Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-19-2008, 06:33 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: Washington
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04
Posts: 37

Rep: Reputation: 15
Installing sofware

The begining of the newb questions. I downloaded the shockwave-flash addin and have it sitting on my desktop. There were two types of files available one ended in tar (I believe) and the other was rpm, which was the one I got. I know I have to (maybe install it from terminal mode, but I saw two sets of instructions one using a one step process using just rpm and another 2 step using the same rpm command and then a yum command. Questions, when downloading updates/new addon's ect. is there one type of file that is easier to install than another, will they both work but with different install procedures? Yum didn't seem to be installed on my Linux but I believe I got that installed now. So how do I proceed? This is with Ubuntu Linux.

Last edited by Sunfist; 04-19-2008 at 06:49 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Digitech Sofware johnkragh Linux - Newbie 1 12-29-2007 03:49 AM
checking for png_read_info in -lpng... no , when installing bandwidthd sofware jayakrishnan Linux - Software 0 02-06-2006 07:43 AM
more sofware xeebeeeeeee Linux - General 8 05-12-2005 01:45 PM
Sofware Firewall? cabinetcrafter Linux - Security 2 04-15-2004 05:23 PM
Network Monitor Sofware guanyu Linux - Networking 1 07-08-2002 01:11 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration