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kabrutus 06-13-2005 02:36 PM

Install Apps. i dont were to start?
how do you install apps on linux fudora core 3? i download apps with the extention of .zip and .tar... i dont know were to go from here?

ArenaJAG 06-13-2005 02:39 PM

Lots of options
Check out this older thread first.

satinet 06-13-2005 02:40 PM


zip's and tar's are bunches of files grouped together under one name.

if you man tar you will see how to untar the files. i.e un pack.

if you type tar -xvf you will extract the archieve to the current location.

You should also be able to view the archives with a GUI - e.g gnome

kabrutus 06-13-2005 02:47 PM

after unpacking
what do i do after i unpack these files? i then get .sh and get sh.md5sum?

satinet 06-13-2005 02:56 PM

hmm can a fedora bod help here. I am used to slap-get in ubuntu and slackpkg in slackware.

is there a README file? what files are they exactly? maybe i can help.......

kabrutus 06-13-2005 03:15 PM

no read me. i just cant find any info.:newbie:

slackwarebilly 06-13-2005 10:23 PM

I dunno about using .tgz or whatever in Fedora, but do you know what an RPM is? RPMs are comparable to windows type installers (one click), only problem is, often times you end up having to get tons of other packages, or dependencies just to get the original program to work.

To compile from source, get the "source code" version of a file (most likely .tgz or .bz2). Unzip, untar Ark or whatever (extract) the file to a folder. Open a terminal that is in that folder. If in KDE, right click>actions>open terminal here. If in Gnome, I dunno, but you can find out! Once you are in the directory of the extracted archive, and in the terminal, there should be some sort of comfiguration script. It will most likely be called "configure" . To run it, in the Konsole type "./configure" or "sh configure" . there may be other similar install scripts varying due to the program. try to find a readme or install file on the web page or with the archive. Once configure is done type "make" . this should take awhile. It is compiling or making custom for your system, the program, After make is finished type "make install" . After that type the name of the program or something in the command prompt, it should start the program.

Some programs run directly from a directory. If you see the name of the program in something that looks like the program, try typing it preceded with "./", "sh", or just type the name. Make sure you have a ?C compiler such as GCC. If you'd post back about the specific program and stuff I'm willing to help.

Sorry for the long-windedness, best of wishes, and good luck!

Need more help?

slackwarebilly ><> :)

kabrutus 06-16-2005 02:39 PM

when i unpack
When i upack these files i get i dont know how to install a program with this ext..... when i double click this file emacs opens up and i get a bunch of jibberish.. any ideas?:(

slackwarebilly 06-16-2005 06:47 PM

s.h. (seperate words and pronunciation) it!
Sorry for how wierd that is, but go to a terminal where the file is located and type "sh [the name of the file]" . Like "sh" or whatever it's called. Yup


kabrutus 06-16-2005 07:14 PM

the sh worked out fine! i am almost ready to move to the Tux!

craigevil 06-16-2005 07:20 PM


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