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Old 10-03-2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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Trying to install things into linspire

I am new to linux. I would like to install WINE OPENOFFICE 1.9 and NESTRA onto my computer. Click and run failed to install nestra and wine. They just won't run. That version of openoffice is not avalible in click and run. What kind of compiler do I need? I have python but I don't know how to run it. I used the click and run to get gcc but I don't think it works. At school, on our unix server, I would make a file in emacs and save it as somthing .c then type gcc filename.c or filename.c gcc to compile. I just get errors trying to do this in linspire.
Old 10-03-2005, 12:23 PM   #2
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I dont think anyone here uses linspire. My advice to you would be to move to a better distro. As far as installing those packages..... hmmm i think linspire is debian based....but i could be completely wrong....

the beta version of OOo is on the website.

wine...........just plain sucks
Old 10-03-2005, 01:03 PM   #3
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well, you can always see if OOo has a makefile or something, in which case you type "make" into a console window.

anyways, you might want to check out another distro that has GCC and such already installed. i highly reccommend fedora, and SuSE is also good. slackware is great if you know what you're doing and are comfortable with the command line.
Old 10-03-2005, 02:12 PM   #4
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I dont think anyone here uses linspire. My advice to you would be to move to a better distro.
There are a few peoples who may disagree with that but you may have better luck finding someone familiar with Linspire in the /distribution/linspire section of this board.


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