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install sara

Posted on 2002-05-02
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Hi, I'm a beginner in Linux.
Currently, I have a Linux RedHat 7.2. I have difficulty
installing a tool. Hope someone can provide me with very detail step-by-step commands on how to install it and have it running.
The tool is called sara (version3.5.6)and can be downloaded at
http://www-arc.com/sara/
it is in a .tgz extension.
Please show me the commands to unzip and taz and install.
thanks.
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The commands

> mkdir sara
> cd sara
> tar xzvf <path-of-tgz-file>

will "unpack" the tarball in the current directory. If you the do an 'ls' you should see the contents of the tarball which most likely is a single directory. "cd" to that directory and look for file called "README" and/or "INSTALL". Make sure you read them all the way through. Typically you will have to do something similar to the following:

> ./configure
> make
 then as root
> make install

 
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by:kloh
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MFCRich, can you list the steps on how to install it?
I tried, but can't work.
what does "./configure" do?
what does "make" do?
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by:kloh
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best if you can show me all the steps til the tool can be properly run.
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by:kloh
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it works. my mistake.
thanks a lot.
but do tell me what does "./configure" do?
as well as "make" and "make install"
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Sorry for taking so long, I've beeen away.

The "./configure" is a shell script that tests your system to discover things like what OS and/or libraries you have. From this information it generates the makefiles used by 'make' to build the application for your system. In this way one tarball can be used to do builds on linux or FreeBSD or ???. This is provided with the automake and autoconf packages on Redhat.
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