How to install tar.gz files on Mac ?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by antreasavva, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. antreasavva macrumors newbie

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    i have download a lot files with the extension tar.gz. i have open it and it creates a new folder with a lot files in it? how can i install those files .. ?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    .gz files ar g-zip files, which are like .zip files and extract files and folders which have been compressed into the tar.gz file.

    Maybe if you tell us what you downloaded, we might be able to help you, as there are more than two tar.gz files out there in the 6u.
     
  3. antreasavva thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have download ARToolKit2.61.tar.gz and when i extract it creates a folder ARToolKit2.61, in the folder thereisn't anything to install.. just a lot of files.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you download the 129KiB (135KB) file from here?
    http://www.hitl.washington.edu/artoolkit/download/

    The instructions on how to embed them are offline, maybe due to the old (2002?) age of that file.

    There is no installer, maybe there are instructions elsewhere on how to embed them with what software you want to use it.
    Btw, the VRML Renderer is not included, maybe that's a reason?


    If you change your thread title to something like How to work with ARToolKit 2.61? your might get more answers, as it is definitely no .tar.gz problem.
     
  5. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I'm going to point out that .tar.gz files often are used to contain only source code, not executable binaries (which would be compiled on a per-platform basis and on a Mac would probably be a .zip or .dmg file). The OP's assertion that the archive contained "a lot of files" seems to support this.

    There is often a README file which explains what to do with the files you unarchived, and/or a Makefile if it's something you'll need to compile on your machine.
     

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