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Old 04-13-2003, 03:01 PM   #1
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How Do I Install LimeWire? Please Help!

I'm new on this board, and pretty much new to Linux. I tried downloading LimeWire for Linux, but I cannot install it in KDE.

I first downloaded the .bin file, but when I click on it nothing happens. Then, I downloaded the .tar.gz files, and I can decompress using that certain command which I forget now, but then non of the files that come up seem to be executable either.

Any help?

Old 04-13-2003, 03:46 PM   #2
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i think if you clicked the .bin file its already installed try typing limewire in the shell and see what happens, or try this from the limewire website:
Linux - Open a shell and cd (change directory) to the directory where you downloaded the installer. At the prompt type: sh ./LimeWireLinux.bin
Old 04-13-2003, 04:01 PM   #3
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before you try to install limewire you need to install java, otherwise
limewire wont work, go to and download sdk 1.4 for linux, you are going to get another .bin file, go to
follow the instruction on how to install java for linux

now is time for you to install limewire,
do the following (where your file is):

chmod a+x LimeWire.bin

PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.1_02/bin sh ./LimeWireLinux.bin

hope this helps,

let me know of it doesn't work
Old 04-13-2003, 04:09 PM   #4
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Instructions on how to install Limewire are on my guide.
Old 04-13-2003, 04:41 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone, I'll try your solutions out when I have time and they'll hopefully work out.



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