Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
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 08-12-2003, 09:58 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: RedHat 9
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
Installing Things

newb question or what? OK, I want to install aMSN but when I do the zxvf, or whatever, or the File Roller - I get a folder with a bunch of files in it and I have no idea what to do from there. Any help?
Old 08-12-2003, 10:21 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: Gentoo!
Posts: 1,153

Rep: Reputation: 45
check out this
Old 08-12-2003, 10:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Arbovale, WV
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,761

Rep: Reputation: 78
Goto and download a package called ayttm. It is a chat program that supports AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, IRC and Jabber.
Old 08-12-2003, 10:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Mint 13/15, CentOS 6.4
Posts: 2,020

Rep: Reputation: 48
cd into the folder, and then read the INSTALL or README files.

usually to install things, the commands (in order) are:

1. ./configure
2. make
3. su <password>
4. make install

but it can be different for every program. that's why you usually have to read the INSTALL/README to find out what to do. gl
Old 08-12-2003, 10:42 PM   #5
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: RedHat 9
Posts: 52

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
*tear - I love you guys...this place is the best forum on the internet...I'm considering not eating for a week so I can make a donation


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
Suse: confused on many things, why is installing things so hard? blackflare Linux - Newbie 11 10-16-2007 04:35 AM
I need help please installing these things Bijan Mandriva 4 10-13-2005 09:02 PM
Installing Things Vinn3Bo1 Linux - Newbie 4 04-20-2005 12:11 AM
Installing Things BarfBag SUSE / openSUSE 9 12-17-2004 09:57 AM
installing things Jeebizz Slackware 3 09-17-2004 05:33 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 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
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration