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Old 07-21-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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OK i am totaly new to linux iv played with it alot and all but i havnt goten nowere..... i have abosolutly no idea how to install anything i just dont get it is there anyone that can tell me how to install stuff iv tried to look onn the internet about it but i just end up gettin confused and give up.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 03:51 PM   #2
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you don't say what distribution you are using so it is pretty difficult to give explicit answers for your setup but a good place to start is jeremy's "Compiling Programs from Source" howto:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=15
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:26 PM   #3
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oh im sorry im useing redhat 9
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:33 PM   #4
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If you want to install an rpm:
rpm -ivh /path/to/some_package.rpm

To uninstall:
rpm -e some_package
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:51 PM   #5
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k i get the rpm thing now but waht about thoses binary and source things evryone talks about i found one and i have no clue how to use it
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:01 PM   #6
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I already gave you the url for jeremy's howto in my first post.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=15
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:03 PM   #7
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you have to untar it, and the usual steps you take to install them are:
./configure
make
then switch to root and type:
make install

oh and to untar a tar.gz file you would do this:
tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz
and for bzip files you will type this:
tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:03 PM   #8
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i'm a little too late
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:46 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by DrOzz

then switch to root and type:
make install
how do i change to root do i have to restart then login as root?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 05:50 PM   #10
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no all you do is type:
su -
then it will prompt you for the root password and you will then type it
and then issue command make install.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 06:23 PM   #11
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still no luck jsut gives me errors it sias like checking and sutff with liek 30 diffrent programs i gess there teh compilers to compile it or somthing but it saids compiler canot make exacutables all of the things it checked said no
 
Old 07-21-2003, 10:56 PM   #12
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well the best thing you can do is copy the output of the error message and post it here....and then we'll see what it is getting hung up on and then point you in the right direction to get around this obstacle.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 01:04 AM   #13
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k ill do that but right now i gota get some sleep
 
Old 07-23-2003, 09:23 AM   #14
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Sorry to be posting in here, but I believe my question is quite pertinent to this subject.

Loged as root, or any other user, when I type "./configure" or "make" it says : "Permission denied".

Sorry again , and thanks.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 12:28 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by Loyd Christmas
Sorry to be posting in here, but I believe my question is quite pertinent to this subject.

Loged as root, or any other user, when I type "./configure" or "make" it says : "Permission denied".

Sorry again , and thanks.
I don't think it is similar at all. I don't know what you are trying to install but it sounds like the permissions on the files a wrong.

As root:
chown root configure
chmod 700 configure
 
  


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