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Old 01-06-2006, 08:18 AM   #1
secret_force
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limewire problem installing


I'm new to linux and I wanted to install limewire so i downloaded the .zip file from the site. When I open this I see a dozen files but which one is the one for installing. And how do I do this.
Is this again via the terminal or is there a more userfriendly to way to install
 
Old 01-06-2006, 09:07 AM   #2
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i'm a total n00b but i know linux isn't down with .zip files, if u check out the site, its not a .zip its an .rpm, and with those, u can just open up the .rpm and it will install itself with no hassel.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 09:20 AM   #3
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If you are using and rpm based distro, there is a LimeWire rpm available from the limewire website. If you are using anything else, do
Code:
$sh runLime.sh
 
Old 01-06-2006, 09:42 AM   #4
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reddazz,

sorry for my ignorance, but what does that do and when should I do it?

Myself being a noob I am trying to absord as much as I can and just looking for clarification.

Cheers
 
Old 01-06-2006, 10:13 AM   #5
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I;m using Kubuntu and i've heard somewhere that .rpm doesn't work with kubuntu or any debian distro
 
Old 01-06-2006, 11:04 AM   #6
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I;m using Kubuntu and i've heard somewhere that .rpm doesn't work with kubuntu or any debian distro
That makes it easier. open a konsole ant type:

apt-get install limewire

and you're good.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 07:51 PM   #7
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reddazz,

sorry for my ignorance, but what does that do and when should I do it?

Myself being a noob I am trying to absord as much as I can and just looking for clarification.

Cheers
You do that from the LimeWire directory that you extracted from the zip file. runLime.sh is a shell script and the "sh" command runs it to start limewire.
 
Old 01-12-2006, 07:03 AM   #8
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hi, running ubuntu, from .rpm files you can create .deb files by using alien blahblah.rpm and then install it by doing dpkg -i blahblah.deb

or

alien -i (for install) blahblah.rpm

should help
 
Old 01-12-2006, 07:48 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BinJajer
That makes it easier. open a konsole and type:

apt-get install limewire
Note that you have to be root (superuser) to do this - after opening the console, type 'su <Enter>', then your root password when it asks you. Otherwise, you'll get errors about permission denied opening the lock file (something to remember if/when you forget to become root!).
 
Old 01-12-2006, 08:25 AM   #10
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Just to correct the post above:

In Ubuntu or Kubuntu, the ROOT account is disabled by default, so you have to use sudo. At a terminal, type:
Code:
sudo apt-get install limewire
It will then prompt you for your user password.

Or, you can goto the ADMINISTRATION menu, and choose "Synaptic Package Manager". That is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for apt. You can search for limewire, and right click on it when you find it and choose "Makr for Installation".

Beware though - limewire probably isn't in the default repo's and you might have to add more repositories (search "ubuntu repositories" in google.)
 
Old 01-12-2006, 10:45 AM   #11
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Thanks morrolan, I didn't know (K)Ubuntu disabled root access by default... might explain why my Ubuntu-newbie friend had more problems following my advice than I thought likely! Always good to know about other distros.
 
  


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