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Old 09-07-2004, 04:30 PM   #1
Jay Smith
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Is the installation supposed to be this complicated?

I knew it would be a little more difficult, but Im talking about this giFT stuff.

I want to install giFT for p2p downloading, but this is impossible stuff. Its OK for the first part but all these important packages afterwards i have to download/install, and some from third-party sites i have to find and cant, one not even linked to a site. Is there no way to easily install it, like i easily installed Firefox or Opera?

Also, recently the internet has been going incredibly slow compared to Windows. It took over 2 minutes for the submit new thread to complete for example.
Old 09-07-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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These instructions you have posted are from compiling from source which is a perfectly valid way to install a program, but not always the easiest, especially when you have lots of dependencies to deal with.

My advice, if you just want to get something that works, is to go to (or your original install disks) and search for an RPM for whatever you're installing. You can then install it with something like:
rpm --install gift-1.2.3-i586.rpm
It will tell you if you need to install anything else first. In which case, just repeat the process for whatever else you need to install (although there are also some tools that will do this for you).
Old 09-07-2004, 04:49 PM   #3
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Thank you however on couldnt find the gift software, just related stuff, i looked on software management to search for available packages too, found 0 matches.
Old 09-07-2004, 06:10 PM   #4
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(just type gift in the search thingy)
Be sure to open the right ports if you use a firewall.

Have fun.

Last edited by jens; 09-07-2004 at 06:25 PM.


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