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Old 03-23-2006, 01:30 AM   #1
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Angry Install a software in Linux ??? How ???

I has just used Linux Os .I do not how to install a software in Linux ???
Can you help me ???
Old 03-23-2006, 01:37 AM   #2
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What distribution have you installed? Without this, nobody can help you very well.
There are several methods: compiling from source, or using your distro's package manager.

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basic methods, starting with the easiest: (Tackle these one at a time...)

Package manager in GUI: find in your menus "install software" or something similar

Package manager in CLI: Same thing, but with a typed command---eg apt-get <package name>
Teh first 2 typically fetch the required files off of your install CD/DVD or off the internet

Download or otherwise acquire a package file, and install it with your package manager

Acquire an installation package in a *tar.gz format. Uncompress it and run a script to install it.

Acquire an installation package which--when uncompressed--contains source code. Compile this in your machine to create the application.


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