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    Tarball Help!!!


    I need the PROPER Procedure for Unzipping and Installing a Tarball step by step...does anyone have anything for me...please!

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    It depends on what's in the tarball. The common
    command line extraction is done with tar -zxvh <filename>
    but you should read the tar man page to be sure.
    often you can do this from the GUI with the right click
    context menu.

    If the tarball has source code, there's usually a file
    called README, and sometimes one called
    INSTALL. You should read them first, but if you are
    impatient, the canonical set of commands is

    1. ./configure
    2. make
    3. make install


    To properly install, the last command, make install
    should be done as root.

    Some tarballs are ready to run executables. The README
    file will usually tell you which file is the one to run.
    For example, Limewire unpacks from a tarball, and has
    a file called RunLime.sh, which is a script that starts
    the program.

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    Here's a HowTo that might help, too:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html
    oz

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    On my RIght click there is no "UNtar" Option

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