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Old 10-30-2004, 05:59 AM   #1
Grim_67
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Question How to install software


Hi all,
I'm a complete newbie to Linux and I've installed Suse 9.1 on a dual booting system. The problem I'm having is understanding the correct way to install downloaded program's such Panda anti-virus and alike. I've downloaded Panda as a .rpm and .tgz files, but I'm not sure what to do next?
I would be very grateful for any help.

Grim
 
Old 10-30-2004, 06:16 AM   #2
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RPM

Open a terminal to use the following commands

#rpm -ivh name_of_rpm.rpm [to install an rpm]
#rpm -Uvh name_of_rpm.rpm [to upgrade a package already installed]
#rpm -ev name_of_rpm.rpm [to remove an rpm]
#rpm -q name_of_rpm [to check if an rpm is installed]

For more read the man page -->#man rpm

To install tar.gz,.tgz,.bz2,.tar files unzip them into a directory , change into the directory
by doing -->#cd name_of_dir_u_unzipped
then
#./configure
#make
#make install

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Old 10-30-2004, 06:47 AM   #3
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There's a tutorial which covers a variety of everyday topics for the complete newbie, including installing from .rpm and .tar.gz (.tgz). It's called Newbie's Linux Manual. Google it up. It helped get me started understanding things.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 02:24 PM   #4
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Hi,
thanks for the replys, your help is much appreciated.

Grim
 
Old 10-30-2004, 03:08 PM   #5
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hello, linux newb here.....

i installed mozilla firefox(i think) by just double clicking the .bin file, and it ran through a windows-similar install process...

now how do i get the program to run?
 
Old 10-30-2004, 04:18 PM   #6
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Do this -->#locate firefox | less

u should see some thing like -->/usr/local/firefox-0/firefox/firefox [Your directory might be different]

run it by
#/usr/local/firefox-0/firefox/firefox

Check this link out too -->http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=249158

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