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Old 14th May 2006, 08:45 PM
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Tidy HTML/General install procedures?

Hi there guys,

I wanted to work with Quanta Plus, and on startup, it told me that it was missing the Tidy application for complete functionality, so I went to the tidy page(http://tidy.sourceforge.net), downloaded it and uncompressed to to desktop.

Upon viewing I see a single file in the /bin directory with no instructions. The web site also is lacking any directions for install, which leads me to believe that it's a no-brainer.

However, I'm stumped. Being new at this, I'm wary of just dropping it in /bin. is that all I'm supposed to do, or is there something else that needs to be done to install this?

thanks very much for your time,
json
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Old 14th May 2006, 09:26 PM
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Not a direct answer to your question, but I always prefer to install stuff using Yum, whenever possible. That way I know I'm getting a package prepared spefically for Fedora. Instructions for setting it up is at http://www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware (for FC5, there are also versions for FC4 and older).

Since tidy is in Extras, it should be as easy as doing "yum install tidy" as root.
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Old 14th May 2006, 10:16 PM
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Thanks!

Wow, that's even better than the answer to my question!

It will take me some time to come to realise that even if the developer doesn't comment on it, there might be a version of the app tailored to FC.

thanks,
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