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Old 09-16-2003, 03:56 PM   #1
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Angry installing programs

im back with another dumb question i guess. i wanted to install MAtlab on linux and matlab website tells me how to do the same using a cd but it doesnt tell me anything about downloading from a server. also the server from which im trying to download has a MAc version. and my naive brain thought since MAC was unix based and so is Linux it should work.but the file dint even open. It gives me an installation file of the type name.dmg.hqx and linux says it cant find any program to open this.. is there anything i can do here..

thanx in advance.
Old 09-16-2003, 04:28 PM   #2
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To install something on linux, you generally need either a binary package (usually RPM, but varies from distro to distro) or a source package (usually ends in .tar.gz, .tgz, or .tar.bz2). See if you can obtain one of these for the software you're trying to install.
Old 09-16-2003, 04:31 PM   #3
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It pretty much looks like it's only available via $$ now. If you have an older version, maybe you can contact the company for a new one, or if you have a version for windoze, maybe they'll allow you to have a linux copy in exchange? Either way, it looks like you might wanna get on the phone or email somebody over there for more info.

Old 09-16-2003, 04:31 PM   #4
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There are 2 types of files u can use to install apps either a rpm file or a tar file. There might be other files with extentions tgz or bz2 this means that the files are compressed and have to extracted for them to work. The easiest way is to install rpm files with the rpm cmd if u download the other file formats u have to uncompress the files and normally compile the app for it to work.

Hope this explaination helps



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