ID #1053

I've downloaded this really cool xyz.tar.gz file, but it contains only .c, .h files and other crap?

What you have there is a so called source tarball. This type of package needs to be compiled to be able to use it.

FREESCO lacks the tools (make, gcc compiler, etc.) to use such a tarball. If you insist on doing things yourself look at the 'Development' section of this FAQ.

If you don't understand what I'm talking about, make a '3rd party package' request on the offical forum. Make sure to post the URL where you've found the tarball as well as for what version of FREESCO you'll be needing the package.

Last update: 2004-10-14 09:32
Author: Dingetje
Revision: 1.0

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