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Old 08-11-2003, 01:32 AM   #1
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Question Install downloaded software, how ?

I am a newbie to linux so bear with me. I just downlaoded the 3 disk files of Red Hat Linux and it installed like a charm, my network/internet works great., My question is how do I install other software I download off the internet. I downloaded firebird web browser and unzipped it but can't figure out how to install it.
Could someone point me in the direction I need to go.
Old 08-11-2003, 02:11 AM   #2
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by unzipping it I assume you have the source, if that is the case change to that directory run ./configure and make then become root and run make install. Usually these programs come with a readme or something for specific installations. If there is an installer like it says firebird-installer or something then try running sh firebird-installer.
Old 08-11-2003, 02:13 AM   #3
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Well, firebird is a rare case. Its already buit, just run the "MozillaFirebird" executable from the untarred directory.


rpm -ivh program.rpm


[untar source and change to untarred directory]
[enter password]
make install


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