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Old 03-30-2004, 12:26 AM   #1
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Question how do i install anything from the cd on linux?



how do i install anything from the cd on linux? it isn't an rpm package?
are there different commands to install different things on linux if they are not rpm packages. sometimes when i wanted to install sth on linux that wasn't in rpm format,i got a set of commands with every such package. is there no standard procedure?
plz answer this query of mine.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 12:50 AM   #2
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what format is the package you are trying to install, and what distribution are you using?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 12:58 AM   #3
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Search the forums, there are a pile of threads on this topic.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 02:55 AM   #4
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i have red hat 7.3 installed. if i want to install some app from the cds i've using for installation purpose on windows,is it possible to use the same cd on linux for installation?
for different kind of packages that r not in rpm format ,is there no standard procedure or r there different set of commands for each?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:02 AM   #5
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If it's a package that contains the source then the procedure is usually : ./configure , make , make install and possibly a few extra ones.
Some apps are precompiled packages that aren't rpms(e.g firefox) so you just run them.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:28 AM   #6
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actually rpm -ivh wont this help u to install da softwares?????
 
Old 03-30-2004, 06:04 AM   #7
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Oh yeah, and if it's not an rpm package there is always an INSTALL or Readme file in it.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 06:16 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by student_linux
if i want to install some app from the cds i've using for installation purpose on windows,is it possible to use the same cd on linux for installation?
If you are asking how to install a windows program in Linux, then the simple answer is: No, it isn't possible. The truth is that it may be possible, depending on the program, but you'll probably need to install an emulator such as Wine (yes, I know Wine Is Not an Emulator).

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
  


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