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I have no experience with Linux. I want to install the haproxy. Where should I place the file for installation?

My position is at the root server. /root

Can I use the following procedure?

gunzip haproxy-1.4.20.tar.gz
tar -xf haproxy-1.4.20.tar
cd haproxy-1.4.20
make install
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up vote 4 down vote accepted

You can, but you probably shouldn't. EPEL has haproxy packages, and you'd be far more effective using those instead of trying to make your own build.

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How can I install this package? – Jenan Mar 11 '12 at 7:29
@Jenan: enable epel then yum install haproxy – Iain Mar 11 '12 at 7:43
This error: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.dBrmAL: not an rpm package (or package manifest): – Jenan Mar 11 '12 at 7:55
@Jenan: Questions go in questions, not comments. – womble Mar 11 '12 at 9:20
More up-to-date instructions (i.e., not CentOS5 specific) on activating EPEL are available on somewhere down the page. Just search for EPEL, and you'll have links to the RPMs to install. – cjc Mar 11 '12 at 11:35

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