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Old 12-15-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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Question installig and executing softwares

hi all

am new to this forum.. also a fresher in linux platform..

am using red hat linux 9.

i dunno how to install a file in d command prompt and also how to run that software.
i am extracting the filename.bz2 file using file roller. also i got a folder with the extracted files. after that i dunno how to install and execute it... help me out.

Old 12-16-2007, 02:54 AM   #2
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first of all, red hat 9 is ancient, you should consider upgrading to a newer distribution such as fedora or ubuntu
to answer your question, you just need to open a terminal, cd to the directory where the .bz2 was unzipped and run ./<filename>, you might have to change the permissions to the executable first by running chmod 755 on the exectuable
Old 12-16-2007, 07:40 AM   #3
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for installing ( if it is not a rpm package )
you should go the the directory in terminal in which u have extracted the files ...
Then follow the steps:
1)compile the installer using "./compile" command.
wait for compilation.
2)then run the command "make".
3)Then run the command "make install".
and ur done.
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Among the extracted files the should be a 'README' and an 'INSTALL' file. Read them.


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