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Old 05-23-2004, 08:55 PM   #1
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Question Installing a program


I am brand new to Linux. Could someone please tell me how to install a program on Linux?
 
Old 05-23-2004, 09:01 PM   #2
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THIS QUESTION BELONGS IN THE NEWBIE FORUM, NOT THE HARDWARE FORUM.

anyways, the method for installing software on gnu/linux depends on what distribution you are using, you'd need to specify...
 
Old 05-23-2004, 09:32 PM   #3
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Sorry, I ment to put it in the softwre forum which I guess is also wrong. Anyway I'm running Red Hat Linux 7.1 in KDE desktop environment.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 09:46 PM   #4
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red hat uses the rpm system for dealing with software packages...

basically, to install an rpm:

rpm -i example-package.rpm


to remove an rpm:

rpm -e example-package

(notice this doesn't need the ".rpm" at the end...)



to update an rpm:

rpm -U example-package.rpm


for more information do a:

man rpm


or check-out the rpm manual:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/books/max-rpm/index.html
 
  


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