18th August 2005
I have recently ordered and received SuSE 10.0 from Novell which is pretty great. I am having a problem, tho not 10.0 specific, with compiling packages...
I have read the txt files explaining how to compile this package but I am sadly not familiar with shell commands in linux. " 'cd' to the directory containing the package's source code." In windows I would do something like... cd\ C:\Folder1\Folder2\etc or something like that but I try this in SuSE and I can change directories but not to the package and/or any folders I make.
This is a .tar.bz2 file...not sure if its for SuSE so if its not, I would still like to know how to accomplish this with the proper package.
Thanks for any help that can be offered in this time of confusion and...uh....ye.
21st February 2005
Are you trying to install source file or make them? If you are did you install all the packages when you install Suse 10? I own Suse 10 and I have 0 trouble, but then again I installed all the packages it came with except the server stuff.
But if you installed all the packages then just open a terminal and cd to its dir and do: for tar.gz files tar -xzvf blbalba.tar.gz
for tar.bz2 files tar -vxjf blabla.tar.bz2
Then after it does that cd to its folder it made and do: ./configure make su make install
Now if you didn't then you will have to install the source libs and dir by open yast and install gcc and the other ones it needs for installing source files. If you can try to find a RPM for the file or if its a popular one use apt-get since Suse 10 came with apt-get.
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
Basic (all?) cd commands in BASH: cd / - Changes to the system's root folder cd .. - Up one level cd /[path] - Takes you to whatever folder is specificied in place of [path]. Ex: cd /foo/bar would take you to the folder /foo/bar. Note that with this usage, you have to start from the root level. cd foobar - This usage takes you to a folder (foobar, in this case) inside the current directory. Ex: using cd bin while in /usr would move you to /usr/bin.
Switches can also be combined, in the form: cd ../etc or whatever (just stack one switch on top of another).