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Old 03-09-2004, 10:48 PM   #1
Linvilidiot
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General How-to Install Questions


Guys,
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?


Any help would be appreciated.

:-)

Thanks,
Aaron
 
Old 03-09-2004, 10:54 PM   #2
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I'd recommend RUTE - it gives a good explanation of pretty much everything Linux.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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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:
Code:
set path = ($PATH /JavaInstallDirectory/bin)
setenv CLASSPATH="/JavaInstallDirectory/lib:."
(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

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 03-10-2004, 07:46 AM   #4
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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
 
Old 03-10-2004, 08:10 AM   #5
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hey man dont knock limewire i use it all the time. things actually download instead of getting a bunch of more sources needed messages and they go a lot faster.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 08:27 AM   #6
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doesn't mean it's not the cause of so many newb headaches from being java based.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 12:57 PM   #7
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see thats why you should go with slackware because it comes with java and you dont have to mess with it. just install LimeWire and go
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:53 PM   #8
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Got Java in,

Ok, i got java installed. What is the bash.src file, and where do I find it, and how do I open it?


Thanks, sorry for the stupid questions.

Aaron
 
Old 03-10-2004, 10:26 PM   #9
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do you mean .bashrc file? It is a config file, it is in your home dir, and it is a hidden file (.files are always hidden). You should be able to see it either a FM or in console with ls-a command
 
Old 03-10-2004, 11:38 PM   #10
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Note that Big Al means ls -a, not ls-a. If you don't have a space before the -a, bash interprets ls-a as one command, instead of the ls command with -a as an argument.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 12:12 AM   #11
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I knew that I was jsut testing you all in reading typonese.
 
  


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