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Old 02-25-2001, 11:26 AM   #1
akirk
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Just installed my first Linux distro (RH7) and now I am trying to download supplemental software. I think the dowload is going OK, but I have no clue what to do with it after that.
How do I install software? It doesn't seem as easy as Win, where you just click on the file.

I really want to move to using RedHat 100% of the time. If anyone could help or point me to any links!
 
Old 02-26-2001, 09:22 AM   #2
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It is as easy as in windoze and even more powerfull!

If you've downloaded the software in rpm-format (e.g. blabla.rpm) you just have to change to the directory with the prog and type "rpm -Uvh blabla.rpm". More information on this by typing "man rpm".
If your downloaded files are in ".tar" or ".tar.gz" format, you have to do the following steps:
1. untar the software "tar xvf blabla.tar" or "tar xvzf blabla.tar.gz".
2. Change into the new created directory "cd blabla".
3. type "./configure"
4. type "make"
5. type "make install".
But if you are completely new to Linux/Unix, i would recommend you to do some reading on the installation of "tarballs".

A good starting point is http://www.linuxdoc.org
 
Old 02-26-2001, 09:22 AM   #3
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hey that's easy

login to gnome ,look around and you will find rpm
manager and point that to the file you have downloaded
you can use the install button from there to install the
software same goes for installing software that you left out during the rh7 installation
tell me if you got it right


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Old 02-26-2001, 10:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help! That did the trick...not as easy as I am used to, but I think I have the hang of it!
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:41 PM   #5
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Red face Help Installing Software!!!

I am now a 2 day linux user, and I have absolutley NO idea how to install software. If someone could walk me through on it I would really appreiciate it. Remember, I have just began using linux so act like I'm stupid when your explaining it.

Thanks!



I NEED TO INSTALL MY NVIDIA DRIVERS SO I CAN GET GOING WITH SOME GAMES, MAN!
 
Old 10-23-2003, 06:03 AM   #6
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I too am very new to Linux and I love it already. I'm trying to learn as much as possible and I've downloaded some files (video players and other stuff) which I wanted to install when I realised I had no idea how to do that. I'm using Mandrake 9.1, does it work the same as yuo described it here or is there another way of doing it?
 
  


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