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Old 07-24-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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how to install applications....plz help

as i have told u all erlier that i m a new user of linux....i installed REDHAT LINUX 9 ......
I would realy like to know...the procedure to install applications......
i found two kind of applications............ "RPM" and "tar.gz"

i will be very thankfull ...if n e 1 can give me the procedure to install both kind of applications......
1 more thing i double clicked the package called "WINAMP.rpm" executed but i dont know if it has been installed or not...if it did then how can i open "WINAMP"
plz help............

ppl as u all were very helpfull to me previously...i m very thankfull........that the members of this forum are so nice.......
Old 07-24-2005, 01:19 PM   #2
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.rpm - RedHat Package manager - does the install automaticly.

.tar.gz - kind of like a .zip probably contains source code for you to compile it yourself but may contain a compiled app that you have to install manualy.

rpm -i app.rpm

will install app.rpm

Winamp is a windows app so I don't know what that file was if you want something like winamp in linux try XMMS it can even use winamp skins.
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I'm going to give some short commands to do this. If you have any questions, a simple Google seach or a `man rpm` will help you.

Compiling prgorams (e.g. tgz):
tar zxf application-name.tgz
cd application-name
./configure any-options 
make install
Can be installed by double clicking them in RedHat, or using:
rpm -ivh program-name.rp
If you have any questions for RPM, do a
man rpm
If you have any problems compiling a program, just read their Readme file.

By the way, the command to run the program you installed (winamp.rpm) is probably xmms.


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