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Old 09-22-2003, 04:00 PM   #1
troycus
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Help using installing downloaded packages.


I just downloaded xnap.jar from the Internet. I have no clue on how to install it on my linux box. Can someone give me a quick lesson on how to install packaged software on linux.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 04:19 PM   #2
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xnap is a Java program - try:

java -jar <directory>/xnap.jar

where <directory> is wherever you put the file.

For most other Linux packages, if you're using an RPM-based system, the following as root will install a package called foo.rpm:

rpm -i foo.rpm

(On Mandrake, try "urpmi foo" first.)

On a Debian-based system, try "apt-get foo" if you want to get the package from an archive, or "dpkg -i foo.deb" if you downloaded the package.
 
  


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