BIOS,Windows, Linux, Software,Security, Domains, Web Hosting

How to Install Software in Linux

Installing software in linux is not convenience than in windows. We can get the installation windows by double clicking *.exe files in windows, but this does not work in linux. Yes, we need to use some other traditional methods.

Here are some classical installation packages type in linux:

  • .rpm - this is traditional format of linux installation packages, it is still be using in Redhat/CentOS
  • .deb - installation package format in Debian Linux.
  • .bin - Some commercial software, or a compiled destination file.
  • .tar.gz, tar.Z, tar.gz2, .tgz - Supported by all Linux edition

Different format needs different installation command. Here, I give some examples for them. "softname" is just a sample. 

1. Install .rpm packages

# rpm -ivh softname.i386.rpm

Main parameters:

  • -i install software
  • -t test installation
  • -p display installation progress
  • -f ignore any problems
  • -U upgrade installation
  • -v check the packages is installed correctly.

​2. Install deb packages

# dpkg -i softname.deb

3. Install bin format file

Files with .bin extension are executable directly, installation of this packages is easy. The only thing we should do is to give these files a execute permission, and copy them to a proper folder.

For example:

#chmod +x softname.bin

4. Install tar packages

#tar -zxvf softname.tar.gz
#cd softname
#. /configure
#make & make install

Delete temporary files:

#make clean

Uninstall packages:

#make uninstall

Related Articles


Leave a Reply

Subscribe to BootBeta Comments RSS feed to receive notification of latest comments posted.


  • Enter Email Address:

Recent Post

Copyright@ 2010-2014 Bootbeta All Rights Reserved.
HooBlog Ver 1.5 Build 20140530