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    Software intallation problems.


    Ok, I don't understand about software installation in Linux. I downloaded the RealPlayer software from the www.real.com site. Now I have no idea what to do next. Double clicking on the .bin file does nothing. It just brings up the archive manager and an error box comes up saying it does not know what kind of archive file this is. What to do?

    Is this typical of software installations? Is there no simple double click and go type of installations under Linux?

    Thanks,

    Keith

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    open Terminal or Konsole, navigate to the folder having .bin file using 'cd' command. let say bin file is stored at Desktop and filename is foo.bin.
    execute this
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    cd ~/Desktop
    chmod +x foo.bin
    ./foo.bin
    check this tutorial, 'How to Install Softwares in Linux'.
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    From a newbie point of view there is no "one click fixes all " installation method.......well not like windows anyway (although rpm packages come close).
    On the whole it will be a very different experience compared to what you're accustomed to.
    Check out TechieMoes excellent HowTo

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html

    Oh and i'd reconsider installing realplayer....
    " I didn't know it was a picture of his wife! I thought it was a publicity shot form Planet Of the Apes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bassinvader
    From a newbie point of view there is no "one click fixes all " installation method.......well not like windows anyway (although rpm packages come close).
    On the whole it will be a very different experience compared to what you're accustomed to.
    Check out TechieMoes excellent HowTo

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html

    Oh and i'd reconsider installing realplayer....

    Thanks for the tips. I just want to listen to some internet radio stations. Like Rogers Yahoo has, but the player will not work under Linux. Any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    open Terminal or Konsole, navigate to the folder having .bin file using 'cd' command. let say bin file is stored at Desktop and filename is foo.bin.
    execute this
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop
    chmod +x foo.bin
    ./foo.bin
    check this tutorial, 'How to Install Softwares in Linux'.
    Nope. Here is the error I get:

    ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    Thanks,

    Keith

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    which Linux distro are you using?
    that error usually pops up in Fedora. if you are using Fedora, execute this
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    su -
    yum -y install libstdc++
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    which Linux distro are you using?
    that error usually pops up in Fedora. if you are using Fedora, execute this
    Code:
    su -
    yum -y install libstdc++
    No, Mandriva

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    Code:
    urpmi linstdc++
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    Not quite there yet

    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    Code:
    urpmi linstdc++
    no package named linstdc++

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    ^^^ Try "urpmi gcc-c++".
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