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Old 04-24-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
Bukaka
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How to install anything in Linux-Mandriva


Hello.

Thank you for reading this question. I just installed Linux Mandriva 2007. I have been using Window,in all meanings, more then for 7 years. Now, linux is smthing new for me.

Please help: How do i install anything in this operational system?
-KDE has Firefox 1.5x and i just downloaded 2.xx It was packed, but i managed how to unpacke it. Now, how do i proceed and update it?
-The same question for all other programs. I download soft that is Linux compatable, but after unpacking it i dont know how to install it. I heard there is a way, some how i should use emulator or installer, that installs soft. What is this installer and what are the commands for launching installation?

Thank you!
 
Old 04-24-2007, 02:41 PM   #2
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This would probably get more attention in the Mandriva forum.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 02:44 PM   #3
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Hah?

I thought this forum is for Newbies!!!

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This would probably get more attention in the Mandriva forum.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 02:46 PM   #4
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Mandriva comes with a great Package Manager called urpmi. Go to http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ to find instructions on setting it up. Once done, you just need to do
Code:
urpmi firefox
to install firefox. It really is a great tool. And welcome to LQ
 
Old 04-24-2007, 02:53 PM   #5
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:)

Thank you for replying. I will check this web site in 2,5 hours, as soon ill be back home.
What is
Code:
urpmi firefox
and where do i type it?
Sorry, i know i ma Lamer
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Mandriva comes with a great Package Manager called urpmi. Go to http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ to find instructions on setting it up. Once done, you just need to do
Code:
urpmi firefox
to install firefox. It really is a great tool. And welcome to LQ
 
Old 04-24-2007, 03:04 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Bukaka
I thought this forum is for Newbies!!!
You are indeed in the right place..

all modern distributions have a package manager which can be accessed from the command line or from a GUI (graphical) interface. In the Mandriva menus look for something like "install software"

Firefox 2 will NOT be in many repositories (where package managers get the SW). When you downloaded it and unpacked it, it created a directory (folder) named "firefox". Using a terminal, go into the folder and type ./firefox---this will open the program. You can use the Mandriva menu manager to create a link to this command.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 03:20 PM   #7
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Questions????

How do i go to "firefox"folder using terminal? What are the commands?? I have only 1 partition, i guess i dont need to choose partitions:P

Firefox: yes, after unpacking it, i did it simply from desktop -unpack, it created a folder with "firefox" files on my desktop. What do i do with them? I thought i can just replace old files with new once, but still v.1.5x

And one more: what is BERYL? It looks cool.

Thank you.
Quote:
Originally Posted by pixellany
You are indeed in the right place..

all modern distributions have a package manager which can be accessed from the command line or from a GUI (graphical) interface. In the Mandriva menus look for something like "install software"

Firefox 2 will NOT be in many repositories (where package managers get the SW). When you downloaded it and unpacked it, it created a directory (folder) named "firefox". Using a terminal, go into the folder and type ./firefox---this will open the program. You can use the Mandriva menu manager to create a link to this command.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 03:50 PM   #8
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Hello Bukaka!
Firstly: welcome to LQ!
Secondly: answers.
In a terminal window (or console) you can navigate through folders with the cd command. So: you are in a folder named documents and you wanna go to a folder named pictures, type this: cd pictures. This command only works if the pictures folder is a subdirectory of documents. If you want to go to a directory directly, without going to subdirs and subdirs and subdirs, use the cd command with a full path. An example: you are in /usr/share/docs/ and you wanna go directly to /home/bukaka/documents/pictures. In this case type this: cd /home/bukaka/documents/pictures. And voila, you are in pictures with only one command! If you wanna go up one level (go out from pictures), type this: cd ..
Beryl is a window manager with 3D enhanced graphics, desktop. It is not a Desktop environment. Beryl can be used separately and it can be used to enhance KDE with 3D stuff.
 
  


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