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  1. #1

    Question Tar Gz Files Problem


    After viewing some tutorials in ...
    http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/videos/...escrobbler.gif
    and
    http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/

    on how to compile tar gz files, I still can't compile a tar gz file. Below, are the command that I typed in my gnome-terminal.

    alex@alex-desktop:~$ cd /home/alex/Desktop/tplitelx_complete.tar.gz_FILES
    alex@alex-desktop:~/Desktop/tplitelx_complete.tar.gz_FILES$ ./configure
    bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
    alex@alex-desktop:~/Desktop/tplitelx_complete.tar.gz_FILES$ make
    bash: make: command not found
    alex@alex-desktop:~/Desktop/tplitelx_complete.tar.gz_FILES$ sudo checkinstall
    sudo: checkinstall: command not found
    alex@alex-desktop:~/Desktop/tplitelx_complete.tar.gz_FILES$


    Pls help me. Thx.

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    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
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    alex@alex-desktop:~$ cd /home/alex/Desktop/tplitelx_complete.tar.gz_FILES
    right click on tar.gz file and select 'Extract here'. this will create a new folder. in terminal, navigate to the folder using 'cd'. check output of 'ls' command. 'configure' file should be listed in output. execute ./configure now.

    check this link too.






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    That simply means that those programs aren't installed.

    You can use apt to install programs much easier. For instance, type the following:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    This will update your package database. Then, type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install <program name>
    This will install the program of your choosing.

    If you still want to build from source and use checkinstall to build a package, you will need the build-essential meta-package and checkinstall:
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    sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall
    Remember to update first.

    Also, don't cross-post. It's against the forum rules.

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    BryanSmith,

    So I did exactly like what you told me to do. Here is how it goes ...

    alex@alex-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential
    Password:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    build-essential: Depends: libc6-dev but it is not going to be installed or libc-dev
    Depends: gcc (>= 4:4.0) but it is not going to be installed Depends: g++ (>= 4:4.0) but it is not going to be installed Depends: make but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: dpkg-dev (>= 1.13.5) but it is not going to be installed
    ymessenger: Depends: libgdk-pixbuf2 (>= 0.13.0) but it is not installable
    Depends: libglib1.2 (>= 1.2.0) but it is not going to be installed Depends: libgtk1.2 (>= 1.2.0) but it is not going to be installed Depends: libssl0.9.6 but it is not installable
    Depends: xlibs (> 3.3.6) but it is not installable
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
    alex@alex-desktop:~$ sudo -i
    root@alex-desktop:~# apt-get update
    Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security Release.gpg [191B]
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security Release
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/main Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/restricted Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/main Sources
    Get:2 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper Release.gpg [189B]
    Get:3 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates Release.gpg [191B]
    Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper Release
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/restricted Sources
    Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates Release
    Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main Packages
    Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/restricted Packages
    Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main Sources
    Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/restricted Sources
    Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates/main Packages
    Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates/restricted Packages
    Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://au.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates/restricted Sources
    Fetched 3B in 5s (1B/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    root@alex-desktop:~# apt-get install /home/alex/Desktop/tplitelx_complete.tar.gz_FILES
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    E: Couldn't find package
    root@alex-desktop:~# apt-get install build-essential checkinstall
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    E: Couldn't find package checkinstall
    root@alex-desktop:~#

    Any other ideas on how I can solve this problem and then, to compile a tar gz file? Thanks.

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    build-essential package is also available in installation CD. you can add CDROM in Synaptic's repo and install from it.





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