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How do I install a tar.gz file on puppy slacko?
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Tione

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 09:17    Post_subject:  How do I install a tar.gz file on puppy slacko?  

I just put slacko puppy 5.3.3 on my computer and I am noticing that most files to download are tar.gz files.
How do I download/install them?
How do I find the dependence?

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 09:20    Post_subject:  

Give one example with url link. Or do you mean Puppy Package Manager usage.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 09:41    Post_subject:  

pemasu wrote:
Give one example with url link. Or do you mean Puppy Package Manager usage.



This file for example:

http://code.google.com/p/sopcast-player/downloads/detail?name=sopcast-player-0.8.5.tar.gz

I'd like to install from the terminal and I'd like to know what are the dependencies associated that file

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 09:46    Post_subject:  

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Download: SopCast Player 0.8.5 Source Archive


It was as I suspected. You are trying to install source code. It does not work that way with source code. Source code need to be compiled and then installed.
It consists of several steps. Loading devx sfs, configuring the source, compiling it and then installing it.

Compiling from source code is another story, but there is whole compiling section in this forum from where you will find guidelines.
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Tione

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 13:45    Post_subject:  

pemasu wrote:
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Download: SopCast Player 0.8.5 Source Archive


It was as I suspected. You are trying to install source code. It does not work that way with source code. Source code need to be compiled and then installed.
It consists of several steps. Loading devx sfs, configuring the source, compiling it and then installing it.

Compiling from source code is another story, but there is whole compiling section in this forum from where you will find guidelines.


thanks for your answer, what is the right section? Where can I find a tutorial?
I already Loading devx sfs

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 14:15    Post_subject:  

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=569849#569849

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=72120

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/compilingIndex

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=35507
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Tione

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 16:56    Post_subject:  

pemasu wrote:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=569849#569849

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=72120

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/compilingIndex

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=35507


hello pemasu Wink

first compile where am I wrong?
1) I download sopcast-player-0.8.5.tar.gz

2) i create s new folder sopcast and i put sopcast-player-0.8.5.tar.gz

3) cd /root/sopcast

4) tar xzvf sopcast-player-0.8.5.tar.gz

5) cd sopcast-player

6) make

7) make install

now, how do I install sopcast player?? Have I create a pet or sfs?
can I run it directly from the folder without creating. pet?

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 17:07    Post_subject:  

./configure with options needed, then check if the configuration was sane, probably you will miss some development or real libs which you need to install/find and install.
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Tione

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Nov 2012, 03:26    Post_subject:  

pemasu wrote:
./configure with options needed, then check if the configuration was sane, probably you will miss some development or real libs which you need to install/find and install.


I know, but when I try to create a Makefile with the command
. / configure - prefix = / usr
I get the following answer:
bash:. / configure: No such file or directory

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