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Hi, I just want to know how to install an application in Linux machine. For example i want to install firefox. How to do it? Regards, geetha...
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    Install an application in Linux


    Hi,

    I just want to know how to install an application in Linux machine. For example i want to install firefox. How to do it?

    Regards,
    geetha
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    Hi geethalakshmi and welcome!

    Just how you install something in Linux depends on which distribution you are using (eg. Ubuntu, Mandriva...) What distribution do you have?
    Distribution: Archlinux
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    Hi,

    If you know Linux, you can use compilation from sources, but you must be install the depends of application.

    Otherwise we can use packages installators like :
    - APT-GET : For debian and Ubuntu
    - YUM : For Fedora, RedHat
    - Up2Date for RedHat
    - URPMI : For Mandrake
    ...

    Regards

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    for stability fo your distro, if you are newbie, i strongly prefer you to use your distro's package manager.

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    Tutku's right: compiling from source right now is a bad idea, and totally unnecessary. Remember: your package manager is your friend.
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    apt-get install firefox

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    These are very good command to install application:
    #yum install <appname>
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    1. download the rpm package
    2. #rpm -ivh <appname>.rpm
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    #wget <appname>

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    hey what is distro.. I didn't under stand..
    what is distribution here...
    Can you explan it...

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    Hi,

    hey suppose I want to insall an application on linux. the application will be in which format(like in windows setup.exe file)..
    wht are the commands to install if the application depends upon format can you explain it.

    Thanks in advance..


    Thanks,
    Sateesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamsateesh View Post
    hey what is distro.. I didn't under stand..
    what is distribution here...
    Can you explan it...
    A distribution is a collection of software along with a kernel. Some examples of "distributions" are Ubuntu, SuSE, Fedora, and Slackware. Different distributions sometimes have different ways to install and remove software.
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