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Old 11-26-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
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I don't understand how to install software


Can anyone please point me to a one syllable tutorial on how to install software on Linux. I don't know where to start. Everyone is very helpful, but they all assume some knowledge.

E.g. On another forum I have asked for help about a installing a package and I was told to run the following command:

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sudo apt-get install texlive-full
But I'm running Puppy-Lucid and I get the response

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sh: sudo: command not found
HELP
 
Old 11-26-2011, 08:12 AM   #2
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Puppy has its own package manger. I recommend trying to install what you need from there first.

Menu>Setup>setup Puppy>Puppy Package Manager



Edit: Also if you want to use sudo you might have to install sudo from the package manager and then add your user name to /etc/sudoers. Have you tried to install without using sudo? It might work without using sudo.

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Old 11-26-2011, 08:15 AM   #3
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Thanks AMDX (again)

I've tried that for texlive-full but get the message

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Sorry, no matching package name
 
Old 11-26-2011, 08:22 AM   #4
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try -


apt-cache search texlive



- See if it works on puppy. If it does then just copy the exact name that shows up in the search. type in apt-get install and the package name without using sudo.

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Old 11-26-2011, 08:26 AM   #5
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Nope

Code:
sh: apt-cache: command not found
 
Old 11-26-2011, 08:26 AM   #6
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Yeah sorry. I forgot to add that is was apt-cache search not just apt-cache, was hoping I got that in the edit before your read it, lol.
 
Old 11-26-2011, 08:29 AM   #7
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Ok. brb again, going to boot into puppy, lol.
 
Old 11-26-2011, 08:35 AM   #8
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Ok I am in Puppy Lucid. Go back to the package manager and type in texlive only for the search. See if what you want is there though you will probably have to piece together what you want since Puppy doesn't seem to have the full one there. The name might be slightly different which is why it wasn't coming up in your search originally.

Edit: Apparently there is no search for apt-get in Puppy. I can use apt-cache search in Debian, though I really only use aptitude search... Which Puppy Linux doesn't have either one. So use the Puppy Package Manager as much as you can. I am guessing what you find with apt-get would be in the Puppy Package Manager anyways. If you can't find the full package name you have to break it down a bit and see if it is there but with a slightly different name, version, etc.

Also remember on top you see the ubuntu-lucid-main, ubuntu-lucid-multiverse, puppy-woof, puppy-5. Check each one after you type in the search. Honestly this set up seems a bit messy and a pain in the neck to do. I only use puppy as needed, sort of rescue disk more or less.

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Old 11-26-2011, 09:10 AM   #9
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When I type in "text" in the package manager I only see textmaker: not what I want

BTW I only use Puppy because it was recommended for an old and fairly low spec. laptop
 
Old 11-26-2011, 09:19 AM   #10
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Are you using the Puppy Lucid live cd? I did a search for texlive (not text) and it gave me a list.

Edit: For a laptop like that I also heard that Lubuntu is pretty good. Not really sure though, never tried it. I am going by what others have said. One of the things I don't like (please, no puppy argument from others about this.) is that by default you are running everything as root. I believe with an install you can change that and add a user, etc.

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Old 11-26-2011, 04:10 PM   #11
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Puppy 5.28 Lucid ( "Ubuntu based".)

"texlive-full" is just a dummy package, that installs all "500 MB" tex*
http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/texlive-full
→ please see the red dots.


The Puppy Package Manager can be set to install any Ubuntu Lucid package.
→ Configure package manager : Then tick the 3 Ubuntu entries :
Ubuntu-main, Ubuntu universe, Ubuntu multiverse.
Next : Hit the "Update now" button ...... hit <Enter> when asked ......
.......... wait "3 hours" for the data base entries to be downloaded,
and for "Processing <Packages-**> to a standard format."

Then "all" tex seem to be present (not texlive-full.)

..

Last edited by knudfl; 11-27-2011 at 05:23 AM.
 
Old 11-26-2011, 07:02 PM   #12
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puppy linux is based on slackware
so the command to install a package is "installpkg"
but you need to be root to install packages
the command to run the package manager is "pkgtool"

as a note to every body else who posted in this thread
u-bum-2 is not the only distro around
 
Old 11-26-2011, 08:11 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rob.rice View Post
puppy linux is based on slackware
so the command to install a package is "installpkg"
but you need to be root to install packages
the command to run the package manager is "pkgtool"

as a note to every body else who posted in this thread
u-bum-2 is not the only distro around
...and the distro wars continue...


Lucid Puppy is compatible with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx by the way and even has apt-get... :-)

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Old 11-26-2011, 08:23 PM   #14
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...and the distro wars continue...

it's not really a war just play fighting
kinda like puppy pit bulls before they grow teeth
pet one push the other away and the fight is on
 
Old 11-26-2011, 08:48 PM   #15
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it's not really a war just play fighting
kinda like puppy pit bulls before they grow teeth
pet one push the other away and the fight is on

Well now if we are talking about teeth. I think a Lynx would beat a puppy any day.



http://postimage.org/image/78mqxhwxn/



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