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Old 09-11-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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how to install programs on yellow dog linux


I recently installed yellow dog linux on my ps3.
I've downloaded a program via Firefox and i have absolutly no idea how to install it.
can someone give me an easy step-by-step guide how to install each program.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 07:18 AM   #2
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I recently installed yellow dog linux on my ps3.
I've downloaded a program via Firefox and i have absolutly no idea how to install it.
can someone give me an easy step-by-step guide how to install each program.
What kind of program is it? Just knowing it's a program isn't enough to tell you how to install it. I am guessing you probably got a zipped folder then you likely to uncompress it first but just say what extension the program has at least?
 
Old 09-12-2008, 08:26 AM   #3
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oh sorry its a .tar.bz2 file
 
Old 09-12-2008, 09:00 AM   #4
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You need to extract the contents of the tarball first, which you can do with "tar xvf filename" (no quotes) in a terminal. 'x' is for extract, 'v' for verbose and 'f' to specify the file. Usually, after doing this, a new directory is created (you'll be able to see if this happens from the output of tar), so you'll want to enter that directory and read any documentation, such as a README or INSTALL file.
 
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You need to extract the contents of the tarball first, which you can do with "tar xvf filename" (no quotes) in a terminal. 'x' is for extract, 'v' for verbose and 'f' to specify the file. Usually, after doing this, a new directory is created (you'll be able to see if this happens from the output of tar), so you'll want to enter that directory and read any documentation, such as a README or INSTALL file.
ive tried extracting but get this error message:

[Neil05@localhost ~]$ tar xvf banshee-1-1.2.1.tar.bz2
tar: banshee-1-1.2.1.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now



banshee-1-1.2.1.tar.bz2 is the name of the file im trying to install
 
Old 09-12-2008, 10:52 AM   #6
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Obviously you need to be in the same directory as the file. Use cd to change directories.
 
Old 09-14-2008, 04:56 PM   #7
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Obviously you need to be in the same directory as the file. Use cd to change directories.

ok i done that i got to ./configure and i keep getting this error message with anything i try to install;

configure: Package gstreamer-0.10 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gstreamer-0.10.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gstreamer-0.10' found
configure: error: no gstreamer-0.10 >= 0.10.13 (GStreamer) found
 
Old 09-15-2008, 01:03 AM   #8
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Go and get GStreamer and install it. Which program are you trying to install? Are you sure your distro doesn't have a package for it already?
 
Old 09-15-2008, 04:29 AM   #9
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There is Rythmbox as a music player and totem as video player available to install on yellow dog without needing to compile yourself.

I suppose it is possible to add other software repositories and use the software provided there - so you might find a ready-to-use package "banshee" and need not compile it yourself.

To compile programs you will need to get/install all the neccesary development tools (compiler, the header-files for al the libraries needed to compile the program...)
Read up on the requirements to compile banshee in the readme file that came with the source-code.
 
Old 09-15-2008, 07:05 AM   #10
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Go and get GStreamer and install it. Which program are you trying to install? Are you sure your distro doesn't have a package for it already?
yeah see im a complete newbie to Linux so it could have the package i just dont know where to look.
i did install GStreamer but i still get the same result.

and im trying to install banshee. i want banshee so i can use my ipod on it.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 01:18 AM   #11
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Your distro's package management system will be able to tell you which packages are available. You might want to look for the documentation for Yellow Dog. Edit: also you might want to try running ldconfig (as root) and then trying to run the configure script for Banshee again.

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