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Confused Panda
February 27th, 2009, 04:13 AM
I looked around on the web but I couldn't understand what people were saying. I'm trying to install stepmania on my computer but I'm lost at what to do with tar.gz files.

Any help is appreciated.

February 27th, 2009, 04:17 AM
You first need to be in the same directory where you have saved the file with a terminal. Then, you would unpack it with

tar xvzf filename.tar.gz
That would create a new directory and you need to change to that directory and read either the readme.txt or INSTALL on how to build and install it.

Confused Panda
February 27th, 2009, 04:18 AM
is the filename the zipped version or the name of the unzipped version?

February 27th, 2009, 04:21 AM
Replace filename with the exact name that you have just downloaded. What is the exact name of the file that you've downloaded?

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

ls -la ~/Desktop