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linuxnewbie
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:24 am    Post subject: How do you install packages in blag? Reply with quote

Guys & gals,
I Installed blag on my pc, just a few days ago, after trying a gazillion different linux distros. Anyways, can someone please inform on different methods to install downloaded tar.gz and tar.bz2 packages in blag? Can this be accomplished via gnome desktop?

Thanks in advance!
Ln


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jebba
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best way to install new packages and update older ones is to use synaptic.See:
Menu->System Tools->Synaptic

Play with that. It will download & install packages you select. It may be in a different place on your menu....

Have fun,

-Jeff

Triangle
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

To install tar-gz you need development tools installed and many devel libs.
It is better to use rpms with Synaptic or rpms for fedora compatible.

Rpms are also easier to uninstall.

You can ever install sources when you become more expert in GNU/Linux.

Guest
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff and/or triangle,
Thanks a mil for your advise. Per your suggestions, I allocated some free time to familiarize myself with synaptic.

It took a while for me to get the hang of it, but I was finally able to install hundreds of additional packages, after realizing how to add blag server links correctly.

Now, I'm still curious about something .......... is it possible to install individual downloaded packages via synaptic, minus blag/linux servers & directly from one's own hard drive? After installing blag for the first time on my pc, I downloaded Mplayer(tar) and attempted to install it via the redhat 9 Rpm command set. No dice! I'm familiar with dependency issues, but that didn't seem to be the case. I typed the unpacking/install commands as dictated by the infamous linux documentation project, let me tell ya.......... I might as well have typed in japanese. Later, I was able to obtain mplayer via synaptic. Yet, for future reference, when it comes to downloading packages from ftp & http sites, i wonder........................

any thoughts?
ln

jebba
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mplayer is in the blag repository. I'm not sure what you had to "add the blag server links correctly" as the defaults should be ok.

Glad to hear you have it working though :)

stevo32
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to find mplayer in the repository. Don't bother with the mplayer .tar.gz/.tgz file you got, its going to take you forever to get anywhere with it. Just download it from the repository using Synaptic.

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TSS_Killer
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea most of the packages are ready to install right from the repos.

Had to clean up that double post mess...(deletes post).


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Guest
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure you can install RPMS found on the web (rpmbone...) the redhat tool just ask you to satisfy dependencies that are often not easy to provide.
The best way in Linux learning is to try!

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