installation of any package
well I'm using Linux every now and then, and it's only because everything takes a long time to do = will explain later.
I was using Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSe and now Mandriva 2007.
I want to stay with Linux instead of windows(that's why I chose Mandriva), but there is lot of things that keeps my hands off any version of Linux. Maybe the problem is ME(myself) but I really want to get through, so please help.
The bigest problem for me is to install anything under Linux, anything I download, or get from somewhere, is for different distro or has a different extension, and it always steals a lot of time off my life, which I really can't afford as I have very little time for my self.
for example, I need to install virtualBox, which should be part of Mandriva DVD, but it is not there, so I've found it on web, downloaded it and here we are - problem - can't install it, because there is no doc about installing it under mandriva and this is where I spend most of my time - looking for solutions how to install some little program (this is a little explanation of first sentence)
I have these 2 packages downloaded:
the first one looks familiar - RPM, but what about the run on the end ???
I have found some description about different file with run extension and it told me to use some command that I have used and here is what happened:
I have tried the example, but it gives me error:
$ sh ./VirtualBox_1.4.0_Linux_amd64.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox for Linux installation........
VirtualBox Version 1.4.0 (Wed Jun 6 10:03:19 CEST 2007) installation
Usage: install [<installation directory>] | uninstall
so I've spent another 30 minutes just looking for some help - NO luck
$ ./VirtualBox_1.4.0_Linux_amd64.run install
bash: ./VirtualBox_1.4.0_Linux_amd64.run: Permission denied
that's why I'm trying to get help in these forums.
I never ask for help, but now I really want this to be running.
Why there isn't some universal UI for installing packages of any type, that would really help me and other people who want to use Linux, but for all these reasons they won't. I'm a IT technician and half PHP/MySQL coder, so I know a bit of everything and I have no problem to learn, but I really don't have time for stuff like this. Is there at least a chance to get some doc about installing any type of packages ?
double click on packages would really help :mrgreen:
one more thing, what's the best folder to install stuff to // as in windows is Program files ???
thank you guys
much appreciate your help.