December 1st, 2010, 09:57 AM
First time Linux user, and I am trying to install HylaFAX. The documentation states to first install the following 3 packages.
So I tried:
but the reply was:
Same results from the next two packages. Any suggestions? Also, if I have a fairly new PC, should I be using i386 or something like x86-64?
December 1st, 2010, 11:48 AM
Try using yum to install what you need. Like
i*86 (x86) is for 32-bit computers and x86_64 (x64) for 64-bit. If it's a new computer it's probably x64 but you should check if you aren't sure. uname can help.
yum install libtiff ghostscript ghostscript-fonts
December 1st, 2010, 06:33 PM
Thanks, When I used your suggestion, I found they were already installed. Also, you were right about x86_64.
PS. Using Linux to respond to you right now. Verify exciting!
December 2nd, 2010, 05:30 AM
In general, you should always try to use your distro's package manager to install things ("yum" in your case, or "apt-get" if you find yourself on a Debian-based system). The package manager will take care of all the dependencies for you and automatically install any other packages that are required. This will save you a lot of trouble.
The main reasons for installing things another way (such as downloading an individual rpm/deb file yourself, or compiling from source) would be if your distro doesn't have a package for the application you're installing, or if you really need a version that's later than what's in the repositories.