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I feel so daft, I have forgotten how to untar & install a program. I am a mewbie and have had problems with Mandrake 9.1, having installed it 10 times ...
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    untar & install a program


    I feel so daft, I have forgotten how to untar & install a program.

    I am a mewbie and have had problems with Mandrake 9.1, having installed it 10 times due to various things, I think I have at last got a good install.

    Anyway, I got a kpassword.tar.gz password program that I would like to install.

    Please, what are the commands. I have put the file in my home directory.

    In the readme it says, I tried all this, but get errors, no directory or command.
    ========================
    1. INSTALLATION

    Just running

    $QTDIR/bin/qmake -project "CONFIG += qt warn_on release thread"
    $QTDIR/bin/qmake
    make

    ======================================

    May I thank you in advance, your help is very greatly appreciated.

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    .tar.gz means its zipped. you need to extract it. try right clicking on it then have it "extract here"

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    try
    gunzip filename.tar.gz
    tar xvf filename.tar

    go to directory created from the tar xvf command and do
    configue
    make install
    install
    make clean

    the above should do it

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    You can skip the gunzip step by doing tar -xzvf filename.

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    Note also that you will have to do ./configure unless you have added . to your PATH.

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    brilliant, great,
    thanks a lot.

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    yes.

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