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installing libraries

Ok ive asked this question on the installation boards and noone answered so here goes.  I am trying to compile c++ programes using iostream header files.  i know the libraries are not installed so how would i install them from cd?  could someone explain in layman terms?  Thanks
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munsieCommented:
what distribution are you using?

if you are using RedHat, then you can just install the RPMs for egcs-c++

for example, using RedHat 6.2 as an example, from a command line:

su -
--> enter root passwd <--
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
cd /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS
rpm --install egcs-c++-1.1.2-30.i386.rpm
exit

at this point, you would have the libraries and header files you need.

good luck,
dennis
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rlivingsAuthor Commented:
i am using Linux-Mandrake 6.0, but ill try what you said and see how it goes. thanks
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rlivingsAuthor Commented:
nope didn't work maybe if you recommend a good piece of reference then ill try to figure it out.
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munsieCommented:
i'm not too familiar with Mandrake, but I do know it's based on RedHat... you say it didn't work... where did it fail?

dennis
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misguidedCommented:
 
     d'you know how to mount a cdrom? before u could issue the command rpm --install <package> u have to find it first on the cdrom..otherwise it would fail....d'you how to look for it? i mean use ls? or something..or find.if u don't know how to mount..the command..would be mound <dev> <path> where dev is the device u want to mount...like /dev/hdb or /dev/hdc...u could find the device name of ur cdrom with dmesg i'm not sure..but if it doesn't work..email me i'll check out the complete command..the path is the path where u'll virtually mount the device..usually it's /mnt/cdrom..after that u could start looking for the package..in mandrake...happy searching..:) for more info email me at misguided@hotmail.com
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rlivingsAuthor Commented:
thanks misguided, Ive decided to delete linux and reinstall a version which my brother bought and it works fine now
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