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Old 07-29-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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Installing programs...

Thanks everyone for looking at this posting. As with all new endeavors, one will try to do new things. I am using Ubuntu OS and having good luck with it. However, I have downloaded different software programs. I do not know how to install them!

Heres what I know have done!

downloaded snort--RELEASE.tar.gz
I typed in from reading
sudo apt-get install build-essential
I put the iso cd into the drive as it asked and went thru some install process.

Heres what I think I have done.
I dont know

I am using the terminal program, is this the only way to run these processes? anything easier?

If someone can walk me thru an install of anykind, I can get an idea of how the process works. I have looked online and there is discussion of compilers and other programs.

I am getting used to the new terms and trying to keep things straight.

Thanks in advance and hopefully I can figure this out with your help

Noid Wilson
Old 07-29-2005, 07:40 PM   #2
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You could try looking in System > Admin > Synaptic, and using that gui to search for your package its a lot easier.
Old 07-31-2005, 04:32 AM   #3
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first check out the ubuntuguide


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