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Nano Materials
 Posted: Dec 5 2015, 05:26 PM
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Hey guys
First post here.
The main question is the following
Can I run all linux apps in all linux distros?
I run for a while SL 7.1. I got some problems including how to install software.
I'm a linux newbie and I want a linux distro to do some scientific works as data anlysing and data plotting.
I couldn't install gnuplot, or qtiplot on SL.
My pc doesn't have internet access, so I download from other pcs the tr.gz files and then I try to install them to my pc.
I like this distro and I want to stay here as is a stable one.
Ubuntu, has more software to chose, from their app center, but is as stable as sl?
If yes maybe would be a good option for me
Any advise on how to get things work is welcome
Thanks in advance!
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 Posted: Dec 6 2015, 02:04 AM
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QUOTE (Nano Materials @ Dec 5 2015, 12:26 PM)
Hey guys
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I couldn't install gnuplot, or qtiplot on SL.

Checking a website that has a database for linux packages called
"Linux Packages Search" http://pkgs.org/
for gnuplot shows that both SL 6 & 7 has pre-compiled packages :
http://pkgs.org/search/gnuplot .
SL 6 via "Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux" (EPEL) ,
and SL 7 via CentOS .
You can manually D-L a package , then(off - line ) examine the depencacy mesages after
attempting to install for the required dependacy packages.
.
It is not as fun as doing a package install while connected to the internet ,
when it will 'automagically' install required depencancies.
..
Other software could be compiled , if need be ;
however , I am a non - expert in that.
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Nano Materials
 Posted: Dec 6 2015, 01:01 PM
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Checking a website that has a database for linux packages called
"Linux Packages Search" http://pkgs.org/
for gnuplot shows that both SL 6 & 7 has pre-compiled packages :
http://pkgs.org/search/gnuplot .
SL 6 via "Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux" (EPEL) ,
and SL 7 via CentOS .
You can manually D-L a package , then(off - line ) examine the depencacy mesages after
attempting to install for the required dependacy packages.


Thank you my friend I'll check it out

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It is not as fun as doing a package install while connected to the internet ,
when it will 'automagically' install required depencancies.


Tell me about it

So, I'll give it a try once again, before I move to another distro.

If anyone has something to add, please post it
Thanks in advance
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 Posted: Dec 7 2015, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE (Nano Materials @ Dec 6 2015, 07:01 AM)
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Checking a website that has a database for linux packages called
"Linux Packages Search" http://pkgs.org/
for gnuplot shows that both SL 6 & 7 has pre-compiled packages :
http://pkgs.org/search/gnuplot .
SL 6 via "Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux" (EPEL) ,
and SL 7 via CentOS .
You can manually D-L a package , then(off - line ) examine the depencacy mesages after
attempting to install for the required dependacy packages.


Thank you my friend I'll check it out

QUOTE

It is not as fun as doing a package install while connected to the internet ,
when it will 'automagically' install required depencancies.


Tell me about it

So, I'll give it a try once again, before I move to another distro.

If anyone has something to add, please post it
Thanks in advance


It should be packaged directly within the release:
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/7/x86_64/os/repoview/gnuplot.html

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