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Old 02-11-2006, 04:02 AM   #1
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Help installing LimeWire


ok i am new to linux and well mi found a disk on the road and it said "ubuntu, Linux for human beings" on the front i took windows off my old computer and put this linux on it i then noticed that the .exe extention dosnt work so i went hmmm ok i will go download limewire for linux so i did

the file is called LimeWireLinux.rpm and ive looked through topics on how to install stuff and couldnt get ne to work using

rpm -Uvh LimeWireLinux.rpm

it said that the file couldnt be found it is saved onto the desktop so im guessing id use root terminal can some one please help me install it?

EDIT: i have read http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094 and it didnt work for me got something about the directory being not found

EDIT2: ok i managed to get some working but maybie you could help me i got this error

kriogenic@Kriogenic:~/Desktop$ rpm -Uvh LimeWireLinux.rpm
rpm: To install rpm packages on Debian systems, use alien. See README.Debian.
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

how would i fix this :S

man i hate being noobed soz to bother you all

thanks in advanced
- Kriogenic

Last edited by kriogenic; 02-11-2006 at 04:08 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 04:09 AM   #2
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Ubuntu doesn't use RPMs, get the .zip file (on the download page, it says "Other (OS/2, Solaris, Linux"). You don't need to use a root terminal either. Once you've downloaded the file, open a terminal go to the directory you saved it in

$ cd ~/Desktop (this might not necessarily be the folder, just make sure you know where you've saved the file),

then unzip it with

$ unzip LimeWireOther.zip,

which should make a directory called LimeWire. You can then go in there and run LimeWire with

$ ./runLime.sh
 
Old 02-11-2006, 04:13 AM   #3
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You can't use *.rpm files on Ubuntu. *.rpm files are for distributions that use the rpm package manager like Redhat, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse etc. The right file you want is listed as other on the LimeWire site. All you need to do is download it, unzip it and click execute the LimeWire app from inside the directory you extracted from the zip file.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 04:14 AM   #4
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That's pretty much what I said .
 
Old 02-11-2006, 04:19 AM   #5
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soz for bothing you im suck a noob everything i download for linux is either rpm or tg2 or some weird extention ive never heard of!!!

but thanks for all your help

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Old 02-11-2006, 04:35 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nylex
That's pretty much what I said .
From the time stamp, you will notice that I was typing just as you were posting.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 04:42 AM   #7
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hmm he has a point there Nylex but meh
 
Old 02-11-2006, 04:45 AM   #8
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ok nylex i did what you told me and i got this

Starting LimeWire...
Java exec not found in PATH, starting auto-search...
ls: /usr/lib/j*: No such file or directory
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in /usr/lib/ hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.4.x or newer from http://www.java.com
ls: /usr/java/j*: No such file or directory
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in /usr/java/ hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.4.x or newer from http://www.java.com
ls: /opt/j*: No such file or directory
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in /opt/ hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.4.x or newer from http://www.java.com


im guessing its cause i dont got the newer java and stuff and i am also guessing i follow the same instructions to install it yeah?
 
Old 02-11-2006, 04:49 AM   #9
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soz heres another problem (damn noobie me) how do i install bin files :S i have to do some research on this stuff and learn how to do it all would i be wrong to do

bin -Uvh jre-1_5_0_06-linux-i586.bin

?
im just guessing since i need to learn and im sorry for asking so many questions PLEASE tell me ubuntu can do .bin fileS?
 
Old 02-11-2006, 04:50 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kriogenic
i hope u dont get in trouble for swearing but [removed] soz for bothing you im suck a noob everything i download for linux is either rpm or tg2 or some weird extention ive never heard of!!!

but thanks for all your help
Instead of hoping, how about just editing your post to have some coherence. If nothing else, please adjust your wording to remove the "swearing", it's a tad inappropriate for the folks posting from their workplace. I could just as easily edit your post myself, but I figure you get the chance to word it in your own words more appropriately than something I'd choose. Consider it a warning with a 'please fix' next to it.

Thank you!

Cool
 
Old 02-11-2006, 04:58 AM   #11
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shall be done soz and yeah sorry about the not editing of post i didnt edit cause i needed 5 posts so i could post my error cause it said i couldnt post url's unless i had 5 posts soz and as the swearing i will edit it out now
 
Old 02-11-2006, 05:21 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by kriogenic
soz heres another problem (damn noobie me) how do i install bin files :S i have to do some research on this stuff and learn how to do it all would i be wrong to do

bin -Uvh jre-1_5_0_06-linux-i586.bin

?
im just guessing since i need to learn and im sorry for asking so many questions PLEASE tell me ubuntu can do .bin fileS?
Thanks for fixing your post above.

As for installing bin files, generically speaking it's usually done with:

Change to the directory containing the bin file (probably your home directory):
cd /home/username
Then, use the chmod command to make it executable:
chmod 777 filename.bin
And then run it by placing a dot and a slash next to it:
./filename.bin

Substitute filename.bin and username for the appropriate things on your system.

Cool
 
Old 02-11-2006, 05:25 AM   #13
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But, more directly related to this thread, you probably have a way to install a new Java Runtime Environment (JRE) without using Sun's java bin file. I am sadly not familiar enough yet with Ubuntu to give you exact commands, but I know it's loosely based on Debian, so if you can't find anything about install/updating your JRE using Ubuntu's package manager, you might want to see if there is generic info for doing it on Debian.

Also, related yet not:
Limewire is slow, it's a resource hog, and produces lousy results (all subjective responses certainly, so take it FWIW). I think the general P2P world is moving towards BitTorrent. If you require an old-school P2P application like Limewire, you could use something like giFT, which I loved until I stopped using P2P applications (which I don't really count bittorrent as one, and I do use it ).

HTH

Cool
 
Old 02-11-2006, 05:28 AM   #14
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thanks never new linux would be THIS much different from windows but it is, i will get used to it eventually its taking ages to download the java file lol im on dial up still downloading now and its been ages

and i use bittorrent on my windows computer im just using limewire cause all my friends use it ive used amule and stuff b4 dont know wich is the best should i get giFT and try it or ne others u recomend?

EDIT: i followed your instructions Cool and it made a folder on the desktop called java how do i make it install now that i have the files? of is that done now?

Last edited by kriogenic; 02-11-2006 at 05:36 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 07:53 AM   #15
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Help installing Limewire

You could try Frostwire, its a fork of Limewire and on there web site they do a download for Deb/Ubuntu. It may be on the ubuntu repo's try there first or on the ubuntu forums.I use the rpm version and it seems ok for now.
 
  


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