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swamprat 09-27-2005 10:10 PM

Program Installation Question.
 
Hello,

I'm using Suse 9.2.

I loaded down AdbeRdr70_linux_enu.tar.gz to a local directory. This is Adobe Reader 7.0 and I would like to install it but I don't know how to untar this thing or how to run it after it is untared.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

reddazz 09-27-2005 10:35 PM

If using Suse, why don't you install the rpm?

b0nd 09-27-2005 11:06 PM

hello,
you can use rpm
or you can use sources ( tar )
.......
but being on SuSE its better to use YaST
install it on your system..then install other softwares using it.
it will handle most of the dependencies.

and regarding installation from source check out this

regards

aysiu 09-27-2005 11:08 PM

Doesn't SuSE use YaST to install programs?

Slith(++1) 09-28-2005 04:38 AM

You could compile it yourself. Although you would need a compiler (you might already have one) usally enter these commands:

In the command line, cd to the directory

./configure
make
make install

reddazz 09-28-2005 05:26 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by aysiu
Doesn't SuSE use YaST to install programs?
You can also install manually by compiling from Source or using the rpm command. Suses software installer is just a frontend to rpm with some enhancements.

swamprat 09-28-2005 12:40 PM

Thanks all,

I'm really new to Suse or any Linux so using Yast whatever is also a new adventure.

I really would like to know how to do these things using the shell as I want to become familiar with the commands.

Thanks.

b0nd 09-28-2005 12:48 PM

google is everyone's friend buddy.

first of all download whatever u require for YaST.
then read "how to" for yast on net

start googling...

regards

reddazz 09-28-2005 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by swamprat
Thanks all,

I'm really new to Suse or any Linux so using Yast whatever is also a new adventure.

I really would like to know how to do these things using the shell as I want to become familiar with the commands.

Thanks.

linuxcommand.org

Timothy Winchester 09-29-2005 05:26 PM

A bad Experience with Acrobat Reader as Well
 
Hi,
I am running Fedira Core 4 plus Updates (.1) and a kernel 2.6.12.1389.
I wish I could locate the rpms for this application because I have had a bad experience with installing too. I will go over the steps I undertook:

1) I placed it in a local directory under my User's Desktop. That seems a conveniant place to install applications unless there are specific build instructions.
2) I ran gzip -dv AdbeRdr70_linux_enu.tar.gz; where -d is decompress and -v is verbose to get AdbeRdr70_linux-enu.tar.
3) Next I ran the tar application as follow: tar -xvf AdbeRdr70_linux_enu.tar; where -x is extract I belief, -v is verbose, and -f I think is file or filesystem. That unpacked the tarball and set directories.
4) As I remember; however, the next "typical" steps are not evident seemingly. I think I could not './configure' so as to make a 'make' file. Without the 'make' file I was not able to build the applications. And without the 'build' I could not 'make install'. Those are the usual generic steps. I do not recall the INSTALL.txt file listing another method of installation, but I will have to check it out again.
5.) All that was 'made' after i ran './configure', if was given the opportunity, was an install srcipt. I tried to run the install script by using './install' but nothing happened.

I am afriad that I am not much help actually, but I will follow this thread to see if it gets resolved. Apparently I need to refamiliarize myself with what actually happened. All I know for certain was that it did not perform as it should have. Perhaps you will have better luck.

Keep me informed

Tim

tkedwards 09-30-2005 01:49 AM

Quote:

4) As I remember; however, the next "typical" steps are not evident seemingly. I think I could not './configure' so as to make a 'make' file. Without the 'make' file I was not able to build the applications. And without the 'build' I could not 'make install'. Those are the usual generic steps. I do not recall the INSTALL.txt file listing another method of installation, but I will have to check it out again.
5.) All that was 'made' after i ran './configure', if was given the opportunity, was an install srcipt. I tried to run the install script by using './install' but nothing happened.
The './configure && make && make install' steps are to compile something from source, and to compile something you need the source code. Adobe products are not open source so they only distribute pre-compiled software, just like they do on Windows. So for that Acrobat Reader thing you'd simply do:
Code:

tar -zxvf AdbeRdr70_linux_enu.tar.gz
cd AdbeRdr70_linux_enu

Now just run the install script
Code:

./install
or whatever's in there - follow Adobe's instructions.

To the OP you'd be better off just installing this through YAST as was originally suggested. This is not an open source program so trying to install it this way will not teach you how to build stuff from source, which is what you often have to do when you can't find what you want on YAST.

swamprat 09-30-2005 11:39 AM

Tim.

First I went to "Download.Com" and found a download for Acrobat Reader 7.0 for Linux. This I loaded down to my Documents directory.

I followed the instructions provide list member 'ruudra' where he pointed out a link to instructions for untaring, unpacking unziping...what ever, and I followed those instructions which broke out individual componets into a Acrobat directory.

I haven't tried to execute the INSTALL member yet...I'll do it his weekend and see what happens but I don't see where a comple/assemble is needed.

Best regards,
Howard.

reddazz 09-30-2005 12:59 PM

If you are using an rpm based distro save yourself time and effort by downloading the rpm from the Adobe website.

Timothy Winchester 09-30-2005 01:51 PM

'./install'
 
Thanks all for the advice. At the end of making the aforementioned post I realized that I needed to re-familiarize myself with what really occurrs when I unpack the tarball and am left with just the 'install' file. In other words I had a certian 'sinking' feeling, especially given that I am new to Linux and Adobe Reader is one of the first applications I attempted to install. So. Last night I attempted to install Adobe Reader's tarball again. I ended up with the same results. However, something about me was different this time--experience beit minute; because I knew intiutively what to do with the 'install' script. I ran './install' and Adobe Reader began to install.

But here I have to bring in a very new variable to the situation that I do not know what to do with it. Namely I got through the installation of Adobe Reader up until I had to enter "accept." Then, as has been occuring wildly and frequently: An error appeared. This error appears when I boot the system such that the boot only lists one line of its install sequence and then posts an error, then it completes another task, and another (same) error is displayed . . . and so on so on. . . The error reads:

ERROR: Id.so: object '/lib/libsafe.so.2' from '/etc/id.so.preload cannot preload: ignored:

That error stopped Adobe Reader from installing. It is interferring broadly across the system. I fear that I might be on a sinken ship. I hope that my OS is not crashing. Does anyone have any idea about how to fix this error? If the error is fixed, I am now confindent that I could install Adobe Reader.

Also thanks for clearing up when one uses the complie/assemble routinue. It makes a lot of sense that Adobe word not require one to build its program. I will keep that bit of knowledge in mind.

As well, I think I downloaded the tarball for Abobe Reader from Abobe. But its been a while and I am not certian. It is certainly a lot easier for me to install rpms than tarballs so far. I will check out Abobe web site again.

Again I truly appeciate the responses. I need to make some more responses myself to make this whole system work.

With regard,

Tim

:Pengy:

AwesomeMachine 09-30-2005 05:13 PM

Adobe reader is malware


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