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Old 04-05-2001

I am not sure how to install a program in linux. I have Java 2 on a CD the CD Mounts but then I'm lost. What do I need to do so that the programm will install on my system? Thank you,

# 2  
Old 04-05-2001
Check the Documentation that comes with the program, it should tell you how to install.
# 3  
Old 04-05-2001

I have it does not tell me how to install it in Unix.

# 4  
Old 04-05-2001
Look for an install script or README file. What files do you see on the CD? Run the file command on any files to see if it is an RPM file.
# 5  
Old 04-05-2001

Thanks and if it is what do I do to compile the program for it to install?
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Old 04-07-2001
The Red Hat Linux software packages are provided in RPM format, so you can install the packages using RPM.

rpm -ivh Test-1.0-1.i586.rpm

If the following text is displayed,installation is successful.

Test           #######################################

for more info man rpm

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Old 04-08-2001

Ok Cool thanks for the help.
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