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Old 01-14-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
ToR_Kristian
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Talking how can i install things on Linux?


hey evry1, yes i got internet on Linux now!
But how can i install things? what program must i open them in? this is my first time whit Linux.. please help me!
Im in Linux now, Reply so i can install AMSN and some videos stuff...



Hehe..
 
Old 01-14-2004, 01:47 PM   #2
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It depends entirely on the file you want to install. What distribution are you using? What files are you wanting to install? Also, search the forums here and search www.google.com/linux for installing programs and whatever else you're curious about.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 01:50 PM   #3
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I mean to install em.... to open them so i can install them! how can i do that? not how i install they diffrents files.... what program must i open? or? :S
 
Old 01-14-2004, 01:55 PM   #4
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If you're running redhat or mandrake, for instance, then you can install .rpm files, either by double-clicking them in GUI mode, or with the command:

rpm -ivh file-name.rpm

However, you often need to compile things yourself. Under normal circumstances, you download a .tar.gz file, and unzip it with

tar zxvf file-name.tar.gz

Then go into the directory it unzips into, and run the following two commands.

./configure
make

Then as root:

make install

However, this is just the standard case. There's usually a file called INSTALL whch tells you what to do. Read this file with

cat INSTALL | more

Clearly, it's easier if your distro supports .rpm riles. Sounds like you need to do some reading.

Ian
 
Old 01-14-2004, 01:57 PM   #5
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If it is source code then there is probably a README or INSTALL fine in the package you downloaded - try reading that. For a general overview see Jeremy's linux answer on compiling from source.

If it is an rpm run this as root:
rpm -ivh /path/to/somepackage.rpm
 
Old 01-14-2004, 02:02 PM   #6
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i will try......
 
Old 01-14-2004, 02:21 PM   #7
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Hmm... I can install a program from and rpm (at least I think I can) but once it's installed where does it go. I'm using Redhat liux 9 and linux has me completely clueless as it is so different from windows
 
Old 01-14-2004, 02:28 PM   #8
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and with Debian (or Knoppix) :
apt-get

if you want to install a program, for example mozilla...
apt-get install mozilla
the program is downloaded on a remote server (see sources.list) and is installed
 
Old 01-15-2004, 09:30 AM   #9
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u used HELP file.. and i did tthat some stands there.. i got ERROR.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 10:06 AM   #10
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I am a newbie as well and I thought I mention what I discovered. If you are using Debian distribution, I strongly recommend using dselect to install packages. All you have to is point the sources.list file to mirror site ( unstable is fine if you are just experimenting). I actually first installed GAIM by dowloading the source file. But then I spent hours installing dependencies. dselect took care of all that for me .
Good Luck!!!
 
Old 01-15-2004, 12:44 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by ToR_Kristian
u used HELP file.. and i did tthat some stands there.. i got ERROR.
if you are asking for help by posting this I think you'll need to give a bit mroe information as to what you did and what error you got.
 
  


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