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  1. #11
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    Default Re: How does one install programs?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Just download and extract to you home directory and run there, assuming
    they are native linux applications. In gnome shell i can just right
    click on the archive file (zip, tar.gz etc) and extract, change to the
    directory and then right click to open a terminal window and try to
    run, eg;

    Code:
    chmod 0700 some_super_duper_app
    ../some_super_duper_app
    The chomd command may not be needed if the file permissions are alread
    set to executable 'rwx' visible from the ls command.

    Code:
    ls -la some_super_duper_app
    -rw-r--r-- 1 malcolml users 0 Apr  6 21:40 some_super_duper_app
    chmod 0700 some_super_duper_app
    malcolml@grover:~> ls -la some_super_duper_app
    -rwx------ 1 malcolml users 0 Apr  6 21:40 some_super_duper_app
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    Ah ok. I completely understand now. I extracted some files to my /Home/ folder and they worked just fine. I'm sorta getting the hang of this. Thanks.

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    Default Re: How does one install programs?

    I would call this problem/question solved Thanks everyone for the help.

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    Default Re: How does one install programs?

    On 2015-04-07 04:06, Cake wrote:
    > How about if I want to install something that isn't in the online repo
    > list. Lets just say that it's a small piece of software that a friend
    > built. Metaphorically speaking, how would I download his file if it's a
    > .rar or .tar.gz?


    The correct method is "reading the instructions of that package" :-)

    Typically there is a README or INSTALL file. Although most packages use
    about the same method with some variations: ./configure, make, make
    install, for source packages; for binaries there will be something to be
    run. For scripts, usually just copy the script to {home}/bin.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.

    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))

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