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Old 02-19-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
lordrain
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Question Installing ZIP Software


How do you install software in linux? What i mean is that how do you unpack zip files and install the content? In windows you just unzip ans usually double-click on setup.exe but it isnt that easy here is it?
I know there are some commands like tar-jxcv or something like that heh, but isnt there a integrated software in linux?

Any help is wanted (except newbie sarcasm)



PS. I am using Fedora Core 5 and Gnome.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
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Can't you just right-click and unpack the file? It should be just that simple. Anyway, you may want to check this thread to learn how to install programs in Linux:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ad.php?t=45094
 
Old 02-20-2007, 02:24 AM   #3
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Can't you just right-click and unpack the file? It should be just that simple. Anyway, you may want to check this thread to learn how to install programs in Linux:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ad.php?t=45094

Unpacking is the easy part, installing however.. well.. thats the actual question.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 02:32 AM   #4
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I read that tutorial, and i should manage to get it to work, but isnt there any linux software which can do this (instead of writing the codes)?
 
Old 02-20-2007, 03:18 AM   #5
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You say that you are using Fedora 2 which is a n rpm based distro. It is better to intsall/uninstall using rpm, however, in fedora there is a CLI app called yum which handles it all for you. I advise upgrading to Fedora 6 as you will find yum 'better' in the latest version. As for installing via tarball, it is generally accepted not to mix rpm and tarballs on same system - so I've been told.
To install via rpm, as root
rpm -ivh <package.rpm>
To install via tarball
tar zxvf <tarball.tgz>
cd into directory
make && make install

usually does it.

James
 
  


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