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    How to install programs on Linux

    I am totally new to Linux and I am trying to install the CodeBlocks IDE. I have figured out how to "untar" my binary installation file, but that only gives me a folder with about 7 files that have a .deb extension on them. How do I execute or install these files? Thanks.

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums!

    Check this HowTo for instructions on installing software under Linux a number of different ways:

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    Hmmm, I actually have several .deb files that were "untarred." I don't think I saw anything about these kind of files in that help link. Is there another help source that can help me understand how to install these .deb files? Thanks.

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    You can use dpkg to install them, or at least you could if you were using a Debian based distro. Unfortunately Mandriva is rpm based and doesn't use that format. You may be able to convert them using a tool called alien but this will only convert the packages, you may find other incompatibilites if it was built for a Debian system.

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    Linux Enthusiast minthaka's Avatar
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    May 2006
    Mol, Vojvodina
    You shouldn't have to use .deb files, since there are packed for Debian based distributions. Mandriva is a Red Hat based distro, so its packages are .rpm -s.
    Please visit: Easy Urpmi
    and add package sources to your system. After that in rpmdrake you can add as many programs as you want to. This is the Mandriva way.
    If you need a CD/DVD catalogizer, give a try to my program:
    Linux Usert#430188

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    Fife, Scotland
    and codeblocks is in the Mandriva repos.

    Installing and removing software - Mandriva Community Wiki


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    Do you all know a good free C programming IDE for Mandriva?

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    try eclipse with plugin

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