Downloaded New Program

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jelawman, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. jelawman

    jelawman Guest

    OK, I have a new program in my TMP folder in mandrake 9.0.. How do I install it it looks like a TAR file (tz) is this the same as Win Zip file but in Linux... How do I get it extracted and installed... You can see I'm new to Linux but it seems like a great OS, once I learn the in and outs of the system itself...

    Thanks for any help rendered...

    Jerry :huh:
  2. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    winrar will do the trick for you
  3. dav3st

    dav3st OSNN Addict

    I think he is trying to install that software in linux
    you can extract the files with the command
    "tar xvf file.tar.gz"
    then cd to the directory created "cd file"
    and finally configure, compile and install the program
    "make install"

    hope this helps
  4. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    winrar is available for Linux isnt it??

    thats alot of work just to extract a file :)
  5. dav3st

    dav3st OSNN Addict

    as i can remember there's no winrar in linux (sure it works under wine), but there's a command line unrar, and a lot of gui's for those applications
    "tar xvf file.tar.gz" to extract the files
    the rest is for install:)
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Yup, that should extract and install the software for you :)
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    And that's why I gave up on it. Couldn't get passed first base. :huh: