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    Default How to install tar format software in RHEL 4.0

    Dear All,

    Please give the solution

    How to install tar format software in RHEL 4.0


    Regards,
    Manish Gupta

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    Assuming that tar file name is xyz.tar.gz
    First, you need to untar file using tar command.
    Code:
    tar -zxvf xyz.tar.gz
    Change directory (so that you can compile):
    Code:
    cd xyz
    Run configure command:
    Code:
    ./configure
    Compile software
    Code:
    make
    Install software
    Code:
    make install
    In short you need 3 commands:
    Code:
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    You may also find README or README.txt or INSTALL file with each tar ball. Take print out of the same for detailed instructions.
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    Hello Manish,

    First, you will want to unzip or uncompress the file in your home directory or if you compile programs often, create a folder in your home directory.

    If downloaded a file and it has extension .tar.gz or .tgz use the following tar command:
    Code:
    tar -xzvf file.tar.gz
    tar -xzvf file.tgz
    If you downloaded a file and it has the extension .tar.bz, use the following tar command:
    Code:
    tar -xjvf file.tar.bz
    If you downloaded a file and it has just a .gz extension use the gunzip command:
    Code:
    gunzip file.gz
    If you downloaded a file and it has an extension of .bz use the bunzip2 command:
    Code:
    bunzip2 file.bz
    Now go to extracted the source code directory using cd command:
    Code:
    cd directory
    Now build software binary
    Code:
    ./configure
    make
    Finally, install software binary
    Code:
    make install

    If the make step does not complete successfully then it means that either the Makefile was created improperly or there is a syntax error in the source which is causing it to fail compiling.

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    Default wxWigets....

    A good place to jump in with a question. Now I downloaded an audacity beta file,
    6.5 Mb, and I opened up the audacity........tar.gz, and obtained audacity-src-1.3.2-beta folder. Also I read the ....1.3.2-beta/README.txt. In the compiling instruction it told me to download WxWidgets 2.6.x it is now superseded by a stable 2.8.4, I now have WxWidgets-2.8.4 folder, (both sitting in Desktop).
    So when I command ./configure, the failure is summed up, Config. error no acceptable c compiler found in path.
    I believe WxWidgets-2.8.4 is a c compiler, if so where do I put it, As you can see I am new to this.


    Mike

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    I recommend using application installer command such as apt-get or yum or rpm. No need to to download and compile stuff.. it is crazy not recommended for new linux user. BTW, can you tell me your Linux distro name?
    May the force with you!

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    Default wxWigets....

    I am using Fedora 7. I found it hard to get hold of audacity for Linux, thats why I ended up in this bog.
    Regards,

    Mike.

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    Default Audacity

    I have got Audacity beta and lame installed, all works fine. But one little problem, my mic. selection input does not work. But in Xp my Audacity installed there works o.k. on mic.
    I consider this a minor problem, any thoughts.

    Mike

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    Default audacity/skype

    I have just installed skype, and yes my mic. is not working; fine on XP.
    I use my front mic. jack as the rear one does not work on XP. Is that a clue to the problem.
    Got a feeling someone is going to nail this.

    Mike

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    Hi All,

    Installing the Tarball's are easy when if you installed the developement tools.
    please make sure that the follow are be in place,

    1) Gnu C Compiler formly know as gcc

    2) flex,lex,make,gmake,automake etc

    3) C

    4) bycc

    5) bison etc

    6) then you can go through the README & INSTALL Documents for the specific software u r trying to install.

    7)take the help of ./configure script (i.e) ./configure --help

    while you are configuring if its gives any error, then try to resolv that issue 1 st . then configure.

    then use "make" command.here also u may facing some problem b'cz of unavilablity of developement tool.

    9) once if u successfully finished the above steps, then u can go for a "make install" command.make install command simply copies the file's, program's,libreries etc into specific installation --PREFIX directories.

    10) Finally do not forget to update ur $PATH variable.b'cz sometime's u cant get those commands just u compiled previously.otherwise u have to issue the absolute path.

    thanks,
    aaru

    Note:

    Suppose if u want compile software developed in "PHP, Perl,Python" etc then you should have installed those software 1 st before proceed to compile software.

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    Hi

    I am tiring to install collabnet tar.gz on cent os 5.I am able to extract the tar file the cd to csvn.now when i run ./configure i am getting No such file or directory.

    also i am unable to use make or make install.any idea on this issue

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