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    I downloaded a .tar.gz file (samba) and I unpacked its contents, but I can't figure out how to install the program.

    I've found a configure file, does that help?

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    open a terminal and type
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    cd /path/to/file
    ./configure
    sudo make
    sudo make install
    i hope that helps

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    Ok, i did the commands. It compiled and then installed a bunch of stuff, but now how do I run the program?

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    Here's a Samba Howto written by AlexK:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...ups-howto.html

    Hope it helps...
    oz

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    Unless you have a reason for compiling from source, you should be able to install samba in synaptic. It should be more configured for you then also, which should make it easier for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbsuperstar
    I downloaded a .tar.gz file (samba) and I unpacked its contents, but I can't figure out how to install the program.

    I've found a configure file, does that help?
    Samba can be found in your package manager. You dont need to download a .tar.gz

    in ubuntu, just go to System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager, type in your password, then do a search (type Ctrl+F) then type in samba.

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