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Old 09-10-2005, 02:19 PM   #1
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Installing programs


even with the world's easiest linux, installing programs is hard.
Why can't they make exe type programs for linux?

Would someone be able to help me install a rpm file under Linspire?
 
Old 09-10-2005, 02:24 PM   #2
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Using rpms should be easier than an exe type install - just:
rpm -ivh /path/to/file.rpm
 
Old 09-10-2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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doesn't work

It doesn't work.
It says command not found
 
Old 09-10-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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Re: Installing programs

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Originally posted by afunghang
even with the world's easiest linux, installing programs is hard.
I totally disagree with this. In fact, I've disproven it: http://www.psychocats.net/essays/winuxinstall.php

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Would someone be able to help me install a rpm file under Linspire?
Yeah, and installing an .rpm in Linspire is like installing a .dmg in Windows. Linspire is built for CNR. Even though it's Debian-based, Linspire doesn't even support Debian's native packaging system (dpkg/apt-get).

Why are you trying to install an RPM in Linspire?

Linspire is easy if you do things their way (just as in Windows). If you don't do things their way, forget it. If you desperately want to install an RPM, don't use Linspire. You'd be better off with Fedora, Blag, Mandriva, or SuSE. If you want to use Linspire properly, subscribe to CNR.

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Old 09-10-2005, 05:49 PM   #5
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Is there any way to install a .tar or .tgz file in linspire though?
 
Old 09-10-2005, 07:24 PM   #6
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I would imagine it is the same as any other distro, it just depends what the archive contains.
 
Old 09-10-2005, 07:28 PM   #7
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What are you trying to install?
 
Old 09-10-2005, 07:32 PM   #8
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Is there any way to install a .tar or .tgz file in linspire though?
According to Linspire's website, you're actually less likely to run into problems installing from a tar ball than from an .rpm or .deb. Linspire is a tweaked version of Debian that isn't fully compatible with the Debian packaging system (which is fully capable of handling .rpms and .debs).
 
Old 09-11-2005, 07:29 AM   #9
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installing wine

How can I install wine, then?
The DEB package manager is not under my system, so I cannot do anything.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 08:59 AM   #10
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Check CNR first, it is probably there. If Wine isn't Crossover Office is. Depending on what you need wine for I would install Crossover Office.

If not download the source file from Wine HQ along with WineTools
and follow the directions in the first link on how to compile from source. You will need a compiler such as GCC.

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