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zzzonked
April 24th, 2009, 06:34 AM
How do I manually install a .tar.gz file using terminal?

steve101101
April 24th, 2009, 07:01 AM
tar.gz
As a last resort, you can download a .tar.gz file. The .tar.gz file extension indicates the file is a compressed set of files and folders (the compressed files you see in Windows usually have a .zip extension). If you see the .tar.gz, it could be compressed files that have a precompiled binary file, or it could be compressed files that have the source code allowing you to compile the application from source.

If you have trouble installing a .tar.gz file, you can ask for help on the Ubuntu Forums.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware#lastresorts

sazan
April 24th, 2009, 07:03 AM
tar xvfz <file.tar.gz>

<file folder># ./configure ; make ; make install