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Hi all, It is my first post here. I am supposed to use a software called software packages called ChISELS 1.0 from Sandia National lab. The software is dependent on ...
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    Hi all, It is my first post here. I am supposed to use a software called software packages called ChISELS 1.0 from Sandia National lab. The software is dependent on 2 other packages. And one of the 2 packages uses CMAKE for building. I am new to Linux. But I am trying since last week to get my simulation working. But I am facing some problems or the other. So, I have the following questions-
    (1) I used some tutorials on CMAKE available on Net and tried to build the package. But after building the package I am unable to install it. Is there a step-wise and very clear set of instructions which I can follow to install my software ?
    (2) How do I know that I have installed my software correctly. Normally, I use where command and if I can find my program in the list I conclude that I have successfully installed my program. Is this correct ?
    (3) Can you suggest a systematic approach to install softwares, which in turn require a number of other softwares to be pre-installed (dependencies I guess) and which are available in the form of source code ?
    (4) Lastly, I have installed and extracted some programs in wrong places and when I try to delete it I am unable to do so. Can you tell why this is happening?

    I am trying hard to get accustomed to Linux from windows. But things have not worked out yet. I am sorry if some questions are repeated. But I thought I will post all my questions at once.

    I would really appreciate any help.

    Thanks
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    Hello and Welcome!

    Is this a Windows based program? If so, you'll need to use something like Wine to get it going.
    If it's a Linux application, take a look here: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html

    Post back with any questions you might have, including errors and what distro you are using.
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    Its is a linux-based program. That is the reason for switching to Linux in the first place. I use Fedora. I guess my problem my main software requires other packages (5 of them) to be installed and I have to use CMAKE to build them. It is bit overwhelming, honestly. I am starting all over again.I will try to post specific problems and errors that I encounter.
    Thanks for your response.

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    What version of Fedora do you have?
    It might just be an issue of setting up software repos.
    If you're new to Linux, specifically Fedora, take a look for tips here: mjm wired :: Resources
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    Newbies, like myself - should avoid any install outside of a package provided by your distro. I got my entire system up and running, from scratch - by myself, without installing anything not contained in a Debian package, and installed using apt-get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samarpan88 View Post
    (1) I used some tutorials on CMAKE available on Net and tried to build the package. But after building the package I am unable to install it. Is there a step-wise and very clear set of instructions which I can follow to install my software ?
    Get to know yum:
    Code:
    man yum
    Install cmake via yum:
    Code:
    yum install cmake
    (2) How do I know that I have installed my software correctly. Normally, I use where command and if I can find my program in the list I conclude that I have successfully installed my program. Is this correct ?
    Commands to list all installed RPM packages:
    Code:
    rpm -qa
    yum list installed
    To check on cmake specifically:
    Code:
    rpm -qv cmake
    cmake --version
    (3) Can you suggest a systematic approach to install softwares, which in turn require a number of other softwares to be pre-installed (dependencies I guess) and which are available in the form of source code ?
    Stick with installing packages with yum when at all possible. It will handle dependencies for you. If you have to install from source, read the documentation (INSTALL, README, etc.) that comes with the source!
    (4) Lastly, I have installed and extracted some programs in wrong places and when I try to delete it I am unable to do so. Can you tell why this is happening?
    Show exactly the commands you are using to remove the programs and the errors that you get when you do so.

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