Discussion in 'Open Source' started by antoniobc, Oct 28, 2006.
How to install programs that are in the tar.gz compressed format????
Those are Mostly the Source Files.. i.e. Softwares that are not Compiled Yet..
Search the Stickies for Help...
Edit: This Thread is Extremely Useful.
1. Extract the folder in tar to a directory, or files in tar to a folder in a directory!!
2. open terminal and change to that folder
3. command "./configure"
4. command "make" //You shud be able to run files now from that directory by commanding "./executable_file_name"
5. change to root and command "make install" to bring the executables in path!
Some times there are install scripts like "INSTALL.sh", for that command "sh INSTALL.sh". But u shud read the README file first!
First extract the compressed file, open the Terminal Window
$ gzip -d package.tar.gz
Now, you'll get a TAR archive file in the same directory.
$ tar xvf package.tar
To install a software package:
$ su -
Or you may get a file by name package-install.sh
Also read the file README for full instructions.
To install the package from the Source code:
First you should have installed the C/C++ compilers (gcc, g++, etc.,)
$ su -
# make install
You can follow the steps given by @Mediator, I'm just making things more clearer
& simple for you to understand.
Thanks guys! This stuff some what makes sense. I understood J Guru. I aint a technical person with respect to Linux. Not yet atleast. Anyways thanks you guys!
Separate names with a comma.