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Old 12-23-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
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Installing software


I'm very new to Linux and I've come to realise that installing software on Linux is not quite as easy as Windows Does anyone have a link that explains the various ways of installing and uninstalling software?
 
Old 12-23-2004, 01:40 PM   #2
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It helps if you say which distribution you have. Different distribution use different methods so you don't need to know them all
 
Old 12-23-2004, 01:40 PM   #3
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A random link from Google:
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/4161/1/

As a debian user, I have to say installing software was never this easy on win platform.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 01:45 PM   #4
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Keywords: package management

A random link from Google:
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/4161/1/

As a debian user, I have to say installing software was never this easy on win platform.
I'm that new I didn't realise they were called packages.

I'm running Mandrake 10.1 and KDE 3.2.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 09:11 AM   #5
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I've got hold of a 250+ page manual which should help me get into Linux! In the meantime, I've downloaded edonkey. Both the command line and GUI add-on. They are RPM packages, so double clicked on the files in my tmp directory. The first appears to have installed but the latter had an error:

Some package requested cannot be installed:
ed2k-gtk-gui-0.6.3-2.i386 (due to unsatisfied libexpat.so.1)
do you agree ?

Now I know Windows can be a bit obtuse, but what does this mean?
 
Old 12-24-2004, 01:14 PM   #6
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urpmi

I believe Mandrake uses urpmi as its default package manager. Yum or apt can be installed as alternatives.
 
  


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