Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-05-2007, 02:54 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Install programmes

hello guys,

i know little about linux.
i installed PCLinux2007 along with winxpsp2 in my pc.

how can i add new programs from the package.
1.if its a bin file
2.if its a zip or rar file
3.if its an rpm file

please tell me where can i find the shortcuts after installing a programme.

Old 11-05-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Santiago, Chile
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 410

Rep: Reputation: 31

As many other distros, PCLinux has a huge repository of programs already tested and waiting to be installed. Look for the "synaptic package manager" in the menu and then just pick (or click/select) the program you want to install. It will be automatically downloaded and configured for you.

Now, if for some reason the software you want to install is not in the repository (which is unlikely), then:

1.- .bin files are usually executable. Open a terminal and run "sh <filename.bin>" and that should do it.
2.- .zip: Again in a terminal, tun "unzip <>" to uncompress. It usually creates a directory. Enter the that directory (cd <dirname>) and look for a README or INSTALL file and follow the instructions (you can use "less README" or "less INSTALL" to read the files).
3.- .rpm: Most likely the program is in the repositoty. If not, then run in a terminal "rpm -i <filename.rpm>".

Hope this helps!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
installing downloaded programmes cherith.brook Linux - Newbie 2 10-16-2007 04:16 PM
cant install programmes with yast2 alaios SUSE / openSUSE 5 03-25-2007 10:06 AM
Can't install programmes in ubuntu crustydaze Linux - Software 8 02-20-2007 07:30 AM
A few questions on where to install new programmes. gggjm Linux - Newbie 1 03-10-2006 02:42 AM
Compiling programmes: How to use #ifdef? asciimonster Linux - General 1 12-13-2004 01:35 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:57 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration