installing softwares in RH9

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installing softwares in RH9

Postby usman767 » Sat Jun 14, 2003 5:05 pm

Will any one of u guide me to how to install a softwares that is intar.gz format.When i extract the files in it there are a lot of them and i don't know the commands to compile or mak executables out of them.

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Postby shaheryar786pk » Sat Jun 14, 2003 9:29 pm

Do the YABBA DABBA thing to that software, lol.

That's a joke. Here it is what you need to do, first make sure that you have a software's source compressed file not its binaries. If you have binariers then goto step 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7.

Note: Here i am considering your tar.gz file name as xyz.tar.gz.

1. Make a backup copy of your tar.gz file some place.

2. Goto Bash Prompt and browse to your software (xyz.tar.gz, or whatever name it has) 's folder.

3. Type tar -xzvf xyz.tar.gz to exract it in the current folder.

4. cd to newly created software folder i.e. cd xyz

5. Type ls *akefile to see if there is any Makefile or makefile, if yes then goto step 6. If no files are returned then type, ls conf* to see if there is any configuration file there. If so then type ./ It will start your files configuration process.

6. If that process completes successfully then it must create a file named Makefile or makefile. If so then Type make to compile the software.

7. Type make install to install the software.

8. Now you have successfully installed the software, run it and pray for me. :)
Shaheryar S. Sheikh

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