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Installing Software On Linux

Postby neildexter » Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:38 pm

Hi,

After approximatly 1 1/2 hours I have managed to install Java and Limewire - Finally.

Can anyone explain to me about installing software on linux and is there anything similar to .exe files, I dont understand these .bin and .rpm files???
Also how do I add these programs to the Menu (start button equivalent) on KDE?
When I install software is it meant to automatically go on there? I can't seem to locate Limewire on the menu at all.

Any Help is appreciated

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RE: Installing Software On Linux

Postby towy71 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:45 pm

what distro are you using?
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RE: Installing Software On Linux

Postby neildexter » Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:57 pm

I am using Mandrake LE 2005
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RE: Installing Software On Linux

Postby linuxgirlie » Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:58 pm

Well .rpm's all you need to do is click on them once you have downloaded them, this will bring up a prompt if you are not logged in with root, in this you type your root password and it will just install. .bin's though you would have to do within the console.
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Re: RE: Installing Software On Linux

Postby RD » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:40 pm

linuxgirlie wrote: .bin's though you would have to do within the console.


some thing along the lines of this

$./ut2004.bin

or


$sh ut2004.bin

both will do the job same for .sh

There is a menu editor called kmenu editor or menu editor open it up and add the required app/game if its not built to do that its self that is :D if you find that the app/game is not in the kmenu try opening a terminal and run the app/game

ie

$ut2004

will run UT2004 or you can create a short cut to the application you want on the desktop right click >> new >> link to application the rest will fall into place im sure :D, last time i played with MDK every thing i installed went into /usr/local/bin

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RE: Re: RE: Installing Software On Linux

Postby Ugly_spud » Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:12 am

After downloading the .rpm file fron Adobe.com I have tried to install as per the suggestion by linuxgirlie above, but I get the following message:

Some pagkage requested cannot be installed:
AdobeReader_enu-7.0.1-1.i386 (due to unsatisfied libstdc++.so.5(GLIBCPP_3.2))
Continue?
Abort/Ok

anyone know what I need to do to install this .rpm?
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Postby linuxgirlie » Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:39 am

ohhh dependences havent had one of those in a while.

Basically you need to search for libstdc++.so.5

Now this can be either easy or hard, sometimes just finding this file is fine other times it leads on to a dependence circle of which its never ending!!

Try looking somewhere like www.rpmfind.net or just google. Another way if using mandrake is to search within descriptions instead of name and see if this bring it up.

There are a few sites when putting that into google on search gave this:

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/3/ ... LIBCPP_3.2)

So that might be useful.

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Postby Ugly_spud » Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:11 pm

Thanks for the help linuxgirlie.

I have now managed to install Adobe Reader 7, I just can't get it to open any .pdf they all automatically open on Konqueror for some reason.
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Postby linuxgirlie » Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:46 pm

Ok,

Open Konqueror, go Settings -> Configure Konqueror.

When opened on the left hand side there will be a list of items click on the one that says 'File Assiocaitions' Next in the search box type .pdf it will come up applications with a plus sign, click on the plus sign and it will drop-down, click on pdf. Now you will get some information with an appilcation in preference order, if adobe it listed move that up to the top if its not you will have to add it.

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Postby Ugly_spud » Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:05 pm

Thanks once again linuxgirlie, I had to add it which meant I had to find it .

I think I've done it right I added a file called acroread(sp?).
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Postby neildexter » Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:14 pm

Hi,

Thanks for info it has helped. I am now too having the libstdc++.so.5 issue. I have clicked on the link you have privided linuxgirlie but it brings loads of rpm files up. which do i use???

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Postby ollie » Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:45 am

You need to select the "official" rpm for libstdc++.so.5 that matches the version of Mandriva you are running 10.1, 10.2, or 10.3. Double clicking on the file once downloaded should start the Mandriva installation tool - it does in SuSE Linux. Alternatively open the Mandriva Configuration tool and choose to install software, then browse to the file you downloaded.

YaST, the tool used by SuSE manages all of the dependencies with each software installation from the CD/DVD/Online FTP sources. :wink:
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