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Installing Programs

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I have just installed a new version of Linux SUSE 10 and i want to download some programs from this site under the Linux section but once i have them i dont know how to install them i looked it up and well im confused all i know is that it has to be done through comand line or something??

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its the aircrack zip file from this site

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well, I assume it's a source file:

unzip the file:

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unzip filename.zip
move into the new directory

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cd [i]directory[/i]
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make

make install

if there is a "configure"-file is in the directory (not in aircrack) you have to run it by ./configure as first step . when done you can start the app by simply entering the app-name.

if you get errors and the install fails it might be because of missing dependencies, simply post the error message here if you don't know what to do... :wink:

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error

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unzip: cannot find or open aircrack-2.1, aircrack-2.1.zip or aircrack-2.1.ZIP.

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are you sure you're in the right directory? :lol:
simply list the files of your current directory with

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ls
and look for the file. if it's not there move to the directory where it is located, if you don't know where the file is located simply run

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updatedb
(might take a little)...when done locate the file with

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locate aircrack*
. this will tell you the directory where the file is located, move into the directory and then it will work... :wink:


for explanation: updatedb creates a database (if it not exists) where all filenames&locations are stored, this enables you to search for files on your system. when you add new files you have to run updatedb again to be able to locate them.

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after i do make install i get a bundh of C and C++ files i know who to code and compile em on windows but on linux im lost how do i compile c++ files??

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huh? after make install the program should be ready to work, no need to compile anything...you've compiled the source already by make.
use make clean to clean up.
you should be able to start the app now by either entering the appname or by entering the executable file path ( /usr/bin/aircrack for example...if you're in the directory where the executable file is located you have to start it by ./appname).


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im telling u after i unzip it and use make all i have is a bucnh of exe's for windows and some C and C++ source files and the make intall wont work it says that it wont work

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ah,ok....post the error messages, I guess it's just because of missing dependencies... :wink:

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