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Old 09-21-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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How to install a software

Hi All,

I am a Newbie to Linux and admire by all its functionalities.Well, i have successfully installed RH8 (Enterprise server) and got the internet connection also.

Now I got some more questions.

1) I download a samba server. But I donít know how to install a samba server.

2) How to install new software on Linux? Is it Possible to install the new software by GUI (just like WINDOWS)?

3) How to Promote a server OS in to Domain? How to add client systems to domain?

Kindly help me on all the issues. I will be more thankful to you if you show me any step by step Links.

Thanks and Regards

Old 09-21-2006, 10:09 PM   #2
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i'm a newbie i'll be watching this thread to learn as well.
Old 09-21-2006, 11:14 PM   #3
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There's a few ways to install software in linux. One is to compile your own programs and other is use the package manager.

To compile program from source you need obviously the program source code and then use the following commands in the extracted sources:
make install
To install Samba you can check the samba website.
Read the How to install document and you should be fine.

For installing software, if your using Red Hat then you use rpm packages and should see the following:
Using RPM

rpm -Uvh packages...
Install/upgrade packages, and let me know what happens
rpm -Uvh --force packages...
Install packages despite any warnings about dependencies or conflicts. Unless you know what you are doing, this tends to do bad things to your install. The warnings are there for a reason!
rpm -qi packagename
Tell me all about packagename, which is already installed.
rpm -qpi packagename-1.0mdk.i586.rpm
Tell me all about the package contained in packagename-1.0mdk.i586.rpm, which doesn't have to be installed.
rpm -q --changelog packagename
Display the changelog for the installed package packagename.
rpm -qa
List ALL packages installed on my system. Tends to produce a lot of output (which you can grep for what you want)
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:21 PM   #4
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If you're using Red Hat you should definately look into yum and the yum extender. Yum is a program that will install software for you and resolve and dependencies their might be. For example...

yum install amarok
This will go out and grab the amarok audio player and resolve any of the dependencies for you.

I hope this helps. Welcome to Linux!! :-)
Old 09-22-2006, 01:48 AM   #5
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for your replies and suggestions. I am very much interested on all those stuffs you suggested and I will very helpful if you suggest me more useful links.

Thanks and Regards

Old 09-22-2006, 02:04 AM   #6
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:27 AM   #7
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Try to convert windows appl

When I surf int I get information if we could use application crossover to play any program like the macromedia and other(may other applic doesn't run well) unfortunately to using it u must buy it (if u have a big pocket, ignore it). For afreeware u can use WINE it's promising but (again..) In some package may failure to run programme (it's just my predict, correct me if I false)


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