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Old 02-01-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy I need help installing software.


Ok im a newbie to this Linux thing. But im usually a first time understand type guy. I have went to the Java site and Limewire. I have downloaded a bin,tgz and a rpm file. Now how do you install thses two peices of software. Either some detailed instructions or a site where it will tell me. I really appreciate you guys help.!!! Thanks Travis S.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 02:27 PM   #2
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Here you go: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

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Old 02-02-2004, 06:52 PM   #3
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:14 PM   #4
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I've had a look at that link, XavierP, coz I've downloaded Firebird as a .tar.gz file and now I want to install it. I'd be quite happy for this SuSE 9.0 to install it for me, actually, but I'll have to learn how to do it myself one day so I might as well start now!
I've read and re-read that page you recommended, it all seems pretty plain BUT I can't get it to work.
I've tried using the Konsole thingy as well as run command but evidently I should be doing it some other way coz it's not working
Where should I be typing these instructions?
My 'Idiot's Guide' isn't much help either - is there some other book I should be using?
If somebody would like to spell it out in painfully minute detail exactly what I should be doing that would be great!!!
 
Old 02-02-2004, 07:21 PM   #5
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From: http://texturizer.net/firebird/download.html#install

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How To Install

The official releases don't have installers, which means that you need to install Mozilla Firebird manually. If you're using Windows, you can download an unofficial installer which takes care of this whole process, including the creation of application shortcuts. If you're not using Windows, or if you prefer to download the official binaries, the instructions are as follows:

Once you have downloaded the compressed (zipped) file, use Winzip or gzip to uncompress Mozilla Firebird to an empty folder. Navigate to the folder you placed the files in. If you're running Windows, start the MozillaFirebird.exe file (the one with the red fire icon). If you're running Linux, start the MozillaFirebird script.

Note: Do not unzip Mozilla Firebird to a directory that already contains a previous version of Mozilla Firebird. Either delete the existing directory, move it out of the way or create a new directory. If you install Mozilla Firebird on top of an existing Mozilla Firebird or Mozilla directory you will have problems.
Basically, unzip the file into it's own directory and then run the "exe" file. To uninstall, just delete the directory.
 
  


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