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I'm trying to install s-jog, an app that will allow me to use the scroll wheel on my vaio, but when I try to unpack and install the tarball using ...
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    Error when installing a tar.bz


    I'm trying to install s-jog, an app that will allow me to use the scroll wheel on my vaio, but when I try to unpack and install the tarball using Arch's pacman I get the error:
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    loading package data... load_pkg: missing package info file in sjog-*
    Any ideas on how to correct this issue or work around it? I've tried downloading from different mirrors, and even tried a later version. Same problem.
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    I've never used Arch before, but to install a .gz package you can run...

    ./configure --help (for a list of options to pass to configure)
    ./configure && make
    su
    make install

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    usaually tar.gz are source code packages to my knowledge package managers dont install them
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    I'm pretty sure distributions like Arch, Gentoo and Slack all use the tarball format. That's why when you use their package managers (pacman/emerge) they compile the code. I'm confident I have the correct file format and am using the command correctly - I'm just not sure why I'm getting the info error, nor how to correct it.
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    You cannot use a standard .tar.gz with PACMAN.

    Arch's packages are of extension .pkg.tar.gz.

    You can build your own packages from a .tar.gz file though. Look at this:
    http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ABS
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    Ah ha! Thanks =)
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