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Old 03-18-2005, 07:50 AM   #1
darwinboy
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Installing programs


I am running Yellowdog 3.0.1 on an old Powerbook G3 233. I wanted to know how to install applications in Linux. For example, I downloaded a driver for an Orinoco wireless card, but I am unsure at this point how to proceed with the driver's installation. The driver is archived as .tar.

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Old 03-18-2005, 08:13 AM   #2
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Open a terminal window

tar xvf file.tar
tar xzvf file.tar.gz
tar xjvf file.tar.bz2

Sometimes you may come upon a file with the .tgz exstention which is just a renamed .tar.gz file. don't confuse it with a slackware package.

man tar

one you extract the files be an sure to read the install readme instructions.

Last edited by Boow; 03-18-2005 at 08:17 AM.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 08:14 AM   #3
Bre_Rea
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Basic Commands

Darwinboy;
Here are a few links for great information on using Linux,

Chapter 4 of the first link has the basic commands.

http://www.linuxman.com.cy/rute/node1.html


Additionally the Linux beginners course is a great help.

http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/index.html

 
Old 03-18-2005, 08:30 AM   #4
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Untar and unzip the file as said above.

But rather then manually doing all this stuff use the yum utility which is used to automatically update and install/remove rpm packages. It can also be used to quickly and painlessly get information related to new package updates. Dependencies are checked automatically prompting the user with the related information.

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