Installing tar packages
cbell44 at cfl.rr.com
Wed Jan 15 23:32:43 UTC 2020
Personally, I cannot speak for everyone. When I open a .tar/.tar.gz
file with Ark, I do not select anything in the package, but click on
"Extract" and it extracts all the files into a subdirectory of the
directory where I downloaded the .tar/tar.gz file.
After that I follow what Clay Weber wrote about compiling and installing.
On 1/8/20 4:15 PM, Clay Weber wrote:
>> On January 8, 2020 at 3:03 PM "M.R.P. zensky" <
>> wintermute24x7 at icloud.com <mailto:wintermute24x7 at icloud.com>> wrote:
>> Hello I am wanting to be able to install tar packages in kubuntu and
>> have the package installed to the correct place.Where is the best
>> place to install a package in my linux directory. I don’t want to
>> unzip the package and have it explode files all over my system making
>> a mess. Any suggestions?
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> The package you have is most likely the actual source code, though it
> could be a self contained setup. So it sort of depends on what
> specific thing you downloaded. These are not directly installable,
> but need to be compiled, and then installed. This requires installing
> compilers, utilities, and any specific dependency files the particular
> program needs in order to be compiled.
> You can open the archive in Ark and see the contents without
> extracting them, and look for any instructions, often a file called
> 'readme'. You can preview this without extracting, as well.
> Can you tell us what it is you are looking to install?
> Clay Weber
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