Newby - General Software Install Procedure Suse 10

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by spiritsofadventure, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. spiritsofadventure

    spiritsofadventure New Member

    Firstly i hope this is the correct place to post this question ? I have installed suse 10. I am a novice to linux and suse 10. I am now downloading software that i would like to install including f-secure anti virus for linux. Could somebody please give me a complete newby info on how to install tgz files that i have downloaded to my documents folder. I have no idea how to execute an install ? Should i be installing from my documents or from some other location ? Is there software that will automate the instalation of tgz files. What i am looking for is a simple explanation on how to commence instalation on new software and where to install it too. Thank you in advance to the moderators for your time and expertise. simon Discover a world without frontiers
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2006
  2. sbovisjb1

    sbovisjb1 HowtoForge Supporter

    Basic UNIX/LINUX commands

    mkdir: Make a Directory

    rm [-rf]: Remove files

    history [-c]: View Recently used commands the -c to clear it

    fsck: Filesystem consistency check and repair

    kill <process>: Stops a process from running

    passwd: Change the password

    rmdir: Delete a Directory

    who: prints all users logged on

    whoami: Prints Current user ID

    *remember man is good to you... its the MANUAL*

    cd <directory>
    Change directory to <directory> Note: ../ is to go back a directory.

    chmod a+x <file>
    Change permission of file to all + excecute.

    ls
    List the stuff in this directory.

    rm <file>
    Delete <file>. Note: You may need command 2.

    top
    shows top processes, use kill -9 [PID]
    to kill process in top if oyu type k it writes kill

    vi <file>
    Edit file in vi text editor Note: Type ":qa!" without the quotes and press enter to quit WITHOUT saving.

    ./<file>
    Excecute <file>.

    mv <file> <newfilename>
    Rename <file> to <newfilename>. Note: If the new file name has a directory in it as in "../Desktop/file.txt" will move the file back one directory into desktop and name it file.txt.

    su
    Become root. Note: sudo <command> is a command to do a function as root.

    shutdown now
    Shutdown the computer... NOW!

    cc <file>
    Compile c source code. Note: gcc <file> is another compiler.

    pwd - displays the path to your current directoy. cd /usr/share/, then pwd, would result in: /usr/share.

    clear - clears everything from your console screen

    cat - cat <filename> echos the content of a file to your console window

    less - echos the contents of a file to the window one page at a time, advanced by spacebar.

    Those are the basic commands... for more indetailed advice, goto to this website. It has a detailed overview of ALL the current linux commands

    http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/linux/cmd/
     
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    First you should get used to the command line. Log in as root.
    Now let's say you have the file example.tgz in the /tmp directory. Do this:
    Code:
    cd /tmp
    tar xvfz example.tgz
    This would unpack example.tgz, most probably in a directory called "example" (you can check with
    Code:
    ls -la
    ). Now go to that new directory:
    Code:
    cd example
    Now run
    Code:
    ls -la
    to see what's in that directory. Normally you have a README or INSTALL file in there which tells you what to do. You can read that file with vi:
    Code:
    vi README
    (To learn how to use vi, have a look here: http://www.howtoforge.com/faq/12_15_en.html )
     

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