Mike - I haven't installed a lot of s/w on pclinuxos like I have on
other distributions, but the most common install problem seems to be
with incompatible library files - the program you are installing is
looking for a different version of the c libraries than your
distribution has. That is a common gripe about Linux. Frequently you
have to install some older files with symbolic links for them to make
them look like
I would suggest the book "Linux Annoyances for Geeks" ($13 used, at
Amazon) as a good guide for anyone serious about trying to use
Linux in the hamshack. Lots of good advice at www.linuxquestions.org
On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 01:55:44 -0400, "KU4YP" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> I also use pclinuxos in the shack and found the setup and initial use
> It's running on a early Pentium 4 with 512 meg of ram. Runs like a champ.
> Now what I do have a problem with is installing programs like fldigi and
> other .tar files.
> Words of wisdom from anyone are welcome. I am also reading as much as
> possible on the subject. I have two books in print on linux but neither
> much past the install.
> 73 mike ku4yp
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> There are quite a few Ubuntu books at Amazon.com John.
> I have used several versions of Ubuntu and it is pretty good.
> You could also try pclinuxos at pclinuxos.com - I found it to be even
> easier to setup and use than Ubuntu.
> On Thu, 2 Aug 2007 11:14:56 -0400, "John T. Fleming"
> <W3GQJ@embarqmail.com> said:
> > Someone on the list from time to time has expressed a strong opinion in
> > favor of Linux. I am going to try Ubuntu. Please contact me off list
> > about
> > a good source of Linux ham radio programs. W3GQJ at embarqmail dot com.
> > Thanks.
> > 73,
> > John
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