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Old 03-15-2004, 01:36 AM   #1
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Installing


I have no idea how to install anything. I'm using Fedora at the moment, and I'm trying to get mp3s to run in XMMS, but redhat has disabled mp3 support. I have the RPM for the latest version of XMMS, but I have no idea how to install it. And I have the tgz file for Divx 5.11 and I have no idea how to install that either. Could anyone point in the direction of a good and simple guide to installing on Linux. This is my very first time running Linux, so majoy newbie.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 01:41 AM   #2
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rpm -Uvh whatever.rpm
does it.
tar zxvf filename.tar.gz or filename.tgz
extracts the files. it may be source, so you would have to
enter the directory, run ./configure then make then make install
 
Old 03-15-2004, 03:09 AM   #3
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i have the same problems. I also want to install a windows media player, quicktime, flash, shockwave plugins. Im not sure why it doesnt come with all that stuff?

Im a newbie, and this is a bit advanced for me. If you could be a little more detailed and go through each step, I would be stoked. Thanks

rpm -Uvh whatever.rpm
does it.
tar zxvf filename.tar.gz or filename.tgz
extracts the files. it may be source, so you would have to
enter the directory, run ./configure then make then make install"



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Old 03-15-2004, 04:08 AM   #4
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www.redhat.com/support/resources/basics/
 
Old 03-15-2004, 04:10 AM   #5
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or www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/
 
Old 03-15-2004, 06:19 AM   #6
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>> i have the same problems. I also want to install a windows media player, quicktime, flash, >> shockwave plugins. Im not sure why it doesnt come with all that stuff?

mplayer can play a lot of that stuff, if you compile it by yourself, and set up your browser
to use mplayer to play that stuff. those are closed source applications, and you can't
just make a few changes and stick them in a linux distribution. that stuff is covered
by patents too. inconvenient, but that's why.

rpm-redhat package manager
.tgz. tar gzipped. sort of like a zip file.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 02:10 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by whansard
>> i have the same problems. I also want to install a windows media player, quicktime, flash, >> shockwave plugins. Im not sure why it doesnt come with all that stuff?

mplayer can play a lot of that stuff, if you compile it by yourself, and set up your browser
to use mplayer to play that stuff. those are closed source applications, and you can't
just make a few changes and stick them in a linux distribution. that stuff is covered
by patents too. inconvenient, but that's why.

rpm-redhat package manager
.tgz. tar gzipped. sort of like a zip file.
thanks whansard,

I got my mplayer working...thank the lord for YUM!!!!!!!!!
next step - flash,java. to bad these dont come in rpm

cant get gIFTOXIC working also. When i open it, it closes just as fast.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 02:30 PM   #8
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Do you actually have giFT installed? giFToxic is only a front-end to giFT.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 03:45 PM   #9
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Do you actually have giFT installed? giFToxic is only a front-end to giFT.
yes, gIFT came with Fedora Core, I added the gIFTOXIC, the problem is, when i open giftoxic, it closes as quick as it opens. Im not sure if i should load all the packages again or not. Boy, linux is hard to learn!
 
Old 03-15-2004, 04:39 PM   #10
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Quote:
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yes, gIFT came with Fedora Core, I added the gIFTOXIC, the problem is, when i open giftoxic, it closes as quick as it opens. Im not sure if i should load all the packages again or not. Boy, linux is hard to learn!
try running 'giftd -d' before starting giFToxic. And have you run 'gift-setup' yet? You'll need to do that before gift will run
 
Old 03-15-2004, 06:04 PM   #11
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[mike@localhost mike]$ giftd -d
giftd: error while loading shared libraries: libltdl.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


i loaded gIFTOXIC with YUM. I love YUM, cuz i suck at the terminal
 
Old 03-15-2004, 06:12 PM   #12
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Did you install development packages? libltdl is libtool, I think. I'd be surprised if you had installed devel packages and yet didn't have that installed. Yeah, having done s brief search that particular file is shared library files for libtool.

Try: ftp://chuck.ucs.indiana.edu/pub/arra...3.5-9.i386.rpm
though I can't promise that's right
 
Old 03-15-2004, 06:39 PM   #13
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the link u gave me didnt open, but i will download it from http://rpm.pbone.net/

http://rpm.pbone.net/ is the best website in the world! (besides this one

thanks again...i will post my results

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 03-15-2004, 06:40 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by Surfmonkey
the link u gave me didnt open, but i will download it from http://rpm.pbone.net/

http://rpm.pbone.net/ is the best website in the world! (besides this one

thanks again...i will post my results

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!
lol, pbone is where I got that link! Rather than direct you to the whole site I thought I'd find a link!
 
Old 03-15-2004, 06:51 PM   #15
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I wish I had good news .....gFTP works, giFToxic, no

I bet i made a big mess of it downloading to many packages :/
 
  


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