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need help installing tar balls

Postby trippboxer on Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:52 pm

unfortunately i wasn't born with linux in my brain so i have to ask questions.
how do i install tar ball packages on debian based systems? is there a tar ball installer that i can download through kpackage or synaptic? preferably something easy.[/quote]
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Postby Alephcat on Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:35 am

tarballs are like zip files, you need to extract what is inside and install that see here for a short introduction to them
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Re: need help installing tar balls

Postby npap on Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:48 am

trippboxer wrote:unfortunately i wasn't born with linux in my brain so i have to ask questions.
how do i install tar ball packages on debian based systems? is there a tar ball installer that i can download through kpackage or synaptic? preferably something easy.
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Hi Trippoxer,
I have a problem with tar balls myself, so I try to download .deb files if there is one for the stuff you want to download.
Deb files are automatically opened and installed in your PC with the Bebian Installer, Synaptic>debian-installer or gdebi.
I wonder if you knew about it.
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