LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-02-2004, 04:16 AM   #1
thejester
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: Yellow Dog 3.0.1
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
trouble understanding how to unpack and install downloaded software


I am brand new to Linux, having just got going with Yellow Dog 3.0.1 (as I use a PowerPC machine). I have downoaded File-roller, Firefox and several, other install packages.

I seem to manage to extract them but still can figure out how to actually get them to install so they are operational programs. As I am so new to Linux, I still really stuck using the GUI as my means of navigating or instructing the computer. I don even know how to log in as root! Can anyone talk me thorough installing software in simple plain english steps, that assume absolutely no prior knowledge? Your help would be much appreciated!
 
Old 08-02-2004, 05:22 AM   #2
heema
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Egypt
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,528

Rep: Reputation: 47
just untar the package , u could use ark or in the konsole type :
cd <the folder that contains the package>
tar -xvzf packagesname

then for installing it type :
./configure
make
su
<your password>
make install

also its better to read the readme file and the install file that comes in the tar file
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cant install software or plugins that i have downloaded joeskat Mandriva 3 03-22-2005 10:05 PM
where to unpack plugins or install software reji vl Linux - Software 1 03-03-2004 07:36 AM
Install downloaded software, how ? newtbfr Linux - Software 2 08-11-2003 02:13 AM
Newbie Questions How to install downloaded software?? funkenbooty Linux - Newbie 5 07-24-2003 10:58 AM
I can't install downloaded software! Adrienne_G Linux - Software 6 03-23-2002 02:30 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration