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Old 09-01-2005, 11:32 AM   #1
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linux newbie-fedoracore4


i have just converted to linux a few days ago. i installed fedora core 4. i know basically nothing about the linux os. especially the file extensions. i am trying to use thunderbird with my hotmail account. i tried to download mr. postman but couldn't figure out how to install it.
don't laugh. ive been looking onthe net but can't find any info.
thanks for any help
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Old 09-01-2005, 12:00 PM   #2
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Whats Mr Postman and what kind of file is it?
 
Old 09-01-2005, 12:00 PM   #3
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First off welcome to linux ..............
this page will help to familiarize you with linux (there are many others like it try google)......... http://www.northernjourney.com/opensource/newbies/ the forum you are in is a good place to read up and learn about linux also.........
try going searching at this link for info and setup and installation of mr. postman........
this is a forum specifically for it http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=231748
 
Old 09-01-2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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still can't find anything out about mr. postman. all i could find was about using the program. how do i install mr. postman after it is already downloaded to my desktop? i tried to open it but then i didn't know what to do.
thanks for your replies
 
Old 09-01-2005, 01:00 PM   #5
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I guess first step is making sure if the one you've downloaded is actually made for Linux, then you need to identify what kind of file it is. Most installation files (packages) in linux come with .rpm or .tar.gz extensions (so your mr.postman or whatever that is should be one of these), .rpm is much easier to use. There are heaps tutorials/walkthrough that can help you, I myself started learning those stuffs from http://www.fedorafaq.org.
 
Old 09-01-2005, 01:38 PM   #6
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i downloaded mr. postman in the .tar.gz file, there wasn't an option of .rpm. then what do i do? i have clicked on extract but nothing really happens.
 
Old 09-01-2005, 08:13 PM   #7
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Open a terminal windows, change to directory where you put that files and do
Code:
 tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz
, it will extract the files into new folder, open it and there should be a Readme and Installation files which tells you everything. Most likely what you need to do is just
Code:
 make
and
Code:
 make install
, then you can execute the application.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 12:34 AM   #8
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Actually, it's written in Java so the source files are more than likely already compiled.
 
  


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