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I am trying to install Doom on RedHat8.0.........this is the package I downloaded "prboom-2.2.3.tar.gz"

I need the commands to install it.
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by:suprakoma
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jerich1,

(1) $ tar xzvf prboom-2.2.3.tar.gz
(2) $ cd <DIR which new extracted>
(3) look for INSTALL or README file

Regards,
suprakoma
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Yawgmoth earned 200 total points
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you are better off dopwnloading prboom-2.2.3-1.i386.rpm
this uses a Rehat Package manager and then just do
rpm -Uhv prboom-2.2.3-1.i386.rpm

But if you insist on using a tar.gz file

you need to first decompress the file

gzip -cd prboom-2.2.3.tar.gz | tar xvf -

inside you will find instructions for install they are a bit long the author describes additional librarires you need to d/l

but generally with all source release you will have to run
./configure
./make
./make install-strip        as root

the detailed instructions are inside a file called INSTALL
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by:jerich1
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Ok Yawgmoth, I downloaded the rpm and I was able to install it.............now what dir is it in and how do I access the program.
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by:Yawgmoth
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two options:
1. start looking in /usr or /usr/local
2. search the entire volume since the executable is called prboom (i beleive) you can do the following
mke sure you do this as root: find / -name prboom -depth

this will look for the file indicared by the name switch and will search trhe entire tree
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