cloud wrote:root@WarHawk:~# tar -zxvf alien_8.65.tar.gz
tar: alien_8.65.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
-bash: ./alien_8.65.tar.gz: No such file or directory
-bash: ./alien.pl: No such file or directory
root@WarHawk:~# perl Makefile.PL; make; make install
Can't open perl script "Makefile.PL": No such file or directory
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
i dont get how to install it.
OK, first things first: You are a "newbie", right? Please, don't enter commands if you don't know what they do, OK? You only gonna ruin your system.
Then, let's move to the core of the problem:
Why oh why do you even want to install *.rpm files? What's this all about? Care to tell us a little so we maybe could come up with better suggestions?
Then, as for the alien
package: Why don't you just tell synaptic
("Add/Remove Software") to download and install the proper version for you from the repositories
?? Given that you don't yet quite have the level of knowledge I don't think it's a good idea for you to try and manually compile packages ... With all due respect, but you just don't have this knowledge yet and you're almost bound to experience one frustration after the other if you immediately start with such advanced topics
What is it that you so desperately need to run / download / compile but cannot find in the repos?? Please explain, maybe there is an easier workaround and/or solution for you ... something that will yield better results.