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badog

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How Install Xxx.tar.gz?
« on: February 24, 2005, 07:36:26 am »
somebady said some software (.tar.gz) can be installed to X.how do it ?

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How Install Xxx.tar.gz?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2005, 08:10:51 am »
Depends if it contains an ipk, or it's just a tarball.

If it's just a tarball then you have to look at the directory structure inside so you can choose where to unpack it.

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How Install Xxx.tar.gz?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2005, 11:50:51 am »
use tar -ztvf XX.tar.gz to see what's inside
tar -zxvf to extract it

alternatively use can use mc in a console.

If it contains something that look like a standard unix tree ie /usr/local/bin etc
you can try to :
extract it in / if you have space
extract it in  /mnt/card to put it and use ln -s to link the files in /mnt/card/usr/ etc to /usr/local/ etc.

for instance ln -s /mnt/card/usr/local/bin/gtp /usr/local/bin.
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