cannot install programs

Sam theoneandonlysam at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 09:42:03 UTC 2006


So it wont work because the file I want to install is the driver and utility
for my usb-wlan-stick. I can only connect my computer to the internet when
this tarball is installed.

Sam



2006/10/22, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com>:
>
> Just a short one; you definitely must be connected to run these commands
> as they pick up from the internet repositories and not from your disk or
>   a CD
>
> sinclair
>
> Sam wrote:
> > I'll give it a try, will this work without a connection to the internet?
> > I'll run the following commands: apt-get install make and apt-get
> > install module-assistant.
> >
> > Thanks for your help,
> >
> >
> > Sam
> >
> >
> >
> > From: Daniel Pittman <daniel at rimspace.net <mailto:daniel at rimspace.net>>
> > To:  kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com <mailto:
> kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> > Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 21:42:56 +1000
> > Subject: Re: cannot install programs
> > Sam <theoneandonlysam at gmail.com <mailto:theoneandonlysam at gmail.com>>
> writes:
> >
> >>  When I try to install a program, the Konsole always give me always an
> >>  answer that the command make or another command I tried, doesn't
> >>  exist.
> >
> > Well, that would probably be because they are not installed on the
> > computer.  The tools to build C software are not part of the basic
> > installation of Ubuntu because they are relatively specialized.
> >
> > What you want to do is install the appropriate packages.  For 'make' the
> > package is, er, 'make.'
> >
> > For everything else you can search for an appropriate package by using
> > the "search the content of packages" option at
> > http://packages.ubuntu.com/ to find which packages you need to install.
> >
> > However:
> >
> >>  I tried to install the following:
> >>
> >>  http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/WL-167g/Linux_1036.zip.
> >>  It's a driver and a utility to get my USB-WLAN-adapter to work.
> >
> > This is really not the best way to achieve your results.  Ubuntu ship
> > the rt2500 driver source as an appropriate package, so the best way to
> > get it compiled would be to install the 'module-assistant' package.
> >
> > Then, run 'sudo m-a' in a shell and follow the prompts to have it
> > install the software needed to compile drivers, then build and install
> > the rt2500 driver for you.
> >
> > That should require significantly less effort than trying to build
> > software by hand.
> >
> > Regards,
> >        Daniel
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