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Old 03-11-2004, 11:57 AM   #1
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Installing software

As a new comer to linux i have just installed a duel boot onto my system along with windows Xp.

As a new comer i have managed to find my around quite well getting the internet and email to work,

1.but when it came to installing software, i am stuck, i have downloaded a couple of limux programs, namely the java editor eclipse and hugs, i am stuck as to how to install eclipse, i have tried extractign the zip files but am unable to get the program to run.
2. When i tried to install hugs , i clicked on the rpm file and went through the installing procedure, but i dont know how to run the application. When i now click on the rpm file it tell me that the package is installed.

Any help would be great , i have looked on the internet for installation and linux for dummies but no help was found

any help would be most grateful
Old 03-11-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
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For the zip file, what is in the directory that you've unzipped? Is it a java app that you can run using java? Or is there something like 'configure' there?

As for the rpm, try the command 'hugs' in a console.
Old 03-11-2004, 12:10 PM   #3
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i down loaded the file

i then tried to extract the package to the desktop, which produced the directory eclipse

with in that directory the files are:

directory: features
directory plugins
direcotry: readme
eclipse (properties say this is a binary file, no program associated)

i tired to install the java J2SE i think i completed the installalation but am unable to run it as i dont know how

thanks a lot
Old 03-11-2004, 12:15 PM   #4
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In linux it is usually a program by program basis. If you are running a java app and it's a .jar file type java -jar filename.jar and it should open it(in my experience).
Old 03-11-2004, 12:24 PM   #5
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that did not work, maybe becasue the .jar file was also zipped, i have extracted that and found the main clas and a HTMl document telling me i need to invoke the main class, any idea i go about doing that.



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