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I downloaded a trial demo version of a commercial software for Linux and want to install on my Ubuntu 5.04 hoary. This may be simple or not. Can anyone tell ...
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    How to install a TGZ?


    I downloaded a trial demo version of a commercial software for Linux
    and want to install on my Ubuntu 5.04 hoary.

    This may be simple or not. Can anyone tell how to install a *.tgz software with synaptic or command line?

    any help is appreciated

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    try reading the tutorial on this subject in the tutorial section of this forum :-
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...re-readme.html

    have fun

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    Is this tgz a Slackware package by any chance or just a tarball with extension tgz?

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    It was listed as fedora ready. The other option was an rpm install for redhat and Mandriva.

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    What software is this?

    Also, what are the contents of the tgz file?

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    the app is called 'bricscad' a CAD app that's available for Linux. It cost much less than most professioanl cad app. I need to evaluate it. The tgz file I think is binary not source since this is a commercial application.

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    What are the contents of the tgz? Run:
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    cd /where/the/tgz/is (ex. /home/bryan/bricscad)
    tar -zxvf <name of tgz>
    into a terminal to untar the tarball. Look in the newly created folder and there will likely be an INSTALL or a README file.

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    The tgz contains scads of *.dll files and other binaries;typically what one would find in a program folder AFTER installation. The readme file contained the following:

    "BricsCad™ V6 for Linux is a clone of the widely used AutoCAD®. It uses DWG as its native format.

    This version is supported on Redhat 9 and Fedora Core 1,2 and 3, under Gnome and KDE. Since version 6-0-0016-1 we also support Suse 9.3 and Mandrake 10.1 with Gnome and KDE. This version will not run with WINE releases older than september 2005."

    They are woring on supprting other distros. As for WINE, it is not part of Ubuntu and I would prefer a native Unix CAD app fro better performance.

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    When you cd into the new directory, what does the following print out:
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    ls
    Please post that here.

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    For native Linux CAD apps, check out http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2844646285.html
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