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Old 03-11-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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how to run new installed program , using mepis8 linux


Today I installed Sopcast on my mepis8 linux. I installed alien then installed sopcast using Kpackage. installation was completed but unlike windows I did not see the icon on desktop. What's the procedure to run this programme please. thanks for your assistant.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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Well, I don't anything much about mepis or sopcast, but when a program is missing an icon on the start button, I fire up my console (xterm, konsole, etc.). You can then type sopcast or Sopcast if the program was installed in the usual paths (/usr/bin, /usr/local/bin).

You could also try sop<TAB>. The tab will most-likely fill up the rest will all alternative ways the sopcast developpers named the product if the program has different names to it (like sopcastd if it's a deamon).

If this fails, well, better start reading about your mepis packages, when does it install the programs in it, how are they named, how can you list information from a given package, etc. This will help you in the long run.

If you find the program but unable to run it, then better try a more mepis and/or sopcast oriented forum.

Cheers.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 08:08 PM   #3
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The '.deb' packages for Mepis are here
http://code.google.com/p/sopcast-player/
> > sp-auth_3.0.1_i386.deb, sopcast-player_0.2.1-1_i386.deb

'sp-auth' is the command line tool, /usr/bin/sp-sc .

'sopcast-player' is the "python GUI", included is also the
"icon" for the Menu, 'sopcast-player.desktop'

The command 'sopcast-player' works too.
.....

If you used 'alien' to convert the "sp-auth.tgz" package,
then please look for the files in '/' .
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:22 PM   #4
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thanks for the sppedy reply. I tried the installtion using the doenload from the site give but some how I am not getting into to insatlled even when the installation processed completes it said Result=0. Anyway I am doing some reading to see what I might not be doing rightlyrightly,or doing wrongly.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 03:48 AM   #5
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If you do these commands, the packages should be installed.

1) su
2) dpkg -i sp-auth_3.0.1_i386.deb sopcast-player_0.2.1-1_i386.deb
 
Old 03-16-2009, 09:56 PM   #6
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I downloaded the package then using the same command to installed but the error message that I need VLC to installed. I downloaded the Vlc package in tarz extracted the package but when trying to compile getting error message that file is missing
 
Old 03-17-2009, 10:30 AM   #7
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Try this instead : # apt-get install vlc

......
Generally, when 'configure' says ... missing lname :
'lname' means 'libname-dev' = devel version, so please
do # apt-get install <libname-dev>

Replace 'libname' with actual name. If any problems
finding the right name, you can use "Search" here
http://packages.debian.org/lenny/libaudiofile-dev
to find it. ( I just picked a random page.)
Mepis uses the same names as Debian for packages.
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