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Old 11-17-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
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Installing new programs...

How do I go about installing any programs like yahoo messenger or firefox? I haven't yet even downloaded it yet so a site to get these at would be also helpful.
Old 11-17-2004, 05:44 PM   #2
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firefox --
-- it has a binary executable

yahoo --
-- never run that

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Old 11-17-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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It depends on what distribution you have.
Old 11-17-2004, 08:28 PM   #4
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Mandrake 10. I got the firefox to install but dont know where it installed to. Want to put a shortcut on my desktop but can't find it. Where would it go by default when installing it. I have yahoo set up on kanotix through klik but don't know how to do it in Mandrake 10.1 community.
Old 11-17-2004, 09:46 PM   #5
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Don't go randomly downloading packages and trying to install them. Most distros have a package manager that allows you to install packages without the worries of dependency problems. Mandrake's is urpmi(console)/rpmdrake(gui).

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