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Old 10-14-2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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Question Installing on RH9


ok, I downloaded Xmule and I have no idea how to install it. I should say programs in general, I dont even know how to get to the friggin command line. I tried searching here and at google for a good tutorial ,but was unsucessful to find one i could understand. can someone please be gentle and walk e through it? thanks
 
Old 10-14-2003, 03:21 PM   #2
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Knowing the format of the file (.rpm, .tar, .tar.gz, etc.) you downloaded would be helpful. Installation procedures differ depending on the format.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 03:59 PM   #3
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As DMR mentioned, we need to know the format - however if its in .tar.gz format then ( as an introduction )

In Red Hat 9 - open a Terminal and your on the "command line"

su to root user

then type:

tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz

Remember that the file gets extracted to your current working directory - then cd into the extracted directory thats created by the tar command - check out the read-me and install files for further install instructions - if the Tarball contains source code then the typical next steps are

./configure
make
make install

(but check the read-me and install files first)

repost if its in a different format or any probs etc.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 04:03 PM   #4
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well, for now i need to know about RPM's, and .rar's thank you both for your help also.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 04:07 PM   #5
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rar:
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RAR is a very popular format for distributing large files on the Internet because it supports multi-volume archiving. This allows a single large archive to be broken into several RAR files of an identical size, commonly referred to as .disks.. This makes it much easier to transfer the archive using a relatively slow Internet connection such as a modem.

RAR files are created in sequential order, commencing with the suffix .rar for the first file, followed by .r00, .r01, etc. for each subsequent archive.

To create a multi-volume RAR archive, use the following command:

$ rar a -v archive.rar [files to RAR separated by spaces]

The .a. command tells RAR to create an archive. The .-v. switch splits the archive into disks of KB.

To decompress an RAR archive, place all of the disks in the current directory and type:

$ rar x archive.rar

The .x. command tells RAR to extract the archive with full paths intact. RAR will automatically decompress the disks in the correct order.
More than you ever wanted to know about RPM

 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:18 PM   #6
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Wow! Thank you both for helping me out! THIS GREAT I DONT WANT TO STOP LEARNING ABOUT THIS CRAZY THING CALLED LINUX!!!! lol thanks again.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:33 PM   #7
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And a crazy thing it certainly is.

You're welcome.

 
  


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