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Old 03-19-2004, 03:23 AM   #1
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So Close

Well as it would seem I am all so close to leaving linux. Nothing installs correctly as the readme explained. I have just tried to get giFt and the GUI frontend to run Nothing of course. Then I triend to get Zinf to work noting yet again, I am all the dependencies installed the install goes all the way through. there is nothing that I can do from this stand point. It is all to very tempting to go back to windows. Anyway that is my rant for the night I am going to hop on my windows machine to relax for a while.
Old 03-19-2004, 03:45 AM   #2
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Okay. Do you have a question or do you just feel like telling us that your going back to Windows?
Old 03-19-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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Sorry just got a little frustrated. I installed Zinf and there are no instructions on how to get in running etc. If you can let me know what I can do that would be great.
Old 03-19-2004, 02:51 PM   #4
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Open a console and type in zinf - look here for other info.
Old 03-19-2004, 04:46 PM   #5
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Yeah, there's no point coming to a website whose primary role is for people to help each other sort out problems if you're just going to tell us that you're having problems but not what they are.

Personally I think the biggest trap new users get into is wanting to install everything from packages - sure it can be convenient when it works but often it just leads to dependency hell and turns newbies away. Installing from source really IS so much cleaner and only slightly more difficult...and generally less frustrating.
Old 03-19-2004, 10:22 PM   #6
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Yeah good point, I always install from source just that I cannot get this applications to run or put a frontend on them. The readme and install file that they give me are no help at all.
Old 03-20-2004, 01:56 AM   #7
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Well, can you at least describe the steps you took to try to get it to work, and the associated error messages that were generated? As others have stated, random complaining isn't very productive. -- J.W.


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