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Bl00dy tarballs and RPMs

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by Leehaa, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Why is it so bl00dy hard to install software in Linux?

    GRRRRRRRRH!
     
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  2. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Doh - it would make sense to have the correct permissions on the directory that you are trying to 'make' from.

    Maybe Linux ain't so bad...:oops:
     
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  3. Gingerdave

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    I do have a copy of linux kicking around, it hides in my desk and haunts my nightmares... :blink
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I must admit, I had a brief run in with Linex, and I wasnt a fan to say the least!!

    Im sure its good if you know what your doing, but I didnt haha. 8)
     
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    it would help to say what you trying to install and on what distro.... thats why ubuntu is a good distro IMO their installation of packages has got easier for people starting out and they use the debian apt system which is good in it own right as well.. here is a hint.. if you trying to install something try google the application name along with the distro you trying and there is often help out there and eventually you will get the help you need.

    8)
     
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  6. skulkerboyo

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    Put as much time into Linux as you did into studying windows and in no time you'll be a whiz:biggrin
     
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  7. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Cheers for the comments. Isn't it frustrating?!

    I managed to sort it in the end. I had an XDMCP session open (where Root was disabled - as it should really be) and I had downloaded the software before su to root, so it was just complaining about the permissions...but when you've spent a couple of days configuring the damn thing and nothing is straight-forward (you are researching to understand your research) it is easier to get a bit short tempered!

    Linux is extremely frustrating, but also really rewarding when you get things working 8). I find it's also helping me learn things about networking that I never really found out about in a mainly Windows environment...

    Will be swearing again tomorrow lol, but things are deffo starting to get more familiar! :D
     
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