how do i install the .tar.gz after download

Asked by Clinton Bridge on 2013-03-04

Hi
I downloaded the file
indicator-weather_12.07.30.orig.tar.gz

Extracted the file to a temp folder in my home directory,
then tried to configure , make , make install routine

didn't get past configure

raewyn-j@ACER-UBUNTU:~/weather$ ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

ls
there are folders plus 2 files
indicator-weather.desktop.in
setup.py

Help, what do i do to install these?

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2013-03-06
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2013-03-06
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2013-03-04
José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #1

Have you tried installing by running the following command on a Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

Clinton Bridge (cgbridge1) said : #2

Yes I tried
sudo apt-get install indicator-weather
That installs the older version 11.11.28
which i had untill the forecast stopped working
Thanks all the same

There is a PPA you can use, have you tried that?
WHat is in the newer version that is so vital?

Thanks

NickThom  (nick-athens30) said : #4

If the tar.gz has a python.py file inside , then probably you should run this file and will automatically install the program.

Example (run in terminal)

python python.py install

BE AWARE that if you want to uninstall the program later , maybe the same procedure reversed will not apply.
e.g: python python.py uninstall

The best you should do is to read the README file or INSTALL file for correct install and uninstall instructions.

Maybe you need to install some dependencies .. etc.
README or INSTALL file will guide you through correct installation process.

Thank you

Clinton Bridge (cgbridge1) said : #5

Hi, Don't think there's anything extra in the newer version, Was hoping the latest one would have repaired the forecast feature.
I did find a deb version of 12.07.30 and installed that to find was a waste of effort, forecast feature still doesn't work, oh well all is not lost the exercise in downloading and installing packages adds to the learning / exprience of Ubuntu, Thanks anyway Guys