n00b trying to install programs 7zip to Centos5.5

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WTFish
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n00b trying to install programs 7zip to Centos5.5

Post by WTFish » 2010/06/17 09:14:57

Hi everybody.

I just installed CentOS 5.5 and have never used a linux distrobution before and I am confused.

I am trying to install 7zip from a file called p7zip_9.13x86_linux_bin.tar.bz2.

I used this

tar -jxvf and now I have a folder with some files in particular one called install.sh.

What is the next step? I am very confused what to do and would appreciate a guide with some examples and not just the commands themselves as they don't make much sense to an absolute beginner.

Thank you

chuina
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Re: n00b trying to install programs 7zip to Centos5.5

Post by chuina » 2010/06/17 09:53:21

Welcome to CentOS as well as Linux.

Please do the required readings for all newbies: [url=http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewforum.php?forum=47]FAQ & Readme First[/url] specially [b]Installing Software[/b].

[quote]......tar -jxvf and now I have a folder with some files in particular one called install.sh.

What is the next step?......[/quote]
Installing from a [b]sh[/b] script is like (as root) [b]./install.sh[/b]

[quote].....I am very confused what to do and would appreciate a guide with some examples and not just the commands themselves as they don't make much sense to an absolute beginner.[/quote]
That's true.The [url=http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/5.2/Deployment_Guide]Deployment Guide[/url] has these.

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n00b trying to install programs 7zip to Centos5.5

Post by scottro » 2010/06/17 10:58:10

P7zip is available as an rpmforge package. Install p7zip and p7zip plugins. For a nice good to using additional repos, see the CentOS wiki

http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories

That's the main article on the different repos--sending you there first, because it's good that you get an idea about them. Then, you can go to the rpmforge link given in the article.

As for tarballs, I'm not a big fan of RH's official docs, which might just be me. For a quick explanation of tarballs, you can see my own page http://home.roadrunner.com/~computertaijutsu/tarball.html

Usually there's a README or INSTALL in the tarball. As explained in the link above, one should read it. :)

[b]Chiuna[/b] gave you the answer here, though. If there's an install.sh file, it usually means the creator of the tarball made things a little easier. (an install.sh script isn't covered on my page)

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