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hello im new to mandriva and linux itself, my question is what extension to a file should a file have to be able to install? like blablabla.rpm or . tar ...
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- 11-30-2005 #1
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- Nov 2005
like blablabla.rpm or . tar or .......
and when i get the right file how do i install?
and also when its installed does it go into the "start menu" like in windows?
- 11-30-2005 #2
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- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- 11-30-2005 #3
Re: installing softwareOriginally Posted by garylouden
rpm -ihv [name of RPM file here]
tar -xzv [name or tar.gz or tgz file] cd [directory everything just extraced to, usually the name of the tar.gz/tgz file w/o the tar.gz/tgz] ./configure [configures the program to compile] make [compiles the program, if it has errors post on the board] make install [installs the program]
tar -xjv [name of tar.bz* file]
Edit: On note of the 'start menu', USUALLY when you install a RPM it will install a shortcut in your KMenu(IN KDE) or your Applications menu(in GNOME) but tar.* files are compiled from source and don't usually make shortcuts, you have to manually add them or ask a kind soul to make a compiled package with the shorcuts in it for you.Nothing is worse than ten penguins fighting over which is better, vi or emacs.
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- 11-30-2005 #4
You should look into urpmi. It is a package manager that will handle installing programs for you.
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