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Old 08-27-2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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Downloading Programs


I still do not understand how to download and install programs; I am sure that it has been asked many times so if you do not want to recreate the wheel you can tell me a good reference please do so (or if it is simple just reply).

Also, I am booting off of an USB drive; when I go to my Google task bar is there a way to delete the past history? Also, since everything is run in RAM, if you open a lot of links or windows without closing the others can you make the system run slowly?

Thanks,
 
Old 08-27-2008, 03:30 PM   #2
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We need to know your Linux distribution to give you 'good' advice.

There are a few ways that packages are delivered/installed:

-rpm (.rpm) ex. SUSE, RED HAT
-tar ball (.tar, .tgz) ex. All Linux distros
-deb (.deb) Debian based

Depending on what your distribution is will tell you which one(s) to use.
 
Old 08-27-2008, 05:19 PM   #3
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puppy linux uses petget this should explain the basics

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Old 08-27-2008, 05:22 PM   #4
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theres also an interesting overview of puppy linux here on page 27
 
Old 03-15-2011, 09:40 PM   #5
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Question unrpm doesn't work

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We need to know your Linux distribution to give you 'good' advice.

There are a few ways that packages are delivered/installed:

-rpm (.rpm) ex. SUSE, RED HAT
-tar ball (.tar, .tgz) ex. All Linux distros
-deb (.deb) Debian based

Depending on what your distribution is will tell you which one(s) to use.
I just downloaded Puppy 5.2 and started to download several applications, but can't install them. Error message suggest to instal unrpm.pup. I downloaded unrpm and it is in My-applications folder, but the error message is still the same, suggesting to install unrpm in order to open and install the new programs. I guess if there is an activation requirement for unrpm. Please advice. Thank you.
 
Old 03-16-2011, 03:10 AM   #6
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Guess you tried to install an RPM package. That, however, is one package type that does not go well with Puppy 5.2

Puppy downloads and installs programs in several ways:

1. The install icon on the desktop
2. The quickpet icon on the desktop
3. A wide variety of PET packages that can be found by using http://wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html and a meaningful searchphrase.
4. The occasional DEB package you might come across on the internet. Normally DEBs can be found by using the installer icon. If you try to install a lone deb package, the installer will tell you what dependencies you need.

RPMs are not a good idea for an Ubuntu connected Puppy, as 5.2.

You might want to build your own from here http://bkhome.org/woof/index.html using Red Hat repositories as your base.
 
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