How to install software on Linux!

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How to install software on Linux!

Post by wooopz91 on Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:41 pm
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Hello,i would need help with that :/ is there anyone who can tell me how to do this? I searched on the google a bit but dont really understand what they mean .... thnx
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Re: How to install software on Linux!

Post by 193zaitsev on Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:46 pm
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What are you trying to install. You may have to be root for some of these.

If it's an installer, then you'll want to run it with
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./the_executable.bin


If your compiling from source, you'll need to compile it by cd'ing to the correct folder. Then build the program, likely with something like
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./configure
make
make install

They'll likely be a more detailed file with the source called INSTALL

If its a package such as (.deb or .rpm) you'll need more distro specific commands.
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Re: How to install software on Linux!

Post by The Lieutenant on Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:51 pm
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It depends on the file type.
Debian:
apt-get install "package name"
RPM (Fedora)
yum install "package name"
Slackware
you have to download the package first and then type
installpkg "package.tgz"

There are several others just giving some examples.
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