Newbie:how to run files downloaded
i'm only familiar with DOS and is learning RootLinux as quick as
what is rpm and compiling and sources?
also how to set-up app from my linux cd?
That depends on the format of the files/programs you download. If it's a .gzQuote:> Newbie:how to run files downloaded
RPM's are RedHat's way of packaging software. From the shell you generallyQuote:> what is rpm and compiling and sources?
Don't know what Linux distribution you're running, but I can at least helpQuote:> also how to set-up app from my linux cd?
Kent R. Nilsen
Is RootLinux a distribution?Quote:>Newbie:how to run files downloaded
>i'm only familiar with DOS and is learning RootLinux as quick as
RPM is the RedHat Package Management system, it's a format forQuote:>what is rpm and compiling and sources?
Compiling sources is the most basic method of installing programs in
linux/unix. You'll usually have to do this if the program you've
downloaded is a tar.gz file. You'd most likely have to do something
like "gunzip file.tar.gz", then run "tar xvf file.tar". Most of the
time, when you untar the file, it will create a new sub-directory of
the one that you're currently in, and the sub will most likely be
named the same as the file without the extension, in this case it
would be "file". So then you'd cd to that sub.
To install it, you would then run "./configure", wait for that to
finish, then run "make", wait for that to finish, then run "make
install", and once that's done you should be able to run the program.
For example, if you were installing KVirc this way, you would then run
it by typing "KVirc" and hitting enter. Most programs also stick an
INSTALL and/or README file into the their directory after you untar
them, so you might want to read that as well.
Depends on what distribution you have. If it's RedHat, then you wouldQuote:>also how to set-up app from my linux cd?
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> Newbie:how to run files downloaded
> i'm only familiar with DOS and is learning RootLinux as quick as
> what is rpm and compiling and sources?
> also how to set-up app from my linux cd?
Alex Lim Chee Onn
VCN Technology Sendirian Berhad (http://www.vcn.com.my)
Future Trend Computer Services (http://www.ftrend.com.my)
I've installed Linux and now I'm trying to download a tar file from this
I tried to click on the link 'download' and I expected the download to
start (and a dialog box should display the progress).
But instead the file was loaded into my browser and I saw lots of
unreadable binary code.
I presume this is NOT what should occur; so question is: how can I
download such a file?
Thanks in advance,
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