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Old 10-20-2006, 09:10 AM   #1
sreejith_raman
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How do u install Dev-C++ on linux??


I got the linux version of Dev- C++ and now wat do i do??? can somebody help men....actually if it is possible can u tell men the common thing u have to do to install a program?? like in PC u double click the .exe file....how bout in linux??
 
Old 10-20-2006, 09:17 AM   #2
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Dev-C++ is a Windows program, so you'll need mingw to run it. Which distro are you using? And what kind of file is your package, i.e. a .deb, .rpm, .tar, etc.

Most distros have thier own package manager. Most people use thier package manager to get thier program for them. While you can install stuff on your own, its not as common. A lot of people compile and install programs from source when its not in thier package manager. So there are many ways to do it.

Not to discourage use, but there are tons of great free C++ IDEs made for Linux that won't require emulation. Your best bet is to use one of those. I used Dev-C++ when I used Windows and it took me a while to switch, but there really are just as nice IDEs made for Linux. Here's a sample:
Eclipse
Anjuta
KDevelop
Geany (really similar to Dev IMO)

If you don't need a full IDE, all you really need is just an editor, then I recomend:
vim/gvim
emacs

Last edited by Penguin of Wonder; 10-20-2006 at 09:25 AM.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 04:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by sreejith_raman
I got the linux version of Dev- C++ and now wat do i do??? can somebody help men....actually if it is possible can u tell men the common thing u have to do to install a program?? like in PC u double click the .exe file....how bout in linux??

Where did you get it from? I saw that you could get it for Linux but could not find the place to download it. Anyway what does the file end in. .rpm .deb or .tar.gz The installation of the file will depend on that and what distro you are using.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 04:28 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Penguin of Wonder
Dev-C++ is a Windows program, so you'll need mingw to run it. Which distro are you using? And what kind of file is your package, i.e. a .deb, .rpm, .tar, etc.

Most distros have thier own package manager. Most people use thier package manager to get thier program for them. While you can install stuff on your own, its not as common. A lot of people compile and install programs from source when its not in thier package manager. So there are many ways to do it.

Not to discourage use, but there are tons of great free C++ IDEs made for Linux that won't require emulation. Your best bet is to use one of those. I used Dev-C++ when I used Windows and it took me a while to switch, but there really are just as nice IDEs made for Linux. Here's a sample:
Eclipse
Anjuta
KDevelop
Geany (really similar to Dev IMO)

If you don't need a full IDE, all you really need is just an editor, then I recomend:
vim/gvim
emacs

GVIM or VIM all the way. IDE's really bother me. They hide too much from the user. You are better off doing it by hand.
 
  


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