Installing Software from source.. bin. tar. Vm Consoles, TCL???
I was wondering whether one of you Linux pro's out there could lend us a tip or two inregards to some basic Linux installations.
Ive reacently got myself RedHat Linux 9 (Shrike), and runs nice. I am having difficult in installing software. Ive downloaded 'AMSN' and all i see is lots of unexecutable files. Now im from a MS Windows and MS Windows only background, so compiling files from source seems rather different from the norm.
Getting back to the 'AMSN', i messed around, and it said something about tcl ?... for starters what is it, and second of all, what do i do with it? and how do i rectify the 'tcl' problem..
Ive also downloaded 'LimeWire'. Again having problems with it, as it now comes up with crap saying "VM console environment must be installed'.. now i downloaded the 14MB file from JAVA website, but now ive got this far i can't seem to get anything working from here.
To top it off, ive dug up a few 'APC Magazine' and looked at the 'toolkit' sowfatre on the cd. It contains 'Linux' programs. I've now looked at this and tried to fiddle, but nothing works. I instaled WIRE. some emulator that runs windows programs under LINUX. I followed the 'README' text document and done what it asked me to do. But then nothing comes up! afterwards... All i see when i open the files are source code!
So as you can see, im having a bit of a hickup with the linux machine, but im finding it interesting in essence. So if anyone could give us a hand to help me with the obvious ' Installation Problem' that would be mostly appreciated.
thanking you all in advance..