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hi! I want to install on gentoo a driver for my printer: lxx74-cups-0.82.tar.gz how can i do that with emerge? Perhaps emerge --buildpkg ? Thx in advance...
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    install a programm not in portage


    hi!
    I want to install on gentoo a driver for my printer: lxx74-cups-0.82.tar.gz
    how can i do that with emerge?
    Perhaps emerge --buildpkg ?

    Thx in advance

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    Portage is for .ebuild files and .ebuild files only! That package you would need to install like you would on any other distro, extract it, then with a terminal cd to the folder and type ./configure && make, and then as root make install.

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    thx! but is there a way to make it a tbz2file?

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    i'm not sure if you're asking how to convert something to bz2 or how to decompress bz2 so my answer is this: read the man page for bzip2 - "man bzip2" at the command line.

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