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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.
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
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.
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:
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.
"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.
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?