instaling tarball without using command line

Asked by Qsbite on 2008-02-17

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu and I would like to ask if there is a way of instaling tarballs withous using terminal/ command line....
by only using GUI and no commands...

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sipiatti (sipiatti) said :

I think it is practically not possible. But the process is not so difficult in most of the cases.
Change to directory of the tarball. Extract it with command

tar xzf tarball_file_name

then change into the unpacked directory


if configure finished without errors you can compile with the following commands:

sudo make install

that's all. it could be that additional packages need for the configure and/or make process in that case you have to install them first, and after repeat the steps above.

Get used to terminal, it is the most powerful tool of linux.

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Vojtěch Trefný (vojtech.trefny) said :
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Qsbite (qsbite) said :

thanx guys:)

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :

Hi !

Remember that compiling is not the preferred way of installing software. See

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Randy LeJeune (lejeunerandy-fastmail) said :

Use checkinstall for stuff like this.