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Old 04-29-2008, 01:38 PM   #1
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Limewire Install On Linux

Hello, I'm a linux noob so I'll try and pass some info on what I'm running and trying to do.

I have a Linux VPS(server) running CentOS 5/HyperVM/LxAdmin

I just setup VNC server and KDE to run a gui and remotely connect to it using the VNC.

I'm trying to install Limewire.( There are a few versions to download from their site.

Linux (Ubuntu, Debian)

Other Systems (OS/2, Solaris, Linux)

Anyone know if CentOS can run any of these versions of limewire?

Well I gave it a shot with the "limewire Other Systems" and in the readme file it said to run "" . I did this from the "run command" in KDE desktop and I get

"Error - KDesktop" "Unknown Host" Then the dialog just says "close" and thats it.

Now I'm not very knowledgeable when It comes to understanding if CentOS can install applications meant for Ubuntu, Debian.

Can anyone help out a noober with this one?
Old 04-29-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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Here's the walkthrough for the command line :

Step 1, start Konsole.
Step 2, create a new directory for Limewire and download the universal Linux package
$ cd ~
$ mkdir limewire
$ cd limewire
$ wget

Step 3, it will download a .zip file - unpack it
$ unzip -e

Step 4, now run
$ ./
The "./" before "" is to tell the shell to look in the current directory for ""; if you don't do this (or run it from the KDE run dialog) it will default to looking for "" in your environment's $PATH variable. $PATH is a variable that simply tells the shell where to look for any programs. As you're a noob, I suggest never touching your $PATH variable; instead set any custom commands with the "alias" command in your ~/.bashrc file, but that's beyond the scope of this thread.


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