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kinngg
November 9th, 2008, 12:49 AM
Hi all, if i have a tar.gz file, how do i install it? Thanks

fooman
November 9th, 2008, 12:55 AM
if you right click on the file and choose "extract here", then open the new folder that was created from the extraction...you should find an "install" or "read me" file with instructions on how to install.

if its a theme or icon file...no need to extract it, just go to system > preferences > appearance. click on the install button and navigate to the tar.gz, click on it and then click open. it should install.

rbradt
November 9th, 2008, 01:03 AM
If you want to do it via Terminal, check out this link:

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/add-applications/C/install-file.html

Then, just as Fooman said, look for the "install" or "readme" file for futher instructions.

-rbradt

bumanie
November 9th, 2008, 01:38 AM
The first thing you need to do is install build-essential, which contains the 'c' compiler and 'c' libraries.

handydan918
November 9th, 2008, 02:33 AM
The first thing you need to do is install build-essential, which contains the 'c' compiler and 'c' libraries.

Ummm, excuse me for pointing this out, but all tar.gz files are NOT source code, and do not require compilation.


I have installed programs form tar.gz and tar.bz files dozens of times without compiling.

Let's not try to scare the civilians, 'kay?

Sef
November 9th, 2008, 02:37 AM
Read How to Install Anything in Ubuntu (http://amitech.50webs.com/installing/index.php.html).