Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
I am thinking I need to buy a "linux for idiots" book because I am having an issue insalling almost everything... I just don't know how to do it if ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1

    Exclamation Installation of programs


    I am thinking I need to buy a "linux for idiots" book because I am having an issue insalling almost everything... I just don't know how to do it if its not in a .deb. What do I do with tar files after I unpack them? That is my real question.
    wine is not the only one, I can't insall anytihing that is tar because i just dont know what to do with the files after I unpack them.... like moblock (peerguardian clone), or WINE... i unpack the files, then what? please help me out, i will be endebted to you

  2. #2
    Linux Guru Vergil83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,407
    Brilliant Mediocrity - Making Failure Look Good

  3. #3
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    104
    I am new to Mepis as well but I love the distro. Google how to use apt-get and Synaptic. Those are the installers if you don't compile from source. Another real cool one is called Automatix2.

    Good luck
    Linux is numero uno! I have taken up Archery.
    ______________________

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •