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Old 11-25-2002, 08:56 PM   #1
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Question ok ok...


So I am extremely new to linux... I started running it because my video card is messed up in windows. This may be an extremely dumb question, but here goes: I downloaded the lj client for linux and installed it. It installed perfectly as far as I know. The problem is now that I installed, where is it? How do I run the program?? I am unfamiliar with the file system and this is the first thing I have installed by myself... please help!

Thanks..

-Jess
 
Old 11-25-2002, 09:37 PM   #2
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Re: ok ok...

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Originally posted by siilence
So I am extremely new to linux... I started running it because my video card is messed up in windows. This may be an extremely dumb question, but here goes: I downloaded the lj client for linux and installed it. It installed perfectly as far as I know. The problem is now that I installed, where is it? How do I run the program?? I am unfamiliar with the file system and this is the first thing I have installed by myself... please help!

Thanks..

-Jess
I don't know what the lj client for linux is, or what format you downloaded (tar.gz, .bz2, .rpm), so I can't tell you which program to run per se.

What I can tell you is that you should be able to look into the file that you downloaded to see where the bin file (executable) ended up at.

Otherwise, please post which linux distro that you are running (i.e. Redhat, SuSE, Mandrake, etc) and what was the actual name of the program that you installed (i.e. lj-0.0.01-i386.rpm).


John
 
Old 11-25-2002, 10:03 PM   #3
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How about a link to where you downloaded it from?
 
Old 11-26-2002, 01:52 AM   #4
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I am running mandrake and I downloaded this:

kluje-0.7-1.src.rpm from this website:

http://kluje.sourceforge.net/

sorry I was unclear before...
 
Old 11-26-2002, 04:02 AM   #5
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can you use a useful thread title in future "ok ok" is of absolutely no use whatsoever...
 
Old 11-26-2002, 01:05 PM   #6
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Search for the file, with "find files" in your window manager.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 03:57 PM   #7
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You've downloaded a source (src) rpm, before you can use the program you'll have to build a binary, or download the i386 rpm which will contain a precompiled binary that should work on your system.
 
Old 11-28-2002, 03:03 AM   #8
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Quote:
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I am running mandrake and I downloaded this:

kluje-0.7-1.src.rpm from this website:

http://kluje.sourceforge.net/

sorry I was unclear before...

As Aussie mentioned, it's a source RPM file. This means a couple of things,

1) You will have to compile (build) the program before you can use it. (./configure, make && make install might work).

2) Before you "build" it, you will have to unpack it. And to do that you will need to either use Mandrake's RPM tool, or open a terminal (and "su" to root) and use the rpm command to open it.

"rpm -i kluje-0.7-1.src.rpm" ought to do the trick.

Once you unpack the rpm, the files will get installed (somewhere) on your system. For source files, they should end up in "/usr/src/RPM/SOURCES/". I'm not sure on this as I run SuSE.

Then you would have to build the sources go get the program that you want.


You would probably be better off downloading the pre-compiled binary file if it is available. Otherwise, use the file that you've got and build the sucker.


John
 
  


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