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How to install add-on programs?

 3:10 pm on Aug 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Just set up a root server and need to install some add on components - to be honest out of my depth. Used to run a server in the past. But now it comes to it again i seem to have forgetten everything I learned!

I expected a steep learning curve - but not quite the cliff face I'm finding it!

Can anyone point me at some good websites to help me get to grips with it. Offer me some intense tuition, or even do it for me for a modest fee...? Pretty desperate here!

I am told I need to to install the following for the site thats waiting to be uploaded...

AJAX 2.0

Video Processing Component
FFmpeg [ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu...]
FFmpeg-PHP [ffmpeg-php.sourceforge.net...]
Mplayer + Mencoder [mplayerhq.hu...]
flv2tool [inlet-media.de...]
Libogg + Libvorbis [xiph.org...]
LAME MP3 Encoder [lame.sourceforge.net...]

Image Processing Components

GD Library 2.0



 3:31 pm on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

The old days of installing components manually are pretty much gone. Nowadays people use RPM managers. Each linux distribution will have it's own RPM manager. Figure out which manager your linux distribution uses, and figure out how to run the manager, rather than figuring out how to install the packages individually.

urpmi and yum are some common rpm managers. For my distro installation would be as simple as:
urpmi package-name


 9:20 am on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

What OS is this box running?

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