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Old 02-07-2004, 04:01 PM   #1
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How to install files?


Ok I've downloaded a lot of files by now and have installed some of them because the sites offer installation instructions now I've downloaded some files with no installation instructions and since I'm a newbie I don't know how to install them for example I've downloaded GTK-Gnutella a filesharing program for the gnutella network and it is a .deb file now the problem is I don't know how to install this type of files. any help would be appreciated
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Old 02-07-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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a .deb file is a debian package. what distro do you have? you're also going to have to be more specific about exactly what you are trying to install, including file names, etc.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 04:14 PM   #3
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.deb files are ment to be installed with dpkg, the Debian package system. While I am sure you could get dpkg running on distro's other then Debian, you are far better using your distro's preferred method of package management, or downloading a zipped tar of the source and compiling the program manually.

What distribution do you use? Redhat and Mandrake use rpm's, so does Suse if I am not mistaken. Slackware uses it's own installpkg system which uses binaries put into gzipped tarballs. Gentoo uses a system called portage that downloads source and compiles it because on ebuild files. I am sure there are other methods as well.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 04:47 PM   #4
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I'd recommend a look here

I'm reading through it and it's very helpfull!
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:34 PM   #5
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Ok My distro is red hat 9
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:40 PM   #6
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Then you either have to find an rpm or download the source and do it manually
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:41 PM   #7
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d00d your going to have to be patient ...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=143349

you already have this thread going ...
read the rules (remember you agreed to them )
don't double post
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:44 PM   #8
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ahhh Ok sorry DrOzz no damage was intended I'm very sorry.
 
  


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