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Old 04-27-2005, 05:04 PM   #1
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Downloaded File now what?


Ok guys, I am still new,
RH 9
I downloaded firefox and wlan into my Download folders.

firefox-1.0.2.installer.tar.gz
and
linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre26.tar.gz


I am not sure how to install these from here? I tried extracting them but I am not sure what the .exe equivalent is in linux?
 
Old 04-27-2005, 05:17 PM   #2
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Either right-click, and select Extract Here (in konquoror/evolution) or in a terminal type
Code:
tar -xvvzf firefox-1.0.2.installer.tar.gz
cd firefox-installer
./firefox-installer
Cheers,

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Old 04-27-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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Linux doesn't rely solely on file extensions like Windows based operating systems do, though most executable files end in .run or .bin or have a descriptive name.

I would try this in the directory you extracted firefox to, as root (use the su command) :

cd firefox-installer
./firefox-installer

The ./ tells the shell that you want it to run the program from your current directory.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 05:23 PM   #4
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Quote:
try this in the directory you extracted firefox to, as root (use the su command) :

cd firefox-installer
./firefox-installer
If you're installing it into your home directory, I wouldn't recommend doing it as root -- just do it under your regular login.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 04-27-2005, 05:27 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by mjrich
If you're installing it into your home directory, I wouldn't recommend doing it as root -- just do it under your regular login.

Cheers,

mj
I belive the Firefox Installer does a system install but I could be wrong. I generally use ports/portage so I don't have to worry about installers.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 06:01 PM   #6
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So is it possible for me to run something from my explorer windows after I extract it? Or do I have to use the command prompt when I want to install something?

For example, when I right click and hit extract to a subfolder, I navigate in there.

Downloads/linux-wlan-ng-0/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre26
Now in my screen I see Makefile, Config.in, and subfolders.
If I wanted to install this would I double click on something or would I have to go to the command line, navigate to it then hit ./whateverfile-installer
 
Old 04-27-2005, 06:04 PM   #7
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The presence of a Makefile would indicate that that program needs to be compiled first. Read whatever documentation is provided in the tarball. It's usually called INSTALL or README and will have instructions on compiling.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 06:19 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Komakino
The presence of a Makefile would indicate that that program needs to be compiled first. Read whatever documentation is provided in the tarball. It's usually called INSTALL or README and will have instructions on compiling.
Thanks, I did read the install but I didn't quite understand it:

Quote:
You need :
--------
o Compiler and development environment
o A kernel supporting wireless extensions version 11 or higher
-> from 2.4.4 onward (including 2.6.X)
Note : CONFIG_NET_RADIO must be enabled
o (Optional) A Pcmcia package supporting Wireless Extension
o A driver supporting wireless extensions
-> Check my web pages for status of various drivers.
Note : more recent kernels and drivers are likely to support
more wireless extension features...

Compile wireless tools :
----------------------
In theory, a "make" should suffice to create the tools.

Installation :
------------
"make install" should do the right thing for you, and install
the tools, their library and the man pages. You can also uninstall the
tools via "make uninstall".
Note that the default installation is in the directory
'/usr/local/sbin'. This may not be in your path. Also, other version
of the tools may exist on the system, so double check which version is
the default and adjust your path as necessary.
but I am not sure where to run the "make install"
 
Old 04-27-2005, 06:55 PM   #9
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Ok figured it out.

Logged in as Root, navigated to the main folder in the terminal
then did make config

"-------------- Linux WLAN Configuration Script -------------

The default responses are correct for most users.

Build Prism2.x PCMCIA Card Services (_cs) driver? (y/n) [y]:
Build Prism2 PLX9052 based PCI (_plx) adapter driver? (y/n) [n]:
Build Prism2.5 native PCI (_pci) driver? (y/n) [n]:
Build Prism2.5 USB (_usb) driver? (y/n) [n]:

Linux source directory [/lib/modules/2.4.20-31.9/build]:
Linux source tree /lib/modules/2.4.20-31.9/build is incomplete or missing!
See the HOWTO for a list of FTP sites for current kernel sources.

Configuration failed

make: *** [config] Error 1
[root@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre26]#
[root@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre26]#"

I navigated to lib/modules/2.x/ and the build file is there. Am I missing something?
 
Old 04-27-2005, 07:08 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by rixride00
Ok figured it out.

Logged in as Root, navigated to the main folder in the terminal
then did make config

"-------------- Linux WLAN Configuration Script -------------

The default responses are correct for most users.

Build Prism2.x PCMCIA Card Services (_cs) driver? (y/n) [y]:
Build Prism2 PLX9052 based PCI (_plx) adapter driver? (y/n) [n]:
Build Prism2.5 native PCI (_pci) driver? (y/n) [n]:
Build Prism2.5 USB (_usb) driver? (y/n) [n]:

Linux source directory [/lib/modules/2.4.20-31.9/build]:
Linux source tree /lib/modules/2.4.20-31.9/build is incomplete or missing!
See the HOWTO for a list of FTP sites for current kernel sources.

Configuration failed

make: *** [config] Error 1
[root@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre26]#
[root@localhost linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre26]#"

I navigated to lib/modules/2.x/ and the build file is there. Am I missing something?
Do you have the kernel sources installed?
 
Old 04-27-2005, 07:13 PM   #11
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I have no idea what those are or where to get them?

What does that mean?

I mean I downloaded all the latest updates for RH9. I assume that is not it...
Would it be the other file to download at : :ftp://ftp.linux-wlan.org/pub/linux-wlan-ng/
that ends in :linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre26.tar.gz.asc
Or am I missing a bigger picture all together?

 
Old 04-27-2005, 10:32 PM   #12
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In the RedHat Package manager, there is a option for kernel source. Install it.

(Don't worry, I left this out on my first install too)
 
Old 04-29-2005, 08:06 PM   #13
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Thanks, I am going to try it now, is the redhat package manager the same thing as "Quick Start"?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 09:02 PM   #14
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Nevermind, Found it,
Package Manager = Add/Remove programs.

Is Kernel-Development what I need? I don't see anything else in the list that refer's to Kernel
 
Old 04-30-2005, 05:09 AM   #15
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Yes, that will probably do it.
 
  


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