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Dear gurus,

I recently got a laptop with redhat Linux installed in it. I wanted to install real player that came in tar zip format.

Please tell me how to install them.

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by:owensleftfoot
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tar -xzf archive.tgz
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by:Luxana
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:-)

it will unzip the package and then go into directory find readme or install file and follow instructions.

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by:xDamox
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do the following

tar zvxf archive.tar.gz

then do

cd archive

then

./configure && make && make install

that might work you may also have t run make test
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by:rotatingluficer
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gurus,

I have unzipped the file. But now the problem is with header files. I clicked something that says install. But now its not working coz it cannot compile. Please tell me how to install uncompiled programs..

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Luxana earned 2000 total points
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in most cases you can install with this commands :

./configure
make
make install

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run this commands inside unziped directory.

if you have some README or INSTALL files there read thame with:

cat <filename> | more

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by:Luxana
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in most cases source packages have readme and install files wich provides step by step installation guide. Is good help when you read them..

 
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by:okidachi
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Do you mind to give us the header files or the error during the compilation process.
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