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Old 11-06-2004, 04:06 AM   #1
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Edonkey problems

I' am running Mandrake 10.1 and am new to linux. I have downloaded the RPM of edonkey. I have double clicked on the icon as instructed and it tells me that the software has been successfully installed. Could someone please tell me where I can find the installed program so that I can put an icon to my desktop. This seems to be a common problem for me whenever I install software, I'm never sure where it's been placed. Any advice and tips would be really appreciated.

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Old 11-06-2004, 07:45 AM   #2
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You must probably have installed only the core of eDonkey. You must probably want a GUI for that core (althoug it's not necessari). Here you will find a nice GUI to the core.
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Thanks Hammett, It worked a treat.

If I want to install software where in the future is there any particular technique which is recommened under Linux?


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Keep in mind that software will normally install itself to /usr (usually one of it's subdirectories, such as /usr/local) or /opt (OpenOffice and KDE, possibly others)

There is no specific way of installing software under Linux, since each distribution has its own packaging system. Mandrake use RPM's, so I would reccomend you stick to those. Do keep in mind though, that although other distributions use RPM (Red Hat Package Management) for distributing their software, only use those RPM's that are specifically packaged for Mandrake, or chances are that they won't work. You should also read up on software you're installing, especially to check if any RPM you download is relying on another package that doesn't come with your distribution by default, as you'll have to get that as well.

Also, make sure you have the kernel headers package installed (it's tucked away on one of the CD's.) Mandrake doesn't install them by default, but without them, you won't be able to compile any software yourself (this will be necessary if you want software that is either not prepackaged for Mandrake, or distributed in source only.)


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