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I know very little about Linux. I installed Red Hat 9.0 today and have it up and running on my network. The problem is that I do not understand how to install anything at all. I downloaded Limewire for file-sharing and it came down as a .bin file for Linux and when I click on it, it just opens the file to be read...driving me crazy... I know that I am being generally ignorant, but it is just that I don't really understand this OS yet and really want to learn.
Is there any documentation out there that assumes you are a total idiot and know nothing but can catch on if given instructions?
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
To install LimeWire:
1. Download and install Java (As limeWire is a Java App). You can get this from www.sun.com. I think you it is also a .bin file, simply type "sh JavaFileName.bin" at the command line (as root)
You then need to add the command to java to your path. To do this, open up your .bashrc file, and add the following lines to it:
set path = ($PATH /JavaInstallDirectory/bin)
(JavaInstallDirectory should be /usr/local/java/j2sdk1.4/)
There should be instructions on the sun site.
2. Now you can run "sh Limewire.bin" to install LimeWire
NB - most programs for RH9 come as .rpm files - simply type "rpm -ivh program.rpm" at the command line to install these. You will probably need to download other rpms as "dependencies" are a problem with rpms
don't install limewire. it's horrible to install, and is very often the first thing newbies get stuck on, as they know it from Windows. use a NATIVE client, and you'll do so much better. http://gtk-gnutella.sf.net