• How to install a .tar.gz package?


    I downloaded a program that comes packaged in .tar.gz How can I do the installation?

  • @PedroFumero

    The process is unique to each program and installation instructions are usually included where you downloaded the file, or on some README or INSTALL file after you unpacked it.

    To unpack a tar.gz file, move it to a location where you don’t mind new files being created, (~/Downloads is ok) and invoke:

    $ tar -xvf filename.tar.gz

  • Nothing information is inside. Actually I download another file from here: https://bitnami.com/stack/lamp/installer and file is .run, you know how can I do to install with sucess?

  • Oh, it’s a LAMP stack. Sorry mate, won’t be able to help. I don’t get anywhere near those things. If I ever wanted a LAMP stack in Linux, I’d install each of the tools individually.

    However, others in here may be using it. I think I remember seeing it mentioned before. I suggest you change the title of this thread. Or start a new one to clarify you are installing a LAMP stack.

    And please provide more information in your post! C’mon, mate. Don’t expect people to be able to help you if you don’t give them anything to work with. Heck, you didn’t even say what program you were installing. This is not how you ask a question. See, http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    And in the new post also mention what LAMP stack you are installing there are too many of those creepers around. Be specific. Link to the website, etc.
    Gosh! It’s 2017 and I’m still saying the same things I was in 1987! Dammit!

  • @PedroFumero I have to add it is not a good idea to install some run files, only to try to make something more easy… (like installing a server) better to ask first and give us a picture of what you want to do.

    There are easy ways to get a server running depending of what you want to host there… but yes change the topic to real question or open a new one…

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  • It is very true what Joe just said. For example, you can create a (simple) http-based file server by just one line of code:

    python -m http.server
    

    It requires python 3, which should be in Antergos by default.
    A use example of this server:

    firefox http://192.168.1.101:8000
    

    where 192.168.1.101 is the server address. You should see some files in Firefox after that command, provided that the server hasn’t blocked it with a firewall.

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