[TriLUG] tar help?
rick.denatale at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 17:13:48 EDT 2006
On 6/12/06, WA Brown <brownwa at ftc-i.net> wrote:
> I am trying to install "mpg123".
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason" <jason at monsterjam.org>
> To: "Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list" <trilug at trilug.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 6:47 AM
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] tar help?
> > what file are you using this command on?
> > tar does not "install" anything.. its only used for unpacking tarballs.
> > Jason
> > On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 05:49:53AM -0400, WA Brown wrote:
> >> I need a little help. I cannot get a tar.gz to install. I have fought
> >> this
> >> and its whipped me. Can someone help?
> >> I can unzip it and unpack the tarball but thats as far as I can go. I
> >> cannot get it to install. I have tried "make" and it says there is
> >> nothing
> >> to do. I have never really understood how to do this. Couls someone give
> >> me
> >> a step by step instructions? I am trying to install mpg123 on Fedora
> >> Core5.
As others have pointed out, assuming that this is a source tarball,
the usual steps after unpacking are to go into the resulting directory
and then do:
This will examine your system and build the make file. Then
Which will compile the package
$sudo make install
which will move the results of the compile to the proper locations.
Now I usually start with a step 0 or looking for a file like README,
INSTALL, README.INSTALL or the like which should point out any special
installation steps for a particular package.
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