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Old 09-05-2012, 01:18 AM   #1
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Question installing a .tar.gz (lightzone) on redhat

hi everyone am very new to linux and am still trying to figue things out.So far am liking it but the main roblem is that i cannot get some of my fav softwares like .photshop or lightroom.
I found out about lightzone but the only problem is i cannot install in because it's not in RMP mode.
i downloaded it from(
could someone ls help..........
Old 09-05-2012, 01:56 AM   #2
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Unpack LightZone in /home/<name>/ : tar xvf LightZone-3.9.tar.gz

cd LightZone/

The command ./LightZone
.. will start the application. There is no "install".

Old 09-05-2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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The Gimp

should be auto installed on the current RHEL6.3
Photoshop is a Windows program

Linux is not Windows
will NEED prerequisites installed FIRST

dcraw , for one

dcraw is in the RHN repos for red hat
do a search
su -
yum search dcraw 
--- you should see it listed --
yum install dcraw
also the gcc compiler and development tools ( a LOT of things)

seeing as this IS RHEL , you DID buy the required license ( you MUST have a paid for license to install software on RHEL -- it is not free

you might want to start with the red hat knowledge base
-- log in to the red hat site with the username/password you set up when you bought the license
to view the search output you have to log in

the instructions on the above link are "odd" they are having you use THE MICROSOFT "dcraw.exe" ????
very odd

But this tarball looks like a already build program
you WILL though have to type in a license after you buy it

there are Linux replacements for almost every Microsoft program

however RHEL ( Red Hat Enterprise Linux) is a very BAD choice for a home system
it is normally installed to a server and normally dose NOT have a screen attached and NO GUI

using rhel at home as a "everyday" operating system is going to be rather difficult , it was never intended to be used as such

you might be better off installing LinuxMint ( a rather popular distro)

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:30 AM   #4
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thank you soo much knudf and knudfl for the swift replies.
i will try out again using the instructions and i will let you know how it goes.


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