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Old 10-01-2011, 03:47 AM   #1
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How to install softwares in Linux
 
Old 10-01-2011, 03:51 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

In Linux there are several ways to install software. What they are exactly depends on what distro you're using. When asking a question it's always a good idea to mention what distribution and version you are using so that we can give you concrete answers. In general there is almost always a graphical front end you can use (Synaptic, Ubuntu's Software Center, Mint's Software Manager,...). You could also use the command line to install programs (yum, aptitude, rpm, apt, emerge, ...). Or you could download source, compile and install manually. So, tell us what distribution and version you use and we'll be able to tell you what you have as possibilities.

Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Have fun with Linux.

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Eric
 
Old 10-01-2011, 04:23 AM   #3
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How to install softwares in Linux
If you happen to be using Ubuntu, here is a great site to help you get started: http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/
As EricTRA said, installing software is distro dependent. So if you tell us what distro and version of said distro you are using we can provide more specific help.

Understand that Windows .exe installers that were designed to be installed on Windows will not work in Linux. There is a Linux program called wine that can run many Windows programs on a Linux system; but you are better off using a Linux alternative for your program since there are a great many Linux alternatives for almost any Windows program.

Write back if you need mode help.
And welcome to the LQ forums!

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Old 10-02-2011, 11:12 AM   #4
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M using RHEL 5 VERSION ....... I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TO INSTALL IN TEXT MODE
 
Old 10-02-2011, 11:30 AM   #5
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M using RHEL 5 VERSION ....... I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TO INSTALL IN TEXT MODE
Please don't use ALL CAPS!!! No need to shout here. Everyone can hear you just fine!
I have never used Red Hat; and I only have minimal experience with RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) based distros like Fedora and Mandriva. However, a quick google search for <install software redhat> found these tutorials:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/rhel-ce...command-howto/
Steps 1-6 here:
http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Softw...-Red-Hat-Linux
A vast amount of knowledge can be found simply by searching the LQ forums:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...se-5-a-624867/
If you need further assistance, please tell us exactly what software you want to install on RHEL 5. Also post a link to that software if you can. And tell us what you have tried so far to try to install software, and what problems you may have had.

Write back if you need more help. There are plenty of Red Hat gurus around here. I am not one of them though.

Last edited by tommcd; 10-02-2011 at 11:32 AM.
 
Old 10-02-2011, 11:48 AM   #6
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hello all

in RHEL the package manger is RPM (Red Hat Package Manger)

to install a package first navigate to the directory containing the package (via the command cd normally)

and then type rpm -ivh package_name.rpm

where package name is the package name you wish to install.
The parameters -ivh stands for:
i : install, tells RPM that you want to install a package
v : verbose, explain what is going on.
h : hash, to print hashed for the progress of installation

Notice that the package must have an extension of .rpm otherwise it is not going to work.
you may find some packages that end with .deb and basically you can install them in RHEL but it is not healthy.

Regards
 
Old 10-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #7
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http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/rhel-ce...command-howto/

Kind regards
 
Old 10-02-2011, 03:43 PM   #8
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WoW that is a great tutorial repo, thanx
 
  


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