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Old 01-18-2004, 05:41 PM   #1
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Installing packages


I downloaded netscape to install on my newly installed slackware 9.1 but i have no idea how to even install an application. i am running under the KDE desktop if that makes any difference.

can someone please walk me through how to instal an app? i am going to install under /usr/bin and i know how to move around and navigate with the command line. i just dont know how to install things!

Thanks in advance for your help!
 
Old 01-18-2004, 05:56 PM   #2
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I think that this would be a good place to start.

This will also be of help.

And finally, you could investigate CheckInstall.

Sorry to be so non-specific, but you haven't mentioned anything about the software or how it is packaged.

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Old 01-18-2004, 06:06 PM   #3
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packages with slackware are sort of like zipfiles. the tgz or tar.gz files.
you extract them to where you want them, then run them there.
you add things to menu's in X manually, or use a tool that checks for
software and does it for you.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 06:09 PM   #4
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What is the exact file-name of the file you downloaded?

Where did you download it from?

I know this doesn't really pertain to your question, but I'd really suggest taking a look at Mozilla Firebird... It is open source and one of the most preferred browsers among the linuxquestions.org community.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 06:20 PM   #5
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thanks for the quick replies! its good to know there is so much support from these user communities.

Thsi is my first time tryingt o use linux as a desktop. I got fed up with my windows XP system so the last thing i seed it for was to download slackware 9.1 and burn a copy!

after looking around i saw that i actually already have the netscape browser that came with SW, but when i try to use it the application does not open. same thing for the email client associated with netscape, gimp and galeon. konqueror is the only browser that works for me.

any ideas?
 
Old 01-18-2004, 11:29 PM   #6
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it's entirely possible that those apps are set up in the menu's, but not
installed. Did you only get one slackware disk?
 
Old 01-19-2004, 01:33 AM   #7
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i downloaded and burned iso 1 and 2 and installed both
 
Old 01-19-2004, 03:53 AM   #8
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do you know how to use find or locate?
locate gimp
or
find /usr -name gimp -print

and check if the menu points to the right place.

or how to check your search path with set.
set|more
 
  


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