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Old 02-29-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
rock.k
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Questions about insatlling application


hi.
I have few questions about installing the applications...
(I have fedora 8 installed on my machine)

1.Every time I update Fedora or install something from repository, it asks me to insert fedora dvd. How can I avoid that?

2.How do u install tar.gz files??

3.I installed real player 10 on my machine...but its failing to start (launch).
 
Old 02-29-2008, 10:46 PM   #2
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1. I'm haven't tried this (as I don't use Fedora) but i think you can create an ISO image of your dvd and point the installer source towards that ISO image.

I honestly am not good with iso images, but there is a utility called acetoneiso2 that really does it well

2. to install .tar.gz files (this one I know) you need to unpack the archrive somewhere and cd into it

basically:

unpack it with whatever

open a terminal and type:

Code:
cd /<path to achrive folder>/
then type:
Code:
./configure && make
this configures the package, and builds it

now switch to root with su - or sudo -i and type:

Code:
make install
this installs everything

now you just need to know the command name of what you just installed
(good luck!) usually it's something close, like Firefox would be firefox
 
Old 02-29-2008, 10:47 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by rabbit2345 View Post
1. I'm haven't tried this (as I don't use Fedora) but i think you can create an ISO image of your dvd and point the installer source towards that ISO image.

I honestly am not good with iso images, but there is a utility called acetoneiso2 that really does it well

2. to install .tar.gz files (this one I know) you need to unpack the archrive somewhere and cd into it

basically:

unpack it with whatever

open a terminal and type:

Code:
cd /<path to achrive folder>/
then type:
Code:
./configure && make
this configures the package, and builds it

now switch to root with su - or sudo -i and type:

Code:
make install
this installs everything

now you just need to know the command name of what you just installed
(good luck!) usually it's something close, like Firefox would be firefox
He wants to install stuff from the internet, I take it
 
  


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