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Old 09-11-2004, 01:58 AM   #1
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rpm and exe files on Fedora Linux


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Old 09-11-2004, 02:28 AM   #2
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To install an rpm file you must use the rpm command:

rpm -ivh <packag name>

the .exe file is another beast. Most linux binary files will come with the .bin extension. .exe is more of a Microsoft thing. With that said, after you have installed wine you can always TRY it:

wine setup.exe
 
Old 09-11-2004, 08:24 AM   #3
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BTW sh is for executing shell scripts. In windows terms a shell script is similar to a batch file.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 03:25 AM   #4
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so basicly an RPM is a linux version of a exe? what is a TAR? how do you install a TAR?
 
Old 09-14-2004, 04:46 AM   #5
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Originally posted by allforcarrie
so basicly an RPM is a linux version of a exe? what is a TAR? how do you install a TAR?
A tar is more like winzip, do "tar -xvf" if the ending is ".tar", "tar -zxvf" if the ending is ".tar.gz" or ".tgz" and finally do "tar -jxvf" if the ending is ".tar.bunzip2".
Tar's are tarballs, and they containt source codes. For the most part, to install tar files you extract them as shown above and enter the directory. There will most likely be a README file, so please refer to that when installing.
The standard way of installing however, is doing
./configure
make
make install
But again, refer to the README and INSTALL in the directory for detailed information.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 06:28 AM   #6
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allforcarrie,

tar or tape archiver is a method of combining lots of files into a single file but it is not compressed. A tgz file is a compressed tar file. If you download an application as a tar file it is usually the source code which will require compiling and installing for your system.

RPM or Redhat Package Manager is a method of installing a precompiled applications that has been already configured for your distro version.

Furthermore, extensions like .exe are just for convenience in linux. Permissions indicate whether a file is executable or not. Windows binary files ie .exe are not natively executable in linux.

See man pages for more info.

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