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Idiots Guide re compressed files

 
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ggsinclair
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:41 pm    Post subject: Idiots Guide re compressed files Reply with quote

Hello!

Would it be possible, at some point, to do an idiots guide to installing files from .tgz, .tar etc?

I have been trying to do this for some time now but have never managed to do it successfully!

Thanks.

Gordon
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the one on page 119 of the mag this month? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and every previous month for gawd knows how long Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - just like those ones.

I was thinking of something more along the lines of what is "make" and what does it do?

What do you do when you have unpacked a file?

It doesnt tell you that now does it? No! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

man make
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such an article might tell you what to do on most occasions, but it can't tell you what to do with all source packages. Some people include an installer, some a special build script, or the package might need qmake or some other procedure. If you read the README and INSTALL files, plus run ./configure --help before attempting compilation, you will normally find out all you need to know.
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