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Old 03-07-2004, 02:05 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 1 and BlackBox


I run RedHat Fedora Core 1
"blackboxwm.sourceforge.net"

Do I have to to find the RPM version of Blackbox or can i use this one ?
"prdownloads.sf.net/blackboxwm/blackbox-0.65.0.tar.gz"

??
 
Old 03-07-2004, 02:18 PM   #2
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get that, unpack it, run ./configure and make, that will work unless your unlucky and have to do something more complicated .. be sure to check out README and any .txt files that have to do with installations and whatnot
 
Old 03-07-2004, 02:51 PM   #3
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uhhh thx for your answer.

Im really n00b in Linux :/ but can i harm the system if anything goes wrong. Do you have the time to write down step by step what to write ?

ICQ ? 191877201
 
Old 03-07-2004, 03:17 PM   #4
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no ICQ here, but ill give it a shot, the best advice i can give is to RTFM .. (read the <deleted explative> manual) .. its a course piece of advice but that acronym is older than i am

that, for me, is the joy of linux, the learning experience. reading TFM is an endless task, and just about anywhere is a good place to start, being an open source project, linux is a cluster <deleted explative> so dont expect to find a beginners end, just start reading something that pertains to what your doing and if you dont undertstand something about what you read, look it up somewhere

fishing lesson aside-
"cd /(dir w/ blackbox-0.65.0.tar.gz)" this is probably /home/user or maybe /root depending on whether or not you use root access when you d/l files, i suggest not doing that
"gzip -d blackbox-0.65.0.tar.gz" there are two programs compressing this file, gzip -d drops the .gz extension
"tar -xf blackbox-0.65.0.tar" the -xf opens directorys within the archive and creates them in your hd, after you do this, 9 times out of 10 there will be a directory .. probably "blackbox-0.65.0" in this case
"cd blackbox-0.65.0"
"ls" look for scripts like "configure" or "install" .. see if there is a Makefile .. there will be a README .. and you should read it too, im thinking you have source code but i cant be 100% sure, its possible that this is it will either tell you how to compile blackbox or it will show you what to read so that you can learn how to install your blackbox

i know my advice is not very well organized, im hung over ..
as a linux newbie, README is your best friend,
although ill help if i notice that someones asking a question that i can answer
 
Old 03-07-2004, 04:10 PM   #5
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okay thx for the advirtise. Its hard to learn Linux, but youre tight - you have to read a lot.

If i cant get i work do you think i can use this one instead ?
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html
 
  


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