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    I hate linux part II

    ..how in the world of hades do install a friggin program on this?

    example...downloaded latest version of firefox ..extracted the tar file to my home directory and i have no clue how to install it ...

    mandriva 2005









    this is why Linux will never go mainstream

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    You could try from command line ./programfilename

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo
    this is why Linux will never go mainstream
    To late, it already has

    izzohost$ tar xvzf firefox-1.5.0.1.tar.gz
    izzohost$ cd firefox
    izzohost$ ./firefox
    "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional...) for AT clones... It's not portable and it probably [won't ever] support anything other than AT hard disks, as thats all I have :-(." --Posted on Usenet August 1991 by Linus Trovalds
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    curiosity builds security | dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=100
    EOF

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    Quote Originally Posted by greEd
    To late, it already has

    izzohost$ tar xvzf firefox-1.5.0.1.tar.gz
    izzohost$ cd firefox
    izzohost$ ./firefox
    lol....there is a definate community but it will never catch on with the masses because of the 145698628549654609546 configuration files you gotta fiddle with just to get a simple service running....

    will try this again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo
    lol....there is a definate community but it will never catch on with the masses because of the 145698628549654609546 configuration files you gotta fiddle with just to get a simple service running....

    will try this again...
    It's all very simple once you get used to it. Trust me.

    Stick to it don't give up! If you need to pm me I'll be glad to help you.
    "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional...) for AT clones... It's not portable and it probably [won't ever] support anything other than AT hard disks, as thats all I have :-(." --Posted on Usenet August 1991 by Linus Trovalds
    http://www.computerglitch.net
    curiosity builds security | dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=100
    EOF

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    I get an error message

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by greEd
    It's all very simple once you get used to it. Trust me.

    Stick to it don't give up! If you need to pm me I'll be glad to help you.
    very generous......there are times i feel i start to catch on ....then comes today


    it's difficult to maintain patience

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    What flavor are you running?
    "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional...) for AT clones... It's not portable and it probably [won't ever] support anything other than AT hard disks, as thats all I have :-(." --Posted on Usenet August 1991 by Linus Trovalds
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    curiosity builds security | dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=100
    EOF

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    mandriva 2005

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo
    mandriva 2005
    Don't you have some type of apt or yast or rpm manager on that thing? If it was a debian or flavor of, a simple, 'apt-get install firefox', or something to that effect would get it bundled for you.

    Well Nix is not easy, I don't give a crap what they say.... Moving from windows is not easy, especially if you have any kind of new hardware. Healthy learning curve, but, don't get discouraged, it does start to get a bit easier as you learn.

    I'm still trying to get all the HW on my lappy working right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid
    Don't you have some type of apt or yast or rpm manager on that thing? If it was a debian or flavor of, a simple, 'apt-get install firefox', or something to that effect would get it bundled for you.

    Well Nix is not easy, I don't give a crap what they say.... Moving from windows is not easy, especially if you have any kind of new hardware. Healthy learning curve, but, don't get discouraged, it does start to get a bit easier as you learn.

    I'm still trying to get all the HW on my lappy working right.
    not for firefox .... just comes in a .tar.gz file..... tried the graphical rpm manager they got and i couldn't get that to work either....so i just deleted all the firefox directories/files and got a fresh copy of the download...

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    open up a terminal, cd over to the appropriate directory (if you have the sources, that is, if it's firefox, i think it comes w/ the installer, double click it in your window manager)...anyway cd over to the directory..at the shell prompt:

    ./configure <enter>
    make <enter>
    make install <enter>

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    i still find it miraculous that i got the Nvidia drivers to install and work ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amro
    open up a terminal, cd over to the appropriate directory (if you have the sources, that is, if it's firefox, i think it comes w/ the installer, double click it in your window manager)...anyway cd over to the directory..at the shell prompt:

    ./configure <enter>
    make <enter>
    make install <enter>
    i've tried this also ....


    when i type in "./configure" i get an error message saying no such file or directory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo
    i still find it miraculous that i got the Nvidia drivers to install and work ...
    You the man.

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    i downloaded it on my windows box to see the directory structure.. try typing this while at the directory at a shell prompt:

    ./firefox

    if that doesn't work, try ./firefox-bin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amro
    i downloaded it on my windows box to see the directory structure.. try typing this while at the directory at a shell prompt:

    ./firefox

    if that doesn't work, try ./firefox-bin
    ok ..lemme see if i understand correctly....

    within a terminal window ...as root i type

    ./firefox or ./firefox-bin ....correct?


    to install the nvidia drivers i typed in sh before the file name and it was kinda easy from there ...

    am i in the ballpark ?
    Last edited by Izzo; 03-26-06 at 07:58 PM.

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    Izzo - may be that linux hates you. In which case, you're screwed.

    Which package did you download? bin, src, rpm, srpm?
    Go into the untared dir and see what is executable.
    anything is possible - nothing is free


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberskye
    Izzo - may be that linux hates you. In which case, you're screwed.

    Which package did you download? bin, src, rpm, srpm?
    Go into the untared dir and see what is executable.
    You're probably right skye.....If I were Linux I'd hate me too


    it's a bin

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