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Old 07-11-2008, 08:29 AM   #1
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Exclamation Installing Programs Before Running A Server

hello linux users
I just started using linux, with an old (but still good) computer.
I installed ubuntu.
My goal is to use this computer as a server for the game, America's Army.
I tried to install the "server package" (as they call it) but I can't install it. at the "server manual" they say i got to use 'Gnu Wget'. but just like other programs i cant (or don't know how) to install it!
is it my mistake or is there just a bug?

some extra info: am a windows user, so don't know anything about linux.
and sorry for the bad language
Old 07-11-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
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GNU wget is very probably already installed, because it's part of the programs that usually come along each and every Linux distribution (including Linux From Scratch). It's not "Wget" but "wget", note that -- capital letters do matter. So open up a terminal and type
wget --version
and if it prints out some version information, it is installed (and I bet it is). Go ahead, and ask more as you proceed if you get confused

EDIT: just as extra information, GNU wget is a very handy tool that you can use to download things over the net. The very basic usage is
which downloads somefile from using http ...but it can do a lot more than just that (and http is not the only protocol it does) - just see
man wget
and you'll get an idea of it's capabilities. You can achieve (at least most of) the things wget does with other tools as well, but since wget is there and it's handy, there's usually no point in not using it for what it can do.

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Old 07-12-2008, 06:02 AM   #3
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hmm well it is not really clear yet, where should i put that code?
at windows you ahve this "run" program, but where should i put it at linux?
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You should have a program called "terminal" or similar in one of your menus you can open. This will give you access to the command line, and you can use wget (or try wget --version) from there.
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aah i found the program, (i have the dutch version) its called "tracker searchprogram" but aah, no GNU, gnu, wget, Wget or anything like that is found.
so I guess I should install it then, but thats my next question: how? beceause i tried to run every programm that's in the downloaded (and unzipped) folder...
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wget definitely is installed.

You found the wrong program.
You open what is called a "terminal" and then type "wget http://_your_url" into it.
Ubuntu has excellent documentation - you should take some time and browse through it. It explains how things are usually installed too: they use "apt" and "synaptic".

I just a few minutes ago stumbled over a funny error-message collection and this one came right into my mind now:
"if all else fails, read the instructions"
Old 07-15-2008, 08:22 AM   #7
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oké I found the program, i have Wget version: 1.10.2

how does this help me with installing America's Army; what should I do next?


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