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Old 09-01-2007, 12:27 PM   #1
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install 3rd party softwares


is there exist any common way to install 3rd party softwares

eg. i have downloaded juploader how to find executable? and how to use make and ./ commands
 
Old 09-01-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
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what is a "third party" software? relative to a distribution, just about all the software is surely third party as it's written by thousands of people unrelated to the distro it's packaged within. if you mean just compiled software, you can improve your lot using checkinstall, but if you don't like compiling software, chances are you can get it in the format of your choice, deb, rpm etc... if you look a little further.

as for your example, just try running it from a command line, you very very seldom need to care where it actually is.
 
Old 09-01-2007, 02:19 PM   #3
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What he means is software to play mp3 files and such. We need more information about your distribution you are using before we can give you some anwsers.

./ is commonly used to execute a file that is in the same directory as you're currently in. Say you are in /home/test and you want to execute file 'testfile' then you would type ./testfile

How to use make depends on the software you are using, mostly you will be using this three commands in this order to install software.

Code:
./configure
make
make install
Make sure you're running make install as root. You can also use sudo on it if you're not yet root:

Code:
sudo make install
 
Old 09-01-2007, 02:26 PM   #4
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why should you need to compile anything to play mp3's? if that's the real question, then as above, you should find something packaged for your distro elsewhere.
 
Old 09-01-2007, 02:28 PM   #5
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I don't say that. You should read my comment better. I said we need some more info for that. He also asked how to use make and ./
 
Old 09-02-2007, 04:53 AM   #6
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thanks

that guideline helped me a lot
 
Old 09-02-2007, 04:59 AM   #7
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thanx

thanx a lot!
 
Old 09-02-2007, 06:10 AM   #8
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>tar zxvf package.tar.gz or
>tar jxvf package.tar.bz2

>cd package
>./configure
>make
>make install

If you want to find the executable do,

>updatedb

wait for a few minutes, and

>locate packagename

For instance, if you install:

bwmon from

bwmon-1.24.tar.gz

You would do

locate bwmon

To find the executable
 
  


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