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Old 09-18-2004, 04:48 AM   #1
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Simple guide to installing

Could someone give me a really simple guide to installing new programs through .tar.gz's, .tar's and .deb's?

I'm using Knoppix 3.6

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No, a guide to installing PROGRAMS/APPLICATIONS not the whole OS - I've already done that.

I'm used to the "Windows Installer" - choose a few options and it does it all for you. I appreciate that Linux is not like this, however I just can't figure out how to properly install new software.
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man apt-get also see if this helps ;
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Originally posted by comprookie2000
man apt-get also see if this helps ;
comprookie2000 has mentioned using the "man page", you'll probably have installed them with the OS (normally default!). But to view them you'd have to open a terminal (or konsole or whatever you may call it). Then if there is a man page available for "apt-get", there's a link in my sig to explain (pretty much in idiot terms - no criticism intended, I prefer my instructions in idiot/"monkey see, monkey do" terms) how to decypher the man page!

apt is a very clever bit of software, but to be able to do more than just install stuff you'd have to read up on it.

Install is either
apt-get xxxxx
(where xxxxx is whatever you are trying to install) or
apt-get install xxxxx
Sorry I don't recall which. The packages you'd be installing with apt, would be .deb anyway - and they're available for lot's of stuff (there's in excess of 10000 of them!).





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