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12th January 2007, 05:01 PM
Hi! My name's Franco and I'm a novice in linux and fedora
I already install rpm software but I can't find anything about installing tar.gz and .package
someone can help me?

12th January 2007, 05:06 PM
you need to unpack it first

#tar zxvf package.tar.gz

and go inside the extracted folder and read README and INSTALL files.

12th January 2007, 05:18 PM
I open antivir archive and find the readme file

AntiVir Workstation Install-Package Directory

install <- install script
LICENSE <- Avira GmbH Software License Agreement
doc/RELEASE_NOTES <- important changes in this version

doc/ <- documentation (handbook, manual, changelog)
pgp/ <- PGP information
bin/ <- executable files
vdf/ <- virus definition files
legal/ <- 3rd-party licenses
contrib/ <- 3rd-party software (dazuko)

etc/ <- configuration files
script/ <- shell scripts

That's write in ,but I don't know what it mean?????

12th January 2007, 05:21 PM
Franco, just another .02, since you said you novice, if you don't understand the above reply as you can now install rpm's via X, the above reply simply tells you goto the terminal 1st,
<apps>, <accessories>, <terminal>
Once you are at you $ prompt, you can change to the download directory, cd /downloads (or wherever you put the downloads)
then you can type the tar xzvf file.tar.gz (which will unpack to it's own directory)

change to that directory (cd / file)

in there should be a few files that will help (readme, etc.)
You can then type;
nano README.TXT (which will open it in an editable format)

Hope you understood the 1st reply, if not hope this helps a bit more

12th January 2007, 05:25 PM
Maybe I'm tooooooo novice for these things ,see ya later ...
Thanks for now!