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Old 11-08-2003, 10:50 AM   #1
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What to download and how to install it?


I have just 3 days ago joined the penguin fleet with Libranet.
Damn nice it is to be free from the dictates of General Gates.

So, to my question:

As an - until now - exclusive windows/mac os USER, the whole bash thing and all is very new and different, but very nice and liberating. I just find it very hard to come by any online documents or manuals that goes in depth with what to download (extensions, sip's what?) and how to install it using the console.

Of course this must be a very simple task, since everybody seems to take it for granted that everybody master these basic procedures.

Any guidance, please?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 11:00 AM   #2
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what do you want to do? do you have X working i assume so, though you talk only about bash, so again, what do you want to do, there are a plethora of options and different projects available, try www.freshmeat.net for your software needs i like mozilla browser the best gkrellm2 is a handy and wonderful little application for keeping tabs on your system while having a massive number of useful plugins mplayer is a good app for video, gaim is my favorite chat program, the gimp is good for playing around with images, openoffice is a good MS office replacement, and xmms is a nice simplistic music player
 
Old 11-08-2003, 11:01 AM   #3
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hrhr www.google.com give it a try but welcome to linux
 
Old 11-08-2003, 11:06 AM   #4
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Want to read about how to use Linux. This is the place.

http://tldp.org/

Then come here if you still need help.

Later

 
Old 11-16-2003, 03:47 PM   #5
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Hi.

I am new to all this, and i am having trouble locating the rpm once it has been installed .
i have done the locate command and also the whereis command but none of the files found seem to execute the installed program .
will somone please tell us the command to run an installed program so an icon can then be placd on the desktop for further use .
i have nmap and yahoo messenger both installed SOMEWHERE on the computer
Thanks
 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:05 PM   #6
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type updatedb as root, then search again
 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:13 PM   #7
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Different distributions, different tools.

If you install a distro's package, that distro's package management tool should find stuff for you. For example:

# See rpms installed on current system
rpmquery --all | less
rpmquery --all > <filename>
rpmquery --all | grep -i <plaintext>

# Guides to software management
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation
 
  


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