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1991sudarshan
February 1st, 2010, 10:06 AM
how to install the applications from .tar.gz files?

bolucpap
February 1st, 2010, 10:08 AM
I think you need to be a little more specific if you want a serious answer to your query.

kellemes
February 1st, 2010, 10:10 AM
https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/add-applications/C/install-file.html

Ask if you need any more assistance..

Cheezespread
February 1st, 2010, 10:11 AM
Installation depends on the files that have been included in the zipped tarball you are having. You can extract the contents using this ( in terminal )


tar -zxvf <name of tar.gz file >

1991sudarshan
February 1st, 2010, 10:15 AM
sreenivassudarshan@sreenivassudarshan-desktop:~$ tar -zxvf BitTorrent-5.3-GPL.tar.gz
tar: BitTorrent-5.3-GPL.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors


i got this message in the terminal

Bradtek
February 1st, 2010, 10:16 AM
Also

Right click on file and select extract here
Then look what you have extracted, another file or folder ?
if a folder look inside it for a file named README or INSTALL
or something similar.

ad_267
February 1st, 2010, 10:16 AM
A .tar.gz file is the same sort of thing as a .zip file, so it depends on what is inside the .tar.gz file after you've extracted it.

Why are you trying to install Bit Torrent from a .tar.gz file anyways? Many Bit Torrent clients are available from Add/Remove or the Ubuntu Software Centre, including the original Bit Torrent client.

Cheezespread
February 1st, 2010, 10:29 AM
sreenivassudarshan@sreenivassudarshan-desktop:~$ tar -zxvf BitTorrent-5.3-GPL.tar.gz
tar: BitTorrent-5.3-GPL.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors


i got this message in the terminal

Is the file in your Desktop or Downloads folder ?

jsmnuk
February 2nd, 2010, 08:06 PM
sreenivassudarshan@sreenivassudarshan-desktop:~$ tar -zxvf BitTorrent-5.3-GPL.tar.gz
tar: BitTorrent-5.3-GPL.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors


i got this message in the terminal


The same thing happens to me. My tarball is a Blu-Ray authoring tool, so it's a forgone conclusion that there's nothing like that downloadable with aptitude or Synaptic. If anyone knows differently, plz respond.

ICEB3AR
February 2nd, 2010, 08:18 PM
What exactly do you mean?
first of all you have to extract the files/directories of the tar.gz archive. Use a commmand like mentioned before. Be sure to put in the right path!
Then told us which files are there. It could be that you have to use a script of itself or e.g. that you have to use


./configure
make
sudo make install

ad_267
February 3rd, 2010, 06:48 AM
1. Right click on the file
2. Click on extract here
3. See what you've got inside