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By rajpatel ·
i recently installed java on my linux (fedora c1) box i tryid a lot and some how i managed java to work by copying symbolic link to mozilla plugins folder and its working now but i still do not know how to do it in a proper way and im a windows guy and new on linux so im lost please help me please let me know the proper way of how to install and unistall any software programs on linux
Thank you very much

Regards to all

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by LMon In reply to install and uninstall

There are several types of ways to install a program: Remember this is in a konsole

1)dkpg for debian based linux

To install type dpkg -i namaofprogram.deb
To replace type dpkg -r nameofprogram.deb

2)You can use de select which comes with a help screen

3) apt-get install nameofprogram.deb

.RPM files
rpm -i packagename
Go here for detailed commands

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by LMon In reply to

Forgot to uninstall rpm
rpm -e package.rpm

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by LMon In reply to

Go to this link so you can see the different ways of installing different types of packages:

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by rindi1 In reply to install and uninstall

To install java as plugin for mozilla you did about the right thing (it is explained on the download site of java). To install other porgrams you should check the sites of the the different programs, it is normally explained there, often in a readme file. Often when you download the program source, you have to enter ./configure to prepare the configuration. There are often more options you can add there, like paths etc. After that you normally enter make, then make install.

A lot of programs have been prepared for use on certain distributions, like fedora. As fedora is close to red hat, it probably uses the rpm package manager. Programs which can be installed through rpm, usually have a .rpm extension. run rpm --help to get help on how to use rpm to install programs. Normally you will also find help on how to install the program from the download site.

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by rajpatel In reply to install and uninstall

Dear Lmon and thank you both very-very much both of you really helpfull for me and im happy my fedora box is up and running java applets very well thanks dudes.
Raj Patel

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