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 ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    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.

    List the stuff in this directory.

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

    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.

    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.

    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
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    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:
    cd /tmp
    tar xvfz example.tgz
    This would unpack example.tgz, most probably in a directory called "example" (you can check with
    ls -la
    ). Now go to that new directory:
    cd example
    Now run
    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:
    vi README
    (To learn how to use vi, have a look here: )

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