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Re: [opensuse] install a tar file?
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <ptilopteri@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 08:34:16 -0400
  • Message-id: <20070315123416.GJ21213@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Verner Kjærsgaard <vk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> [03-15-07 05:40]:
 [...]
> This should give you a lot/some files, all located in a directory of their 
> own. Change to this dir.
> Become root, perhaps by issuing a 'su'
> Read the README if it's there.
> Follow whatever instructions are there.

Which will probably result in a borked system.  He should utilize
'checkinstall' instead of 'make install' to maintain integrity of his
rpm based system.  ESPECIALLY since he does not know how to install a
tar ball.

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