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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
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.
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 ...
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,