old 04-15-2004, 12:23 PM   #6
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in order to install slackware package (.tgz) you can run installpkg like itsjustme said or use the pkgtool application. do not try to unpack and install it. That is for tar.gz source files. .tgz files are pre-compiled binaries.




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