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Old 02-25-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
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Post It won't install


every time I double click an icon and try to install something a window pops up and says "Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying" then it says the file location and the file name. I'm trying to broadin my horizions in the computer field and not be totally dependand on windows.

Thank in Adv ...
 
Old 02-25-2004, 12:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to the command line...

I don't know of ANY linux program that can be installed by clicking on an icon...

what are you trying to install, an RPM?
 
Old 02-25-2004, 01:01 PM   #3
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opera browser, flash player 6 for linux, java
 
Old 02-25-2004, 02:37 PM   #4
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again, are they RPM's, tar.gz, binaries? each one has a seperate install procedure
 
Old 02-25-2004, 04:39 PM   #5
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one is an rpm and the other is an tr.gz
 
Old 02-25-2004, 05:44 PM   #6
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for the RPM, RedHat has some sort of package manager, but I disremember the name, redcarpet? If all else fails, open a terminal (konsole) and go to the directory the file is in and type: rpm -i packagename.rpm

replace packagename with the real name of the package and it should install

for the tar.gz you type:

tar zxvf packagename.tar.gz

this will probably create a directory with the same name without the .tar.gz extension.

cd into that directory and type:
./configure && make install

and it should install
 
  


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