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    Installing tar.gz files with YAST


    I know this is basic stuff. I tried to install a .tar.gz file with YAST. No success.

    Is this doable or do I need to ge back to the tar command?

    TIA

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    as far as i know there is no way of using yast to install a tar.gz file.

    Usually what you need to do is:

    Code:
    tar xzvf <filename>
    
    cd into the folder
    
    ./configure
    
    make
    
    make install
    But it does depend what it is.

    if u run the tar xzvf command, it will extract it, then there should be a README or INSTALL file in the extracted folder that tells you exactly what to do.
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    Also you might be interestied in this tutorial on installing by JasonLambert;

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdousley
    as far as i know there is no way of using yast to install a tar.gz file.

    Usually what you need to do is:

    Code:
    tar xzvf <filename>
    
    cd into the folder
    
    ./configure
    
    make
    
    make install
    But it does depend what it is.

    if you run the tar xzvf command, it will extract it, then there should be a README or INSTALL file in the extracted folder that tells you exactly what to do.
    I do it like this

    Code:
    gzip -d <filename>
    
    tar xzvf <filename>
    
    cd into the folder
    
    ./configure
    
    make
    
    checkinstall -S -y
    I recommend that u get checkinstall named program.

    And compile / install program from tar.gz and replace make install with
    checkinstall -S -y

    When you do this it's easier to uninstall the program (somebody said that you can use Yast / pkgtool / what ever you got to do this when done with checkinstall -S -y)

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