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Old 09-06-2003, 06:02 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: south africa
Distribution: suse
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Unhappy newbie cant get a grips installing softeare

i am in the process of getting used to linux suse but i have a problem installing software
for ex i tried to install stoq software the command is '% python install"
and i get a message "no such job "

i then tried to install a software called calamar with no results
the document said download jedit and click to start install but when i click it it opens the file and the contents of the file are displayed but nothing else happens

i must be doing somthing stupid anyone can tell me if theres a simple way of installing software on linux suse 8.0
Old 09-06-2003, 06:17 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Austin, TX
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Don't get discouraged. It takes a while to get used to the
little linux/unix tidbits that old timers take for granted.

I'm not familiar with what you are trying to install, but I'm pretty sure the command is really:

python install

and not

% python install

The "%" is where the documentation author probably copy and pasted his command prompt, "%" along with the command, or he took for granted that most people know "%", "#", or "$" are standard prompt characters.

Old 09-06-2003, 06:32 PM   #3
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john_i thanx i am very greatful
it worked


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