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Old 06-28-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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How to install files


Hello im new to linux i just got my Wireless PCI Adapter working today so finally i can surf the web with linux i have downloaded some files but since im new to linux how do i install them?!

Example :

LimeWireLinux.rpm
Also

opera-static_8.01-20050615.1-qt_en_i386.deb

im using Ubuntu


Anything Helps .. Thanks!

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Old 06-28-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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I am unfamiliar with Ubuntu, but if it has the Redhat Package Manager (RPM ) installed, then you can install it ( as root ) with "rpm -Uvh <filename>" . I am not familar with Debian (.deb) packages, but hopefully somone will come along and help you with that.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 11:59 PM   #3
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Debian packages use "dpkg" for installation: man dpkg will give you exact syntax, it's been a while since I've used Debian.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:02 AM   #4
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Where could I go to find the tutorial , or how to install like my friend gave me this tip and this is what i get.

My friend told me to type this in : rpm -i LimeWireLinux.rpm

rpm -i LimeWireLinux.rpm
rpm: To install rpm packages on Debian systems, use alien. See README.Debian.
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:03 AM   #5
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Ah, then you'll want to use the program called 'alien'. I presume it translates rpms to deb format for installation under Debian-based systems.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:12 AM   #6
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Where can i get this program 'alien' I can tryed to google it yet come up with nothing yet fake Alien images heha! I searched Alien For Linux Alien For Debian
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:16 AM   #7
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You can find Alien here.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:18 AM   #8
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Appearent i have alien i went in the terminal and typed in alien and it works i have been doing this ..

what am i doing wrong?


prometheus@leetness:~$ alien -i LimeWireLinux.rpm
Must run as root to convert to deb format (or you may use fakeroot).
prometheus@leetness:~$ su
Password:
root@leetness:/home/prometheus # su root
root@leetness:/home/prometheus # alien -d LimeWireLinux.rpm
limewire-free_4.8.1-1_i386.deb generated
root@leetness:/home/prometheus # alien -i LimeWireLinux.rpm
root@leetness:/home/prometheus # alien -i limewire-free_4.8.1-1_i386.deb

File "limewire-free_4.8.1-1_i386.deb" not found.
root@leetness:/home/prometheus #
root@leetness:/home/prometheus # alien limewire-free_4.8.1-1_i386.deb

File "limewire-free_4.8.1-1_i386.deb" not found.
root@leetness:/home/prometheus #
root@leetness:/home/prometheus # alien
root@leetness:/home/prometheus # alien LimeWireLinux.rpm
limewire-free_4.8.1-1_i386.deb generated
root@leetness:/home/prometheus #


But when I Do alien -i limewire-free_4.8.1-1_i386.deb it says it cant find it and when i look in the home dir , it isnt there.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:20 AM   #9
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Wait , I think i got it but it isnt running ! I see the icon in my Internet Files but Limewire isnt opening up :S!
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:33 AM   #10
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"How to install P2P Gnutella Client (LimeWire)?"
http://www.ubuntuguide.org/#limewire
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:35 AM   #11
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I tryed that , at one point some of the commands dont run and nothing happends
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:38 AM   #12
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Ill try again i just found out I think the problem was that I didnt have java installed!
 
Old 07-30-2005, 06:23 PM   #13
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hey its really easy to install that

you just need to move to the directory where you downloaded that opera file and then type dpkg -install full file name here with the extension an example is

cd /home/jason/Desktop
dpkg --install opera-static_8.02-20050727.1-qt_en_i386.deb

there you go its installed

now to run that application just type

opera


tc have a nice day if your still having problems or i misunderstood your question drop me a mail
 
Old 07-30-2005, 06:28 PM   #14
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for an RPM

i dont suggest you try installing an RPM on this machine cause its a ubuntu ( debian linux) based machine.Alisa will convert the file but its possiable that it wont be very stable.Try findieng a debian based package the ones that have a .deb as their extension

and if you need a program like limewire there are tonz out there.Its highly probable that your looking for something like books etc. try these other programs

1) Mldonkey. (eDonkey, Soulseek, Fasttrack, Gnutella, Open Napster, Direct Connect, BitTorrent)
2) LimeWire. (Gnutella)
3) Lopster. (OpenNAP)
4) Gnapster. (OpenNAP)
5) eDonkey. (eDonkey) [Prop]
6) cDonkey. (eDonkey)
7) Gift client / server / fasttrack plugin (Fasttrack)
8) ed2k_gui.
9) Gtk-Gnutella. (Gnutella)
10) Qtella. (Gnutella)
11) Mutella. (Gnutella, console)
12) TheCircle.
13) Freenet. (fully anonymous p2p)
14) GNUnet.
15) Lmule. (eDonkey)
16) Xmule. (eDonkey)
17) Bittorrent.
18) PySoulSeek (Soulseek).
19) Loophole. (WinMX) [Prop]
20) Direct Connect.
21) QuickDC. (Direct Connect).
22) OverNet.
23) Apollon.
24) GrapeWine. (fully anonymous p2p)
25) Snark. (Bittorrent)


i would'nt sugges that you install them but its upto ya tc have a nice day
 
Old 07-30-2005, 06:29 PM   #15
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