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Old 06-14-2004, 10:22 AM   #1
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How to install programs in Linux ?

I've downloaded some programs in , but I don't know how to install them.

I was asked to compile a program, how to do it ?
Old 06-14-2004, 10:44 AM   #2
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Tell us a little about your system.

Depending on your distro there are default package managers.

RedHat, YellowDog, and Fedora and some others use RPM.
in this case you would run
rpm -ivh filename.rpm
i=install v=verbose h=use hashes

Slackware uses PkgTool with .tgz files.
in this case you would run
installpkg filename.tgz
If you just want to compile from source you will want to first untar the file into a directory. Change to that directory and run:
make install
Now I personally keep all those directories so that you can
make uninstall
if you need to uninstall it ever.

Hope this helps


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