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Old 10-23-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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Installation of software in Fedora


I'm a windows user . Now I'm installed Linux Fedora 8, 2 days before,I want the complete steps of installing any software.

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Old 10-23-2009, 10:52 AM   #3
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DC++ installation in Linux Fedora 8

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i'm a new to Linux fedora 8,plz, guide me to install dc++ in my PC.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 10:55 AM   #4
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Hi,
i'm a new to Linux fedora 8,plz, guide me to install dc++ in my PC.
Spell out your words, please.

Fedora 8 is very, VERY old. The latest is FC11, with FC12 in beta release now. You're several versions behind, which is going to cause you problems as you go forward. You can try to do "yum install linuxdcpp", but it may not work, since you're working with VERY old software, and the repos may not be supported/online anymore.

You can always compile it from source, too. Read the howto and docs that come with the source.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 11:07 AM   #5
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Support for F8 was dropped a couple of years ago. Currently F10 and F11 are supported. One month after F12 is released(November?) support for F10 will be dropped.

For the most part you install software on Fedora (or most current RH based systems) with:

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yum install packagename
 
Old 10-23-2009, 11:16 AM   #6
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If the repos are still active they have not been updated in a couple of years (when F8 hit EOL).

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yum install libstdc++
If you need to compile against it, you will also need:

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yum install libstdc++-devel
The -devel package is required for virtually any package you want to compile against in RH based systems.

If a 13 month support life(Fedora) is too short for you consider looking at Centos. Centos is RHEL(Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with the logos removed. It is binary compatible with RHEL and is free to download/update (unlike RHEL). RHEL/Centos was based on FC6 and will have support until 2014.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 11:30 AM   #7
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Isn't there also a GUI package manager on Fedora?

Regardless of whether you use GUI (Graphical User Interface) or terminal commands, learn to use the package manager for whatever distro you are using.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 01:00 PM   #8
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There are multiple GUI package managers for Fedora, yummex, smart(or smartPM depending on version), and at least a dozen others. Most of them(excluding smart) are just a front end for yum. If you learn yum it will make using the GUIs(that use it) a LOT easier to use.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 01:07 PM   #9
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I think the gui is system > addsoftware
 
Old 10-23-2009, 01:30 PM   #10
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Ajit;

I have merged your two closely-related thread and changed the title to be more descriptive. In the future, please do not start a new thread unless the subject is significantly different.

Good luck
 
  


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