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problem installing software

Postby Recoveringgamer on Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:46 pm

Okay, this question pretty much speaks "noob" but here we go. I'm new to linux and am trying to figure out how to install software without internet connection. I use the command line to install but as soon as I get to the step where you're supposed to type ./configure, it won't proceed. Is there some sort of different command in Linux Mint? (like how you have to type 'sudo bash' instead of 'su') I am running Cassandra. Any help would be awesome. Thanks!
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Postby ido on Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:18 pm

Hi,
You can install any and all the packages that you have in you linux-Mint CD or DVD with the standard installers such as Adept or using the console with apt-get install, or if you have it in your cd/dvd with synaptic.
Let's assume that you want to install packages that are not in your cd/dvd, then you can get the packages from many sources and save it to add to you repositories, is they are ubuntu packages you just use the same installers mentioned above, if they are debian packages you can use Gdebi, and if they are other well known formats, then, you can use alien for the installation.
I am no expert and have hardly the need to go through all the configuration process myself I just use the available installers. Others may prefer - and know how to do it- to configure their packages for particular reasons: servers, developers, etc,
Hope it may help,

Ido

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awesome

Postby Recoveringgamer on Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:43 pm

Thanks for the reply. problem solved!
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Postby ido on Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:05 am

Glad you did it! Good luck,

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