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Old 01-06-2003, 09:36 PM   #1
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How do i install?


I installed Linux a matter of hours ago, and did a few searchs nothing came up, can you tell me how to install programs.

Ie, I downloaded LICQ and it says type ./configure where do i type that at?

Sorry for being sucha dumbass.
 
Old 01-06-2003, 10:28 PM   #2
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From a command line or terminal. Might want to look at the glossary term tar we have here on the site, kind of explains how to install a tarball.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ryid=35&long=1
 
Old 01-07-2003, 08:25 AM   #3
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make sure the configure file is executable!
I noticed that not all are already changed to be excecuted

chmod 777 configure makes it executable for everyone!

and run the ./configure in the directory where you unpacked your licq
 
Old 01-07-2003, 08:48 AM   #4
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./configure?

Thats what I mean do I right click on something? I am confused, sorry this seems like a I am retard I am probally making this harder than it needs to be, and its probally really simple. But make it step by step? Please, wel sorry for the lameness.

My questions is how do i open up the command line or terminal?
 
Old 01-07-2003, 08:56 AM   #5
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well, there are several ways to open up a terminal.

Normally, there is in your menubar at the bottom a small black screen, when you click that, a terminal window will open up!

there will probably also be some terminal windows in your program menu.

Or log off from your graphical mode and you will end up in your at the command line!!
 
Old 01-07-2003, 08:26 PM   #6
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I got rh8.0 how do I log off my GUI?
 
Old 01-07-2003, 08:42 PM   #7
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Actually, easier than logging off is to change to another console. Hold the Control and the Alt keys and press F1 (actually any of the function keys up to 6). You will be presented with a Shell log in prompt. Log in and go from there.

To get back to your GUI desktop, Alt-F7.

If you want to log off your GUI and end up at a shell prompt, get to another console and log on as root. Then type:

init 3

This will reboot your computer to a shell prompt instead of starting your GUI desktop.

To shutdown from a shell prompt, as root, type:

shutdown -h now

I think you'll find, though, just switching between consoles is easier.

Good luck
 
Old 01-07-2003, 10:08 PM   #8
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I got my Terminal open in the X windows theme.

Anyway what do I type to install LICQ?
In the manual it said type make, and install, I dont know what this mean, please help, thanks advance.
 
Old 01-08-2003, 01:19 AM   #9
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You'll soon need to learn some command line usage to install some of the programs you want from tarballs (tar.gz) but for now you said you've got RH8, so plug in your install CD and locate the LICQ RPM. You should have a package manager in your control panel, this will help you to install the file.

You don't need to install from source like you are trying to do, simply open up your package manager, locate the package (packages for you will end in .rpm) to be installed from the CD, and install it.

Cool
 
  


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