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Old 05-28-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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Installing Programs


I've worked out some of the basics of Linux (Suse 10.2) like changing owners and permissions, setting up samba users and shares and a couple of other things, But I just cant work out how to install programs, I've tried several gudies, including a post on this site but I just cant seem to work it out.

If someone could explain, in newbie terms how to install something, I don't really mind what, just so I get the process of installing

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks
 
Old 05-28-2006, 12:33 PM   #2
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we are only going to repeat the information you will find in our wiki unless you give us specific information about what you are tryign to install.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 01:16 PM   #3
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I'm trying to install Banshee at the moment but i keep getting the error

checking for MONO... configure: error: Package requirements (mono >= 1.1.10) were not met:

No package 'mono' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables MONO_CFLAGS
and MONO_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

I installe mono but it still says this.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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You have to install the latest GTK-Sharp 2, AFAIK is 2.8.1 ; I have found that the easiest way to keep mono and its components up to day is to use their red-carpet server.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 02:40 PM   #5
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i've installed that now, thanks , its now asking for sqlite3, but its not in my package list, so I have downloaded it, but i have no idea how to install it. i'm sure its really simple.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 05:37 PM   #6
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Three ways to install software--easiest first:
1. Package manager
a. from a repository
b. using a downloaded package--eg *.rpm
2. Download and run an install script
3. Download and compile

For all but #1a, you can run into dependency issues--ie you will need other files installed before the desired SW will install/compile.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 05:49 PM   #7
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hmmmmmmm, I'm a little confused, so how would I go about installing sqlite3-3.3.5.bin?
 
Old 05-29-2006, 02:16 AM   #8
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you really shouldn't... you seem to be getting very messy in terms of what you are installing. all this stuff is on your distro cd's in easy to carry RPM files which will all nicely fall into place when you install them.
 
Old 05-29-2006, 07:50 AM   #9
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Quote:
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hmmmmmmm, I'm a little confused, so how would I go about installing sqlite3-3.3.5.bin?
Are you using a package manager? Like YasT?
If you're using YasT it's a simple point and click:
goto 'start' -> system -> control center -> software management -> search for the package in the search box.
You might find that it's already installed ...
 
Old 05-29-2006, 12:20 PM   #10
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My suse CD doesn't have sqlite3, only sqlite2, i'm trying to install it because Banshee says i need it.

I am using yast, but i can't work out how to use it to install
sqlite3-3.3.5.bin, which i downloaded.

I've tried adding it to the source list but it wont let me.

Also I don't understand how RPMs work, for example i've downloaded amarok 1.4, i double click on the RPM and nothing happens.

Thanks for the help so far

Last edited by Josh100; 05-29-2006 at 12:23 PM.
 
Old 05-29-2006, 12:33 PM   #11
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Just open a terminal go to the directory where your downloaded file is and tipe ls (just to make sure you're in the right place!) if you see the sqlite3-3.3.5.bin file you're in the right place!!! Just type: ./sqlite3-3.3.5.bin and folow the instructions...
P.S. Make sure you hawe exec. rights to the file!!! In case that you don't have the right to execute the file type: chmod +x sqlite3-3.3.5.bin,
Good luck
 
Old 05-29-2006, 12:36 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Josh100
Also I don't understand how RPMs work, for example i've downloaded amarok 1.4, i double click on the RPM and nothing happens.
right click on it and choose open...(depending on what file manager you are using!!!!
 
Old 05-29-2006, 12:57 PM   #13
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i ran that command and it went into it fine

suse:/home/josh/Downloads # ./sqlite3-3.3.5.bin
SQLite version 3.3.5
Enter ".help" for instructions
sqlite>


but it still says this when trying to install Banshee:

checking for IPODSHARP... checking for NJBSHARP... checking for DBUSSHARP... yes
checking for SQLITE... configure: error: Package requirements (sqlite3 >= 3.2) were not met:

No package 'sqlite3' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables SQLITE_CFLAGS
and SQLITE_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

suse:/usr/local/banshee-0.10.10 #


Quote:
Originally Posted by pilatus666
right click on it and choose open...(depending on what file manager you are using!!!!
i've done that right click > "Open With Install Software"

a new item shows on the task bar called Install Software, with an egg timer, then that just goes away, what now?

Thanks

Last edited by Josh100; 05-29-2006 at 12:58 PM.
 
Old 05-29-2006, 01:36 PM   #14
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Sorry but I can't help towards... I'm a newbie to maybe some more experienced user will come around and give you a hand...
Good luck
 
Old 05-29-2006, 02:42 PM   #15
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as i've already said, don't start installing stuff like that if you can use an rpm... upgrading it will be more difficult etc...

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=suse+sqlite3+rpm
 
  


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