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Old 08-03-2003, 03:14 PM   #1
saturnman
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problem installing programs in mandrake


I am really new to linux mandrake.I have downloaded the jr2 java file for linux and have no idea how to install it.I know i have to type some kind of command for it to install.This is a .bin file.I need this to be explained in an easy to follow way from start to finish as i really am a linux dummy.I am really frustrated with linux because things dont just install on there own like in windows.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 03:26 PM   #2
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Read the install instructions on the Java site.

Mandrake is an .rpm package-based distro, so usually you can use RpmDrake/urpmi or maybe Kpackage to install the .rpm once you've found a Mandrake one and downloaded it.

.bin files, and .tar.gz source files are a little different, and may require you to install Development tools or other helper apps. Often all this is reported in any errors if you try to install via the command line/a terminal/console, instead of simply clicking on the downloaded file.

But as I say, normally Mandrake .rpm packages are installed even easier than Windows ones, and with a simple click.

Last edited by Proud; 08-03-2003 at 03:28 PM.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 08:43 PM   #3
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Thanks proud.this was available in a .bin file or an rpm.since you say an rpm is easier i think i will download it and see what happens.thanks.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 02:38 PM   #4
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Here's the official install instructions, centred on the .rpm related info.
 
  


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