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Old 07-15-2005, 01:09 AM   #1
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installing gAIM and firefox


hi, I've been a windows user all my life and I've just started using Linux. I started out with knoppix and am now on Suse 9.1 The only thing I'm missing is gAIM and firefox and I have no idea how to go about downloading and installing them. I was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice, preferably in dummy terms :-)
 
Old 07-15-2005, 01:12 AM   #2
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HINT #1: Get Slackware 10.1 much more configurable.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 10:55 AM   #3
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i no nothing on suse :P but i slackware 10.0 i downloaded firefox from the mozilla site. and it had a gui install when i ran the binary i think ?.
anyway you should probably have a package manager and should be able to fetch gaim and firefox and it will install them?
 
Old 07-18-2005, 05:29 PM   #4
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I think with Suse you can use yum to install things. I'm not sure. You can use the rpm file if you can find that also.

Why I like debian, apt-get solves these problems.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 05:47 PM   #5
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I'm not sure about Suse-specific packages. There's always RPM, or you could hand-compile them.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 08:53 PM   #6
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The way I understand it, installing Firefox is pretty much the same on all distributions. Go here, download the installer, and run it.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 09:41 PM   #7
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In Suse there should be a program called YaST which you can use to search for and install software. You're probably better off posting this quesiton in the Suse forum. Slackware, Gentoo, Debian, Arch, Suse, etc.. all have methods of installing software without manually downloading the package. It's just easier on some distro's than others.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 09:43 PM   #8
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Like Slackware for example. You just type "./configure && make && make install" and it's all taken care of.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 09:54 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by jrdioko
Like Slackware for example. You just type "./configure && make && make install" and it's all taken care of.
Unless you receive compilation errors. Then it becomes slightly more complicated.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 10:03 PM   #10
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That's true, but where's the fun in having no errors?

Back to the topic, SryImPolish, you can look up "yast" online or type "man yast" to figure out how to do that, or, if that isn't working, go to http://gaim.sourceforge.net/downloads.php and download gaim from there.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 08:33 PM   #11
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I like debian better.

apt-get install firefox

DONE

No errors, not dependancies, just installed and on your way.

I forgot about yast though. It's nice and should do the trick.
 
  


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