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/usr/bin/w1zard 08-26-2005 01:13 AM

Installing Applications?
Bonjour! I had a quick question how do u install programs on Linux and when the manual says "command line" that means the terminal. Correct? or No? and how do i add other applications, or RPM's i put in the cd but its just all files and numbers i cant tell what the app does, is there like an install engine where it tells u what files u want to load. thank for ur help bye!

/usr/bin/w1zard 08-26-2005 01:16 AM

ohh, i had 1 more question what is slackware , is it something that is worth learning? whats the diff between linux and it? thanx

spooon 08-26-2005 01:33 AM

Slackware is a Linux distribution. Other major distributions include Debian, Fedora Core, Mandriva, SuSE, etc.

Different distributions have different ways of installing stuff. You need to tell us which one you are using for us to help you.

/usr/bin/w1zard 08-26-2005 02:02 AM

WEll im using Linux. And some of the commands are not working, i got the commands from a website. but anyways im using linux 9. BAsic 1inux it has been modified. Where can i get updates like, u know when u press the red button on the toolbar, but i accidently deleted it so where do i go to get updates?

spooon 08-26-2005 02:13 AM

You must be using Red Hat Linux 9. You might be able to add the icon back by right-clicking the panel and going to "add to panel" or something like that. The red icon probably calls the red hat "up2date" program, which you can call from the terminal with the command "up2date".

However, Red Hat 9 is a few years old (you should really consider getting something newer) and I don't know if that thing still provides updates for it. You can still get updates for it from the Fedora Legacy project with the instructions here

/usr/bin/w1zard 08-26-2005 02:34 AM

whoa! i thought it was new!! whats the newsest one out there? is it free? where can i dload it? what are u using>?

Nylex 08-26-2005 02:52 AM

If you want a distro similar to Red Hat 9, you can get Fedora Core. The latest version is 4 and yes, it's free.

/usr/bin/w1zard 08-26-2005 03:19 AM

Thanx! do u know how to open something in the terminal, like an exe file or txt file what is this command in linux?

spooon 08-26-2005 03:34 AM

Files by themselves don't really "open" in linux. On the command line, you have to pass the filename to various programs to do various things to those files. If you want to open a file to read it or something, you have to know the name of the command that will do that. In general, the form is:

<program> <filename>

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