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Old 02-27-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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Exclamation How u install programs on linux help plz!!!!!!!


Ok Ok i have aim and ut2004 demo for linux and so how cna i install to make them work and other programs i might want. Im a newb at linux been using or the past week still confused plz help!
 
Old 02-27-2005, 11:03 AM   #2
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And yes im using mandrak
 
Old 02-27-2005, 11:37 AM   #3
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Mandrake uses rpms isn't it? There's a program to install rpms and I think there's also a software center or something like that in your settings so I think you can do it there.

For UT I think their site has information on it too. But which format is it? If it's a .bin (binary file) go to Konsole. Cd to the path it's in. If you keep it in your home folder you can start with the commands right away since Konsole starts in your home folder.

First you have to make it executable:
"chmod +x filename"
Then you can run it with:
"./filename" (note that's a dot slash at the start)
Don't type the quotes
 
Old 02-27-2005, 11:44 AM   #4
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Ok andom question in this guys post where I shouldn't be-
How do you install from CD? I have a bunch of apps for kde and was wondering how I do this. (they are .tgz and .tar.gz, etc.)
 
Old 02-27-2005, 12:15 PM   #5
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first untar the files using

tar -xvzf apps.tar.gz
cd /apps
./configure
make
make install
make clean (wanna save some space 'eh?)

u must be root 2 carry out the last 2 commands

Hope this helps :-)

Last edited by idefinehell; 02-27-2005 at 12:16 PM.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 01:29 PM   #6
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urpmi

I believe the package management system on Mandrake is urpmi. Why don't you type "man urpmi" at a terminal prompt and read up on it. You could also look for it using google. It should make your life much simpler once you have a list of repositories which is to you liking.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 02:26 PM   #7
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OK i have a other qustion

I have simplymepis how do install programs and apps for that plz help
 
Old 02-27-2005, 02:38 PM   #8
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with tar balls you do
tar -xvzf package.tar.gz
cd /apps
./configure
make
make install

with .debs you do this
dpkg -i package.deb

with rpms you type
rpm -Uvh package.rpm

and thats how you install things

and i think mepis is based on debian if im not mistaken so you can type apt-get install package
 
Old 02-27-2005, 08:11 PM   #9
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apt-get, kpackage, synaptic for Mepis

Use one of those for installing packages on Mepis. I used Kpackage, and it seemed pretty easy and graphical. The new SimplyMepis3.3 has synaptic, a graphical front end for apt-get, which is supposed to be very nice.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 08:28 PM   #10
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How u use kpackger

how u use kpackger for mepis cn plz have step by step plz
 
Old 02-27-2005, 08:43 PM   #11
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google is your friend
 
Old 02-27-2005, 11:48 PM   #12
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kpackage

It has been awhile since I used kpackage. I am looking at the kde setup for knoppix right now, which should be pretty close to Mepis. Kpackage is found by clicking on the main kde icon on your task bar, then look under "system". There should be an entry that looks something like "Package Manager (KPackage)". If you activate that application, you should see a window which includes tabs listing all available packages, new packages, updated packages, and currently installed packages. Under "File" you have the option of finding packages. There is also a header "Special" which has the Debian APT repositories, with the options to Update (brings your packages up to date with the current release of the branch you have installed (Mepis is a mix of Debian testing and unstable, I believe), Upgrade (brings you up to date with the latest release of your current branch, I believe), and fixup (don't know what that does). Under "settings" you can configure Kpackage, selecting the repositories to use for Debian apt-get, dpkg, kiss, rpms, BSD, and slackware repositories. You should have many options, so if you don't see the package you want, you can just keep clicking to add new repositories (many should be included, just not selected). There is also a "help" menu item, which includes the handbook. If you click one of the packages you see, a description is given, telling you all about that package. It looks like a really nice package manager. I hear the same is true of synaptic, which if you don't already have, you could probably install using kpackage.

As another post mentioned, google is your friend.

You can also read about kpackage by entering "man kpackage" at the command line, or "info kpackage"
 
  


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