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Old 09-24-2003, 11:50 PM   #1
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Question Help on Installing Programs


i need help installing programs,my friend showed me how too but i then i forgot.....how do i install them
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:55 PM   #2
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it depends on what kinda file you are talking about. The two that I use the most often are tar.gz files and .rpm packages.

To Install and RPM all you need to do in the command line is:

$ rpm -ihv name_of_file.rpm

and it will take care of the rest for you (note you will probably need to be root, to get to root do

$ su -

and then enter your password.

For the .tar.gz files first you need to uncompress it by doing this:

$ tar -xzvf name_of_file.tar.gz

this will uncompress it into a directory called name_of_file

$ cd name_of_file

and then you should read the included readme but most of them are installed by doing:

$ ./configure
$ make
$ su -
$ make install

hope that helps ^_^
 
Old 09-25-2003, 12:02 AM   #3
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what if is a bin file
 
Old 09-25-2003, 12:16 AM   #4
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if i recall you do:

$ sh name_of_file.bin

but i could be wrong, id give it a whirl...

its either that or you:

$ chmod u+x name_of_file.bin
$ ./name_of_file.bin

one or the other ^_^

Last edited by GT_Onizuka; 09-25-2003 at 12:19 AM.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 12:21 AM   #5
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"i need help installing programs,my friend showed me how too but i then i forgot.....how do i install them"

this is a very broad question...

what do you want to install???

what distro are you using???

you can configure and compile the source code before you install programs... or you can install programs using pre-packaged binary files... i think you'd be using binaries...

here's guides for the three "main" package systems, rpm, deb, and tgz:

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

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html

http://wwwacs.gantep.edu.tr/linux/sl...ook/c3984.html

perhaps one of those freshened your memory...

post your distro if you need a detailed explanation for installing your binary software packages...
 
Old 09-25-2003, 12:26 AM   #6
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yeah, like GT_Onizuka says... bin files just need to be executed... before you execute them you need to make them exectutable (with the chmod command)...

http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/chmod.1.html



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Old 09-25-2003, 08:40 AM   #7
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I am trying to use rpm to install a package on my Redhat 9 box and it just keeps hanging. I am wanting to install help2man so I got the package help2man-1.29-1cl.noarch.rpm from http://rpm.pbone.net/

I tried the command as suggested above, namely
rpm -ihv help2man-1.29-1cl.noarch.rpm

I also tried other options for testing etc., but no joy from any of them. The system monitor indicates that rpm is 'sleeping'.

When I try to install it rpm just seems to hang. I also tried to install the source help2man-1.29-1.src.rpm and that also hangs.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Thanks,
Chris
 
Old 09-25-2003, 09:31 AM   #8
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does it happen only with the help2man rpm or with any rpm you try to install?

here's the official help2man page if you want the tarball or something...

http://www.gnu.org/software/help2man/
 
Old 09-25-2003, 11:13 AM   #9
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This is very odd. I rebooted my machine into Windows 2000 to do some other work. When I restarted RedHat the help2man appears to be there!
 
  


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