install a pkg from only *.tar.gz

Asked by zeman on 2009-08-10

How can I install an old bluez-utils-3.x package from the tar.gz at bluez.org/downloads.

This package has a known workaround to get my device paired and working.
Using ubuntu 9.0.4
Thanks.

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marcobra (Marco Braida)
Solved:
2009-08-11
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2009-08-11
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2009-08-10
zeman (randolphzach) said : #2

Yes

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal

Suggestion: right click with mouse on the terminal title caption and select the item "Always on Top" doing this you will force the terminal window to stay on top of the other windows and you will find very easy copy from this web page into the terminal...

and type, or better copy and paste this rows one row a time then press enter:

mkdir bluez
cd bluez
wget http://bluez.sf.net/download/bluez-utils-3.36.tar.gz
tar xvzf bluez-utils-3.36.tar.gz
cd bluez-utils-3.36

Then read the README file to compile and install... type:

less REAME

or

more README

Hope this helps

zeman (randolphzach) said : #4

ok thanks