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Old 12-29-2006, 09:44 AM   #1
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Linux Directory Structure/Installing Applications

In advance, thanks for your help.

I need a document or a book suggestion that will explain the Linux directory structure and I need help understanding how to install an application in Linux.

Old 12-29-2006, 10:49 AM   #2
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Search for the Linux FHS (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard)

Application install varies by distribution .. and you are running ?
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Depends on what distro you are using and what type of file you downloaded. For debian and Ubuntu you use .deb files and the apt-get program will search repositories for the installs. Or you can compile your programs from the sources normally by doing
./configure //Some programs don't come with a configure
make install
make clean
Other distros use .rpm for installing applications.
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Always start with the package manager in your GUI menus. It will have a name including "package" or "install software" or something similar. The first choice is always the packages in the repository for the distro.


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