Re: installing packages
On Wed, 4 Mar 1998, ANDREW INFANTE wrote:
> How do you go about installing packages that are gzipped, and don't
> have .deb extensions?
Ouch! You can't just do that, you need to install Slackware first :-)
But IIRC Slackware is not available as a .deb yet. Maybe someone is
working on it.
No, seriously: you don't need to install tarballs (the "hip" name for a
.tar.gz archive) because.. you can't. They don't fit into the debian
What you can do with them, is to unpack them with "tar zxf filename" and
compile the source that comes out of the tarball on your system yourself.
The binaries that are produced are best placed in /usr/local/bin so you
keep apart what you put on the system and what dpkg puts on the system.
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