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05-Jul-2006, 09:55 AM #16
Thumbs up Linux Newbie says Thanks
Well, thats a big thank you from me! I now have an idea on how to install programs on Linux. Hurray!!!

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03-Feb-2007, 06:46 AM #17
ok my basic trouble shooting is how to install program on linux os
say i have this media player
now my point is how to install this media player software
pliz be more in details and possibe in step wise for which i will be very grateful
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26-Jul-2007, 03:19 PM #18
Instructions on how to Install from RPM.

Got that from Googling 'how to uninstall RPM'

How to uninstall software from Linux.
Depends on how you installed it.
rpm -e software
if you use rpms.

If you're using apt-get, try
apt-get remove software

But that was posted a long time ago so you probably won't read this. lol.
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22-Aug-2007, 02:03 PM #19
Red face Software and Linux
I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, computer literate,rather too old and long in the tooth to learn new disciplines,however I am interested enough to have realized that the major opperating system out there sucks.For a while now I have been running a duel boot,xp v ubuntu,but have now decided to bite the bullet and run ubuntu exclusively.I am sure that there are many more people out there who would do the same but for one thing,geek speak!
Now dont get me wrong,two of my sons are a bit geeky and they talk a language which is beyond grasp,but I still love them,sometimes.My point is that I would be much more comfortable with Linux if I could understand the the instructions for simple things such as installing software,as it is I have had endless attempts at installing a dvd player for example,with no success,or perhaps I should say I can install it but it wont work.I seem to get conflicting advice from the various 'experts' and will probably give up on it soon,after all I do have a dvd player built for purpose.
So you tech guys out there please remember that not all computer users are as clever as you and try to help us ordinary folk by dumbing down a bit and occasionaly using plain language,as found in the opening item in this forum.
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22-Aug-2007, 03:12 PM #20
Originally Posted by rob.rice
well one important thing was left out
always always right after untaring the archive read the README file
I second this along with reading a file called "INSTALL" or "install.txt" which should have a step-by-step installation procedure for the app being built.

"make test", "make tests" or "make check" should also be used to make sure the app just built actually works. Some apps have test that come with the tarball and some don't.

So, when I install an app (like the Pidgin 2.1.1 upgrade I installed last night), I usually do this:

$ tar zxf [app-version-tarball].tar.gz
$ cd [app-version-dir]
$ more README
$ more INSTALL
$ ./configure [options, if necessary]
$ time make (so I can see long it took to build)
$ make test (or make tests or make check)
$ su
# make install
# exit
$ exit

This is on my 64-bit Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Linux system at home.

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11-Jun-2008, 07:18 AM #21
Simple! Delete the concerned program folder !
The command is (as root) :
rm -rf <path_to_program_folder>
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11-Jun-2008, 07:28 AM #22
As root user execute the "rm -rf <program folder> " command.
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