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Old 02-26-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
Don Cherry
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Installing Programs/Using YUM


My main problem with Linux is that I don't know how to install anything. I asked a friend and he said "use yum." So I look up how to use yum and I get the typical "to use (such and such) type this..."

1. Where the heck do I "type" stuff like this.
2. How do I install programs, RPM or not.
3. I tried to run the Limewire RPM, it (appeared to) work, but I don't know how to open the dang program. It's under my applications menu, and I click on it and *nothing* happens.

Sorry to come off as a total noob, but that's what I am, and thanks for any help.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 10:14 PM   #2
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Hi Don Cherry,


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1. Where the heck do I "type" stuff like this.
Easy, in the terminal. Should be in your menu items.
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2. How do I install programs, RPM or not.
In Fedora Core 3 you can use RPMs or Source files. RPM is the easist form.

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3. I tried to run the Limewire RPM, it (appeared to) work, but I don't know how to open the dang program. It's under my applications menu, and I click on it and *nothing* happens.
Yes I did hear there was a problem with the RPM install, there is however a .bin version on the net, try google.

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Sorry to come off as a total noob, but that's what I am, and thanks for any help.
Dont worry we all been there. Well, most of us

GlenX
 
Old 02-26-2005, 10:18 PM   #3
Don Cherry
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Woot! Limewire works!

What exactly is a "source RPM"
 
  


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