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    Linux Newbie beachboy's Avatar
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    How to Install tar.gz Files


    How do you Install tar.gz Files in suse9.3?
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    Things like this are pretty easy to find with Google.
    Have you tried this way? Are you getting errors when you try?
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    as root

    Code:
    tar -zxvf nameof.tar.gz
    this command above is the equivalent of unzip in windows (it uncompresses an archive)

    then usually (but always read INSTALL file or README etc)

    Code:
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    you usually can do configure and make as a regular user and make install as root. But these are very generic questions and the INSTALL file or whatever it is called in each particular case will give detailed instructions and if you still don't know then ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerf
    as root

    Code:
    tar -zxvf nameof.tar.gz
    this command above is the equivalent of unzip in windows (it uncompresses an archive)

    then usually (but always read INSTALL file or README etc)

    Code:
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    you usually can do configure and make as a regular user and make install as root. But these are very generic questions and the INSTALL file or whatever it is called in each particular case will give detailed instructions and if you still don't know then ask.
    Thank You that worked great
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    what is "./configure"?? and what is "make" command?
    why when i type it, it can't work?

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    Have you installed the gcc compiler?

    Yast - Software - Software Management

    Search for gcc

    There will be a lot of packages for different purposes but normally just the main gcc package is enough.

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