Installing linux downloaded apps

  Robkenbat 12:39 18 Apr 2005
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downloaded a video editor application but how the heck do I install it onto my Mandrake 9.2 distro.

Is there a general installation compilation routine or does each app have its own?

Perplexed

  octal 12:57 18 Apr 2005

If the file with something like 'tar.gz' then its a zipped file. Make a folder up and extract the file to it. Have a look in the folder you extracted the file to and you should see a readme text file in there which will give you instructions on how to load the program.

Different programs load in different ways, depending on how they are packaged.

  dth 17:16 18 Apr 2005

In many ways it is usually better to download a rpm file. This usually has all the installation steps included. You need to find the right rpm for Mandarake.

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