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Offline maxiam

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install tar.gz
« on: September 03, 2019, 12:32:34 am »
from new user, how do i install a tar.gz . I have downloaded and extracted the tar.gz file. the sudo make install command as i understand needs an executable file? How do I find that in the directory, thanks? :(

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Re: install tar.gz
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 06:46:54 am »
No, if you've extracted it, cd into the folder you extracted to and then run the commands in your instructions.

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Re: install tar.gz
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 01:16:49 pm »
from new user, how do i install a tar.gz . I have downloaded and extracted the tar.gz file. the sudo make install command as i understand needs an executable file? How do I find that in the directory, thanks? :(

Hello maxiam, Open Terminal with
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Ctrl+Alt+T

Then you need to type

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cd Downloads

Push enter That has changed directory to your Downloads folder

Next type

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ls

ls is short for list if you like and lists everything in that particular directory or folder

Next we need to see if there is a install file

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cd name of file after you extracted

You said that you had already extracted the file, so once you have changed directory into it, as that is what cd command means.
We then type ls again and that lists everything in this folder.
If there is a install it would be something like systemback.sh

Below is a screenshot of me installing Systemback via Terminal.
Here is the extracted file of Systemback in Downloads.
 

Here in Terminal
Changed to Downloads folder
 

Now showing ls command

 

We now need to cd into the correct file, in this case systemback the one I extracted earlier.



Then push enter



We then type ls again and push enter

 
The
 
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install.sh
is the one we need.


We then type
 

Pushing enter gave me this, but 16.04 is the version that works in 18.04
So I pick number 4.


After two seconds or maybe at least ten it's installed



I know your file maybe different, but it should inside it's folder include a read me file, giving instructions of how to install.
I hope this has helped a little?  ;D


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