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How to install any .tar.gz file on Fedora 27 in details

asked 2017-12-01 11:54:08 -0500

Mohamed Elbrens gravatar image

How to install any .tar.gz file on Fedora 27 in details because I am a Beginner

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.tar.gz indicates that this is a compressed file. How to install it depends on what's in there. Please provide more information - or extract the file and look out for a README file. Probably you have the sources of the package, and need to compile it first.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-12-01 14:25:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-12-01 14:30:08 -0500

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updated 2017-12-01 14:31:24 -0500

The following is a blind guess since you are not providing much information

From a terminal, run the following sequence of commands:

  1. tar zxf file.tar.gz (extract the tarball)
  2. cd path-to-software (change into the new directory, run ls before to check the name)
  3. try a cat README to display a readme file.

Then build and compile the software (it may require additional packages like gcc)

4.a. sudo ./configure 4.b. sudo make 4.c. sudo make install

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installing by default in the root system is bad practice, use something like ./configure --prefix=~/Software/myprogdir/ or at least use the /usr/local/

baoboa gravatar imagebaoboa ( 2017-12-01 16:23:37 -0500 )edit

How can I remove it from my Home

Mohamed Elbrens gravatar imageMohamed Elbrens ( 2017-12-03 00:30:36 -0500 )edit

this way doen't work !!

Mohamed Elbrens gravatar imageMohamed Elbrens ( 2017-12-03 11:45:57 -0500 )edit

Tell us what you did and what didn't work. Also, is there a README file?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-12-03 18:48:10 -0500 )edit

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