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#1 2009-01-11 02:20:15

pluckypigeon
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Can you install .tar.gz in Arch?

Is it :

./configure
make
make install

Could I use pacman even?

Thanks in advance

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#2 2009-01-11 02:24:25

Allan
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Re: Can you install .tar.gz in Arch?

Look in the wiki at AUR, makepkg, PKGBUILD and that should get you on the right track.

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#3 2009-01-11 02:26:35

pluckypigeon
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Re: Can you install .tar.gz in Arch?

Allan wrote:

Look in the wiki at AUR, makepkg, PKGBUILD and that should get you on the right track.

Thanks

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#4 2009-01-11 10:13:06

Cew27
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Re: Can you install .tar.gz in Arch?

if your going to use aur get yaourt. its brilliant

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#5 2009-01-11 16:30:33

windtalker
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Re: Can you install .tar.gz in Arch?

tar.gz is a "zipped" package.
It has to be unpackaged before you can install it.
./configue ,, make, make install is the simplified way of doing things, but I wouldn't recommend it as it isn't as simple as that most of the time.
I would do as was already recommended and go to the beginners guide and make sure sudo is enabled, then look in the wiki and get yaourt installed and running.
AUR is accessed from the home page at the top and has pretty much anything in it anyone could want and is already compatible with Arch and you'll use yaourt to install from there.
Yaourt works almost like pacman [yaourt -S <package> and answer the few question.
btw, it works with your user password, not your root password.

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#6 2009-01-11 23:15:33

Misfit138
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Re: Can you install .tar.gz in Arch?

I wouldn't recommend yaourt until you learn how to use ABS and AUR.

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#7 2009-01-19 16:03:16

pluckypigeon
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Re: Can you install .tar.gz in Arch?

Misfit138 wrote:

I wouldn't recommend yaourt until you learn how to use ABS and AUR.

Hope you dont mind me asking..but why?

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#8 2009-01-19 17:52:25

pointone
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Re: Can you install .tar.gz in Arch?

Probably for the same reason you shouldn't use a rifle until learning how to aim. wink


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#9 2009-01-19 18:10:00

josomebody
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Re: Can you install .tar.gz in Arch?

Incidentally, I learned to aim on a .22 bolt-action rifle.
You want to learn how to edit .PKGBUILD files and install scripts, go through all the steps by hand that yaourt does automatically so you can make sure your build is fit for your system and doesn't contain anything malicious before you go yaourting all higlety piglety to keep your system clean.


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#10 2009-01-19 18:13:25

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Re: Can you install .tar.gz in Arch?

***No gun talk here***

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