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Old 08-07-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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installing software


I am having problems installing software, most software actually

A problem that is typical is Java Runtime Environment JRE

I can download it ok and unzip it then- how do I run the setup sequence ?

I'm kinda thinking I need to use the terminal program, if that is correct I will need detailed instructions on how to do this.

Kind regards MIck
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:21 PM   #2
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If you downloaded the file from http://www.java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp, then it's not easy to miss the "Instructions" for installation link, which leads to pretty detailed and useful instructions. Maybe you'll find the explanation there: http://www.java.com/en/download/help...selfextracting
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:21 PM   #3
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What distro are you using???

There are basically two methods of software installation on Linux, either via Pre-packaged software packs or by compiling from source. Almost all linux distros use some type of package system which can be used to install pre-packaged software. The source code of the software you want to install is also available and you can go ahead and compile a custom copy exclusively configured for your machine.

Tux,
 
Old 08-07-2005, 01:00 PM   #4
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