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Old 09-03-2002, 03:28 AM   #1
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Installing Limewire and Gnutella


I am an absolute newbie...please bear with me...
(I am using red hat 7.3)

I downloaded the instalation packages of limewire and gnutella...the problem is that i don't know how to install them.

The limewire setup is in my home directory with the name LimewireLinux.bin

and the gnutela setup looks like this <gtk-gnutella-0.90.tar.gz>

Please tell me how to install these two.
Thank you
james
 
Old 09-03-2002, 03:45 AM   #2
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delete limewire it's rubbish.

and search this site for tar.gz installation instructions. or get the rpm from rpmfind.net
 
Old 09-03-2002, 08:36 AM   #3
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Acid's right. The install instructions for Limewire are on here a few different times, I have found one of them for you:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...light=LimeWire

Read that, follow it, follow the links provided in it, and you should be able to get it set up relatively easily.

That said, again, Acid's right. Delete Limey. The pain you go through setting it up isn't worth it in the end. Gtk-gnutella is just as good.

To install that program (yes a search would have revealed the answer, and in the future please use that excellent feature):
(All in the command line)
tar xvzf filename.tar.gz
cd filename.tar.gz
./configure
make
make install
gtk-gnutella

Each of those steps should complete without errors, and you should do this as root.

Cool
 
Old 09-03-2002, 09:51 AM   #4
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thanks a lot for the info acid and master...and in future i'll first do a search before i post a question.
James
 
Old 09-03-2002, 09:58 AM   #5
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No problem, glad I/we could help. And glad you are willing to use the search feature, it's probably going to be better than a google.com/linux search a lot of the time

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Old 09-03-2002, 10:09 AM   #6
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master i tried to do just as you had said..but it returned a message....
no such file or directory.....but it is in my home folder.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 11:26 AM   #7
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"cd filename.tar.gz" i'm sure we can spot the obiovus mistake here.

jim, what returned a message? there's like 7 different command there..!!! try reading the first link in my siganture, it's a superb guide to asking useful questions.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 12:16 PM   #8
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he he he, yep.

cd filename

Would probably return a much better response Nice catch Acid.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 09:54 PM   #9
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master & acid,
i got stuck at your first step itself

i logged in as root , and typed this

tar xvzf gtk-gnutella-0.90.tar.gz

and this is the error message that i got

tar (child) : tar xvzf gtk-gnutella-0.90.tar.gz: Cannot open: no such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar child returned status 2
tar Error exit delayed from previous errors


as i told you i am an absolute beginner. I don't even know the basics. Please help me.

James
 
Old 09-04-2002, 05:09 AM   #10
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ok, so you downloaded the file to a different directory.. where did youput it? cd to that directory and start from there. maybe buying a linux book would be good? try.... http://thirtythreeandathird.net/redh...eashed.tar.bz2
 
Old 09-04-2002, 11:55 AM   #11
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you are right acid..i should begin from a book..i have downloaded the book and i'm beginning to read it.......
thank you once again acid and master

James
 
  


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