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Old 07-19-2004, 11:33 PM   #1
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General instructions for installing programs

Alright, how exactly do I go about INSTALLING anything in linux? (I'm running Fedora C2 specifically). I can download an rpm file or a .tar.gz file, but what do I do with these files after I've downloaded them? Can someone write out really clear command-line commands or something? Or at least point me to an FAQ that does so? I've googled around and can't find one. Thanks from a major newbie.
Old 07-20-2004, 12:03 AM   #2
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With tar.gz packages, go:

tar -zxvf package.tar.gz
cd package
make install


tar -zxvf package.tar.gz
cd package
./configure && make && make install

I never use rpm' I'm not exaclty sure. I do know, however, that its different for different distro's, and a quick search will find it faster than it takes me to type this:
Old 07-20-2004, 12:31 AM   #3
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RPM is simpler, the command is:

rpm -i package.rpm for installing
rpm -e package.rpm for uninstalling


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