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    tr.gz file help


    Can some please help me by teaching me or linking me to a tutorial on how to install apps when they are in the tr.gz file format. I know how extract them but when i do and open the folder there is no simple install file. (sorry im a windows user as well) I have to know how to do this since not all files come in RPM format which i already kow how to install. help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: tr.gz file help

    Quote Originally Posted by SuseKid
    Can some please help me by teaching me or linking me to a tutorial on how to install apps when they are in the tr.gz file format. I know how extract them but when i do and open the folder there is no simple install file. (sorry im a windows user as well) I have to know how to do this since not all files come in RPM format which i already kow how to install. help would be greatly appreciated.
    ok, you go into the directory it creates, then type:

    ./configure
    make
    su (to become root)
    make install
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    Thanks for the help. Everything works except when i type make install it says "cannot stat 'thttpd' : No such file or directory make: *** [installthis] Error 1 " what does all that mean?

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    It means that "thttpd" is a dependecny for whatever program you are trying to compile. Does anyone know what thttpd is? Is it a trivial http daemon?
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    What is it that you're trying to install, SuseKid? Can you post some more lines of output surrounding the error?

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    I was trying to install something that was to allow me to download a certain file for linux. i got it working.

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    you gotta cd to the directory before you make i think

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