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_tragic_
16th December 2007, 04:20 AM
i am looking for a program to install files automaticly. is there anything?

Demz
16th December 2007, 04:23 AM
you might wanna try yumex but that wont install stuff automatically for you,

to get yumex go to terminal an typs

su -
passy

yum -y install yumex

scottro
16th December 2007, 05:05 AM
What do you mean automatically? That you click on it and it works like a Windows installer, or something that will install with absolutely no input from you?

I don't install stuff that way, but sometimes if you download with firefox or opera, for example, if the chosen behavior is to open with the package installer as opposed to saving to disk, it will download and install for you. I'm not sure if that works wtih anything that's not an rpm though.

Yum will automatically check for updates and with a few clicks, do the installing for you.

HTH, but not sure it does.

_tragic_
16th December 2007, 05:11 AM
What do you mean automatically? That you click on it and it works like a Windows installer, or something that will install with absolutely no input from you?

I don't install stuff that way, but sometimes if you download with firefox or opera, for example, if the chosen behavior is to open with the package installer as opposed to saving to disk, it will download and install for you. I'm not sure if that works wtih anything that's not an rpm though.

Yum will automatically check for updates and with a few clicks, do the installing for you.

HTH, but not sure it does.

yea those tar.bz2 files are a *****

Demz
16th December 2007, 05:15 AM
why do you need the bz2 files, can you not find rpm's?

_tragic_
16th December 2007, 05:21 AM
why do you need the bz2 files, can you not find rpm's?
not really most files i need are .bin and .bz2

_tragic_
16th December 2007, 05:22 AM
not to mention i have no clue what im doing. ive been windows since a baby

stevea
16th December 2007, 05:31 AM
What 'files' do you need ? Be specific. You might be surprised what packages appear in Fedora and other repos.

_tragic_
16th December 2007, 05:53 AM
What 'files' do you need ? Be specific. You might be surprised what packages appear in Fedora and other repos.
i need the java runtime environment but the one on the list dont work for what i need when i had mandriva i got it working but fedora wont do it for me

Demz
16th December 2007, 05:56 AM
have you not tried icedtea? .. performance wise its better than sun java

_tragic_
16th December 2007, 06:32 AM
have you not tried icedtea? .. performance wise its better than sun java

iced tea dont work for what i am doing

scottro
16th December 2007, 06:35 AM
To go back to your original question, I don't know of an automatic installer for tar.gz and tar.bz2. Those files have to be extracted and compiled.

Wayne
16th December 2007, 06:41 AM
To be honest, Fedora really isn't a distro for a newbie, especially when you have to 'get your hands dirty' and run commands from a Terminal to install some packages, like Java. But if you follow the simple instructions you won't believe what you can achieve and learn in the process :)

Edit: Dangermouse has an install script that will install most third-party packages for you, but it doesn't look like Java is included. He has instructions to install it though:

http://dnmouse.webs.com/autoinstall.htm

Edit2: I closed your other thread as you've already got Java mentioned here and altered the title a bit :)

Wayne

_tragic_
16th December 2007, 06:46 AM
To be honest, Fedora really isn't a distro for a newbie, especially when you have to 'get your hands dirty' and run commands from a Terminal to install some packages, like Java. But if you follow the simple instructions you won't believe what you can achieve and learn in the process :)

Wayne
i cant seem to get the codes to work
the file is on my desktop it is named "jre-6u3-linux-i586-rpm.bin" it is in the "/home/thadius/Desktop" can anyone give me a step by step on how to get it working?

_tragic_
16th December 2007, 06:56 AM
anything? i am helpless!!!

Demz
16th December 2007, 07:13 AM
anything? i am helpless!!!
you already have links on howto's in the thread, read those, there pretty straight forward

AllanPen
16th December 2007, 08:04 AM
anything? i am helpless!!!
I think you should go here http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f8.html#sudo

Start by configuring sudo and yum.

Then scroll down to java runtime plugin.
If you make sure you have a "downloads" directory in your home directory e.g. /home/thadius/downloads
and in Firefox's preference; instruct Firefox to use the /home/thadius/downloads as its' place to download to.
Then you will be able to follow the instructions verbatum; just copy and paste each command into terminal.
I know it works; been there done that.

Edit: By the way it's fun learning all this new stuff. I'm late 60's and I manage. Stick with it. Lots of help around when you need it.

erikpkn
16th December 2007, 01:22 PM
There are several ways to install Java. Here's one: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#java. And here's another: http://vertito.blogspot.com/2007/11/sun-java-on-fedora-8-install-howto.html. I used the the latter. It didn't went exactly as described, but I got the Java-plugin working in Firefox. Also you can google for "fedora 8" install java to get more methods. But, as has been said, you'll have to get your hands dirty to install Java!

AllanPen
16th December 2007, 09:20 PM
Me thinks Tragic is gone. I was going to suggest for an introduction to Linux some easier alternatives. I see a new kid on the block gOS looks pretty inviting; a Ubuntu derivative: http://www.thinkgos.com/downloads.html
or Mint: http://linuxmint.com/download.php
and of course Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntulinux.org/getubuntu/download