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Old 01-30-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
tagu36
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New!!!


I am new on linux and I have just downloaded a program but after that I wasn't able to install it. The name of program is "amsn-0.96-2.tcl84.x86.package"

Now how Do I install the program? İs there anyone help me??

For now thanks.. I will be waiting for your answers
 
Old 01-30-2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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What distribution (Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSuse, etc) are you using? Typically you download stuff from your distribution's repository. There should be a graphical installer somewhere in your menus that you can browse and find aMSN to install.

Linux typically has all the programs you install in online repositories. Each distro takes care of making sure all the packages on your machine have security updates and stuff. So instead of searching the web for a program and then installing it like in Windows, you just have to look in your one tool to find most any program you could need.

Now having said that, I think *.package files are a special compressed filesystem that you install with Autopackage.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 11:56 AM   #3
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I use suse pro 9.3 if u ask this.
I downloaded program fromm sourceforge.com
 
Old 01-30-2007, 11:59 AM   #4
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Suse 9.3 is actually pretty old. Suse has become OpenSUSE and the latest revision is 10.2, I believe. Not sure if aMSN or autopackage will function on 9.3.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 12:04 PM   #5
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Now I installed the program but How do I execute program I cant find the path
 
Old 01-30-2007, 12:05 PM   #6
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OOK I find it thanks
 
  


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