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Old 06-29-2003, 05:37 AM   #1
mcaldwell
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can't get limewire installed


I have the Java 2 runtime installed and downloaded limewire. When I go to a terminal window and run the ./configure and then make install a bunch of things flash down the screen and then the terminal window goes away. Can anyone help me with this? Mind you that I am new to Linux and trying to get the hang of it.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 05:49 AM   #2
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Welcome to linux and more importantly to LQ

I'd like to start this off with:
Don't use limewire, it sucks, it's horrible, it's worthless, it's java... it's slow... Anyway, you might be saying, "OK, then what should I use?"
http://gtk-gnutella.sf.net
http://gift.sf.net
http://freshmeat.net/projects/dcgui-qt/
http://freshmeat.net/projects/mldonkey/

Anything other than limewire, also might look at:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/bittorrent/

Anyway...

RH uses a new GCC compiler that Sun (java people) haven't compiled their java with yet. Some people are having issues with that, and this might be one of them (assuming you've got it working/setup correctly). You might look at:
http://blackdown.org/
Since they supposedly have working versions for the new GCC.

HTH

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Old 06-29-2003, 07:29 AM   #3
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./configure

You may want to try getting the latest files. When I downloaded J2SE and Limewire, they were both '.bin' files with GUI installers.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 09:10 AM   #4
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I have installed the client from http://gtk-gnutella.sf.net, when I double click on the rpm it says its already installed. I am not sure where to find the exe file to launch the application and put it on my desktop. I am using GNOME.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 09:27 AM   #5
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Arrow limewire

i wrote a PET a while back for limewire if you wanna use it. its a pretty simple step by step.

here

yes i agree its kinda slow but at least limewiire connects for me unlike sucky gtk-gnutella, qtella, etc.

Last edited by S.D.Willie; 06-29-2003 at 09:28 AM.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 10:06 AM   #6
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p.s. on that reply above you can skip the whole shortcut for limewire deal. that was for older versions and it seems to apprently be fixed on the current version.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 10:28 AM   #7
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Goto http://home.insightbb.com/~wet.willis/

This is how i got it up and running, works like a charm now

Cheers
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:03 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by mcaldwell
I have installed the client from http://gtk-gnutella.sf.net, when I double click on the rpm it says its already installed. I am not sure where to find the exe file to launch the application and put it on my desktop. I am using GNOME.
In linux it's not an "exe" file in the same sense as it was in windoze. The application to run is called:
gtk-gnutella

So open up a run dialogue, or a terminal and type:
gtk-gnutella

It should have been installed correctly and should simply run just by doing that. You can now create a program shortcut on your desktop if you'd like.

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Old 06-29-2003, 11:06 AM   #9
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good link londonboi, but i think a few things were left out.
1. if you dont edit your .bash_profile to include the PATH to java, limewire will bitch about not having a virtual java machine installed.

2. you HAVE to chmod LimeWire or you wont even be able to install it.

MasterC , maybe you could help me out with arson from my post? i tried to PM you but maybe that option has been turned off by the moderator. its been a while since ive been here.

Last edited by S.D.Willie; 06-29-2003 at 11:09 AM.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:21 AM   #10
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I wish I could. I read over your post, but that's really odd.

"That's crazy talk" is what I was thinkin I don't even have the slightest clue, sounds maybe like a permissions problem, or maybe a path issue? Check the path thing first, make sure you are executing the same application.

As a side recommendation, have you ever tried using grip? Was it not to your likings?



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Old 06-29-2003, 11:24 AM   #11
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Hi thanks, ill ssh into my computer and try it, Altho i must say i have not heard of grip?

Could enlighten me please :-)
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:29 AM   #12
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:-) Sorry i know what grip is, im at work at the moment using windows, it would seem this has deluded my mind........ So please ignore the grip thingy.


So grip would not be any use for me as im am trying to wine to run some windows software. But thanks for the advice :-)
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:42 AM   #13
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londonboi , i think he was directing grip to me.
grip is used for cd ripping which i have used as well as x-ripper. but i just wanted an all-in-one-app for ripping/burning/what-not

what i did is just create a non-kde shortcut on the taskbar and checked off the box that says "run in terminal". that does the trick fine, albeit weird and a tad annoying.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:50 AM   #14
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lol, I think i have been replying to the wrong post.. Sorry all. Im at work at the moment so was not paying too much attention.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:58 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by S.D.Willie
good link londonboi, but i think a few things were left out.
1. if you dont edit your .bash_profile to include the PATH to java, limewire will bitch about not having a virtual java machine installed.

2. you HAVE to chmod LimeWire or you wont even be able to install it.

MasterC , maybe you could help me out with arson from my post? i tried to PM you but maybe that option has been turned off by the moderator. its been a while since ive been here.
Just a note on the above, I have never had to do anything more then what that site has said. I cant speak for anyone eles attempts tho. Could you explain a little more on the above so if i do ever have any problems i know where and what to look for.

Cheers
 
  


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