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    Default Help with program instalation

    I have downloaded the xmacro .tar.gz file to my desktop folder but to be quite honest I have no idea how to instal it. I have done the whole "make" and "instal" comand in Ubuntu but I have no idea why I did it and even if it aplies to OpenSUSE. Can somone step me through this install?

    Xmacro page: XMacro utility

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    malcolmlewis NNTP User

    Default Re: Help with program instalation

    Quote Originally Posted by provinceautomation
    I have downloaded the xmacro .tar.gz file to my desktop folder but to be
    quite honest I have no idea how to instal it. I have done the whole
    "make" and "instal" comand in Ubuntu but I have no idea why I did it and
    even if it aplies to OpenSUSE. Can somone step me through this
    install?
    Hi
    Someone has already built it for 11.0, 11.1 and 11.2 since you don't
    advise which release your using
    http://software.opensuse.org/search?...L&p=1&q=xmacro

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    Default Re: Help with program instalation

    Create a directory and untar the files there. From the root of the source directory, make the program.

    Code:
    mkdir $HOME/test
    cd $HOME/test
    tar xzf xmacro.tar.gz
    ls
    You might see README in the root of the source directory. (You can see from the output of ls above). Assuming that it is "xmacro":
    Code:
    cd xmacro
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
    (The "configure" step may not be needed and see the README or whatever other files there).
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    Default Re: Help with program instalation

    what is the "make" command doing in this situation? (this is stricktly an informational question)

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    Default Re: Help with program instalation

    So I ran the one click instal from this page, Software.openSUSE.org and now I need to know how to run it? I don't have an icon anywhere for it...?

    edit: I'm running 11.1

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    Default Re: Help with program instalation

    Quote Originally Posted by provinceautomation
    So I ran the one click instal from this page, 'Software.openSUSE.org'
    (http://software.opensuse.org/search?...L&p=1&q=xmacro) and
    now I need to know how to run it? I don't have an icon anywhere for
    it...?

    edit: I'm running 11.1
    Hi
    You need to either of the three commands from a terminal;

    xmacroplay
    xmacrorec
    xmacrorec2

    You could then create launchers? they live in /usr/bin/

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    Default Re: Help with program instalation

    Hey thanks! I think I got it!

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    Default Re: Help with program instalation

    Quote Originally Posted by provinceautomation View Post
    what is the "make" command doing in this situation? (this is stricktly an informational question)
    The make command looks for a file called Makefile in the directory that contains instructions to compile/link/(and other programmatic actions) to generate the necessary executables/(and other files).
    Typically, the "configure" command generates a Makefile for the current environment (machine architecture and other installed programs) from a file named Makefile.in
    Code:
    man make
    However, you did a "1-Click Install" and that is the quickest and easiest way of installing a program in Linux now-a-days! (Of course, someone needs to provide you with such a link and the corresponding rpm file).
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