Bo Berglund wrote: > I have just installed Fedora7 on a virtual machine and now I would > like to get my email program on there as well (Thunderbird). > So I went to mozilla and downloaded the Thunderbird install files. > But now what? > > I am used to Windows and there usually is a "setup" or "install" > program one executes, but here I have a gz archive that I have > unpacked to a /Thunderbird folder in my home dir. Lots of files and > folders. > But what do I do now? > > As you may understand I am completely new to Linux so I could probably > only use GUI tools. Is there a manager for installed programs in > Fedora7? > > > Bo Berglund > You are doing things the hard way. Chances are, Thunderbird is already installed. If it isn't, you can download/install it by running, as root, "yum install thunderbird". If you want to install the version you downloaded, there are fairly complete instructions at the same place you downloaded Thunderbird from. Because you are new to Linux, I would advise you to use yum to do the install, or the Install New Software menu item, and select it from the list. If you install things without using yum/rpm, you can run into problems when you go to install other software because the system will not know the packages are installed, and will tell you you need to install them if other packages require them. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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