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« on: January 21, 2008, 08:02:25 AM »

I know this is more of a general linux question but how would I go about installing an application such as code::blocks on a slackware based operating system (Vector Linux). Are applications referred to as packages? Or are packages specific to Vector linux?
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 04:36:38 PM »

Linux is created in such varied ways, that you need the specific package for the distro you're using. So to install an application of any sort, you need the one written for your distro and then you need to unpack it and run the installation file, whatever it may be.

If you feel like you're in over your head, try going to the Vector Linux forums (if it exists, else go to the slackware forum) and see if they can be of assistance. Just make sure that you present your problems in a very concise and accurate manner and use good grammar/spelling. That way the flames won't happen.

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