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Old 01-31-2005, 01:30 AM   #1
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How to install a Program with ubuntu....Nuwbie!!

I have just installed Ubuntu to my computer and love it. I am only a few hours into my Linux conversion. I am trying to install a program and have NO idea how to do it. I have spent several hours online trying to find answers. I have found some but they are over my head for right now. The program I am trying to install in MythTV. If you guys could help teach a newbie some Linux tricks, I would really apreciate it.


Old 01-31-2005, 01:41 AM   #2
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first of all, are you trying to install binaries or from source?

if binaries: I don't know Ubuntu (except that it's debian-based); you might try (as root) 'apt-get install <package-name>', but I don't promise anything.

if source:
cd <where-the-source-is>
<optionally test-run the program>
make install

also note that there are forums for distro-specific questions, you might wanna have a look at them.

Old 01-31-2005, 02:36 AM   #3
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first open synaptic then in tools -> repositories check all of the repositories then click ok then Reload

synaptic is a package manager which connect to alot of repositories (packages sites) and download the software then install it for u

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Old 01-31-2005, 03:21 AM   #4
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What heema said. Start off with an updated Synaptic first. That's always the easiest way. I promise you, you will get better at installation. I've done a few in the past three weeks and it gets easier. The apt-get way, the compiling... it gets easier.


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