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Old 11-13-2008, 06:23 AM   #1
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.chm reader


Can someone tell me how to install a software of .chm file reader"?
Files with .chm extension.
Which software and how to install?

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Old 11-13-2008, 06:49 AM   #2
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http://gnochm.sourceforge.net/
http://www.kchmviewer.net/
http://xchm.sf.net
http://code.google.com/p/chm2pdf/

There are many more. How to install: it depends on the distro you use. Try to search "chm" on your package manager, many of these might be available there. If they aren't you can try to look for a package for your distro on their sites. If not, then you will need to compile from source, but that'd be the last option.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 07:32 AM   #3
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Best one I found is chmsee:
http://chmsee.gro.clinux.org/
http://freshmeat.net/projects/chmsee/

Note that with some CHMs you may need to change the case (uppercase vs lowercase) of some letters in the paths or it won't work, this is because Linux is case sensitive while Window$ is not. This happens with all CHM viewers that I've tried.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 07:47 AM   #4
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Which software
kchmviewer

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how to install?
Read program documentation.

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Note that with some CHMs you may need to change the case (uppercase vs lowercase) of some letters in the paths or it won't work, this is because Linux is case sensitive while Window$ is not. This happens with all CHM viewers that I've tried.
Didn't have this problem.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 07:52 AM   #5
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Didn't have this problem.
Maybe kchmviewer can handle that, like wine.

I can't compare the many viewers that there are around. I have only needed such a thing one time in more than 15 years of linux.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 08:15 AM   #6
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If you are using Fedora,RHEL OR Centos then run this command from terminal

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yum install gnochm
If you are using ubuntu or Debian based distro then

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apt-get install gnochm
For freeBSD use pkg_add
 
Old 11-13-2008, 09:41 AM   #7
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To megerdin.

I could not connect to the internet in Fedora 8.

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:43 AM   #8
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I use Fedora 8
 
Old 11-14-2008, 06:11 AM   #9
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i prefer xchm, its too good! at least for me as i've enver faced any probs.
 
Old 11-14-2008, 07:06 AM   #10
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I prefer fbreader.
 
Old 11-14-2008, 02:36 PM   #11
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I installed chmlib-0.39.
But i don't know how to use it to read .chm file.
Would someone please tell?
 
Old 11-16-2008, 08:12 AM   #12
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I installed chmlib-0.39.
But i don't know how to use it to read .chm file.
Would someone please tell?
Its a Library fil,You cant use it. Download gnochm from here and install it


its pretty Good I use for myself.
 
Old 11-16-2008, 08:28 AM   #13
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type this in root

sudo apt-get install xchm
 
Old 11-21-2008, 10:46 AM   #14
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Downloaded 0.9.11-1.rf.src.rpm.
How to install 0.9.11-1.rf.src.rpm?
Would you please tell?
(No internet connection in linux.)

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Old 11-23-2008, 10:15 AM   #15
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hi,
u need RPM and ALIEN . using ubuntu or redhat or other ???
 
  


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