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September 4th, 2008, 02:33 PM
how do I install tar.gz apps for Ubuntu 8.04 :confused:
September 4th, 2008, 02:35 PM
tar -zxvf <tarfile>
Go in to the new directory:
Read the README or INSTALL file
To compile and install, just execute:
September 4th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Typically they are simply source code, so first extract the application using
tar -zxvf thefile.tgz
Then there will either be a sourcecode or a binary. If it is sourcecode it will typically contain a file called 'README' or 'INSTALL' with installation/compilation instructions. Before you begin make sure you have installed a compiler ( sudo apt-get install build-essential ) and the compiling it will usually be something like
But that heavily depends on which application you are trying to build.
September 4th, 2008, 03:02 PM
this is what i am trying to install entertainer-0.1.tar.gz
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