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Old 01-17-2009, 09:32 AM   #1
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Installing Softwares


Hi All,

I am new to Linux. I have recently installed Red Hat Linux, and i dont know to install any softwares under this.

I got a zip file of the software to be installed in my thumb drive. I dont know where to copy that, where to unzip and how to install.

Please give me the complete steps. I know the basic commands, how to take a terminal etc.

Please help me.

regards,
freak
 
Old 01-17-2009, 09:53 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!!

Which version of RedHat?

The normal way to install SW is with the package manager--it will be in your menus with a name like "install software" or "install applications".

For things not available with the package manager, I normally put them in /opt.

copy the file to /opt

for a simple zip file (****.zip), use unzip. For g-zip (****.gz) use gunzip

Go into the resulting folder and look for a README, install script, etc.
 
Old 01-18-2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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Are you sure that the zip file contains a applications Linux? Where ever you got that zipfile, did someone tell you what it is?
In a nutshell:
$ unzip /mountpoint/zipfile
$ ./location-of-unzipped-files/binary-application

If it's a Windows application, then you need to launch the application with 'wine' and see how far it gets you...

Debian

Last edited by servat78; 02-19-2009 at 12:08 PM.
 
Old 01-18-2009, 08:38 PM   #4
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offtopic: I think it's better to start with the simpler distros such as Ubuntu....just a suggestion!
 
Old 01-19-2009, 08:59 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by fpga_freak View Post
Hi All,

I am new to Linux. I have recently installed Red Hat Linux, and i dont know to install any softwares under this.

I got a zip file of the software to be installed in my thumb drive. I dont know where to copy that, where to unzip and how to install.

Please give me the complete steps. I know the basic commands, how to take a terminal etc.

Please help me.

regards,
freak
just open a terminal and type
yum install yumex
this is a GUI for yum and select any application you want and it will download and install them automatically.
You can do this in the beginning till u get used to linux.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 09:02 AM   #6
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I got a zip file of the software to be installed in my thumb drive.
I hope the source of this zip file can be trusted.
It is a good idea, to install from official resources from your distribution.
 
  


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