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Link to this post 18 Jun 09

Hello there guys. This rookie seems to be getting the hang of Linux. Now, just one more help from the last one. I have some applications(,, bugzilla-3.2.3.tar.gz) on my desktop, just to name a few...I know how to install but have not installed applications that are already on my desktop before.

Anyone wana give me a dummy assistance with this one.
Thank you in advance and for the assistance before this one.

Link to this post 19 Jun 09

For Sugar, see this howto. It is Ubuntu-oriented, but here is the meat of it, tailored to RH. Do this in a terminal:

su -
mkdir /var/www/html/sugarcrm
cd /tmp
cd SugarCE-Full-5.2.0f/
mv * /var/www/html/sugarcrm/
chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/sugarcrm
service httpd restart

If there is a line break inserted in the URL in the wget line above, here's the link: link
After you've done those steps, open a web browser, and go to http:// localhost/sugarcrm

To access files on your desktop, from a terminal, look for them in $HOME/Desktop.


[joeblow@mybox ~]$ cd $HOME
[joeblow@mybox ~]$ pwd
[joeblow@mybox ~]$ cd Desktop
[joeblow@mybox ~/Desktop]$ pwd
[joeblow@mybox ~/Desktop]$ ls
bugzilla-1.2.3.tar.gz someapp.tar.gz

Link to this post 20 Jun 09

I like the lay out of thes web sight and as a ref to this topic the format of this web page could become a standard for information management from event oganizing to company personel administration (get the word out) It could be used to organize classes and a course schedule for school and assignments . . its summer though so I'm just setting up my tee.

Link to this post 23 Jun 09

Thank you very much for your help..I have downloaded the zip file, but I can not seem to be able to unzip it. It says it can not find the file.

Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: [following]
=> `'
Reusing existing connection to
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 14,544,718 (14M) [application/zip]

100%[====================================>] 14,544,718 22.07K/s ETA 00:00

12:00:32 (43.69 KB/s) - `' saved [14544718/14544718]

[root@REMSSVR tmp]# unzip
unzip: cannot find or open, or
[root@REMSSVR tmp]# unzip cd SugarCE-Full-5.2.Of/
unzip: cannot find or open, or
[root@REMSSVR tmp]# unzip
unzip: cannot find or open, or
[root@REMSSVR tmp]#

Link to this post 23 Jun 09

Is there a simpler way to do this..I mean, installing straight from desktop.....Now I know how to install going through a website, but what if I already have this software on my desktop already and want to install it from there......

That would be simple enough.

Thank you guys

Link to this post 24 Jun 09

ImmortalMatrixology wrote:
I believe you a not using the right file name when running the unzip command. See the last part of the wget command here:

12:00:32 (43.69 KB/s) - `' saved [14544718/14544718]

Now see your unzip command here:

[root@REMSSVR tmp]# unzip
unzip: cannot find or open, or

It appears that you are using a capital O (O), intead of a zero (0) in the filename.

To remove doubt, copy and paste the filename right from the wget comand that you ran. Or copy and paste this command and see if it works:


Or, just type "unzip S" in your teminal, then hit the tab key and the full name ( should "autocomplete" for you.

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