Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Originally posted by MasterC MOST LIKELY however, they are not installed. They are part of the "development" portion of the install which confuses many people (including me when I ran that distro). You can install via RPM from your discs if you had them, or via an ftp mirror for your distro's release: ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/ma...drake-old/8.2/
Find the GCC packages (all of them, or urpmi them and add that ftp mirror to your listed sites) and install it.
There's the url, add it to your mirror list, and update via urpmi or Mandrake Software Manager (which is a front end for urpmi)
ok, I downloaded it. But when I ran Kpackage, it gave me the following message...
<cepkgs --test /home/loran/packages/gcc-2.95.2-12mdk.i586.rpm;echo RESULT=$?
error: failed dependencies:
binutils >= 184.108.40.206.25 is needed by gcc-2.95.2-12mdk
gcc-cpp = 2.95.2 is needed by gcc-2.95.2-12mdk
glibc-devel is needed by gcc-2.95.2-12mdk
make is needed by gcc-2.95.2-12mdk
Ok, assuming you are in an ftp mirror like the one from above, you will need an active web connection. It's going to download the needed files from that mirror, and install them for you. It will satisfy the dependencies, and in the end give you an output of how things went. All you have to do to make this work is add the ftp site to your list of mirrors where you get updates from (It's in your Mandrake Control Center under the Software Section, been a while since I've run 8.2 so I can't show you exactly which icon, but it's there).
And you don't type the entire filename, you type the package you want, and it will resolve the rest:
And it will download/install all required packages for that app to be installed, and install that app as well. It may take a while, gcc is a compiler, and has quite a few dependencies. So stay logged into the internet, run the command, and go get a cup of joe of something.
There are man pages for most/a lot of commands in linux. If you've got the package installed, most likely there is a man page for it. To view these man pages (which are documentation on how to use the app) you open up a terminal and type:
So here it's:
It gives a description of the package, flags you can use, how to use it, and sometimes examples. Usually where to submit bug reports, the author, related files, and maybe even a website to visit for updates and such. Check if you've got "man man" it will tell you what man is used for