View Full Version : how do i do a make install

08-11-2003, 11:37 AM
I downloaded the Wireless Tools 26 from wireless tools (http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html#docu) . Anyway its a .tar.gz and i decompressed that, but now I have a bunch of .h and .c files along with some other stuff and the readme says to try a make install, how would i do that? :confused: Man this Linux is confusing :?: real interesting though, btw im on Mandrake 9.1

08-11-2003, 01:45 PM
you got yourself a tarball. now you need to compile it.
Maybe you should read some of the links that were posted in the other thread.

Grim Reaper
08-12-2003, 06:58 PM
Yeah, read some documentation about it, but the simple order of commands that usually works for the majority of programs:

all done from within the root directory of the program
tar zxvf filename.tgz
cd filename
make install

Hope thats of some help to you.

08-13-2003, 12:29 AM
yup i got it figured out :) gotta remember to RTFM :o