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    Default Installing Software On Backtrack

    Do you use ubuntu software installer here?
    Synaptic manager does not seem to recognise the files in my root folder.

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    and those are .deb files? Tried with dpkg?
    If anything can go wrong, it will....

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    lol we need a bit more information about what you are trying to do. you have not really provided us with anything useful to help you. What files in your /root directory are you talking about?
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    Default Re: Installing Software On Backtrack

    Yes, it uses a package manager. Not sure if it is the one from Ubuntu or not, though I would assume it is. Alternatively you can install programs just like any other Linux OS. Either make && make install or in the case of .deb files, dpkg.
    Last edited by Renek; 02-02-2011 at 03:39 AM.
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    Building from source`s got nothing to do with package managers
    @OP what are you trying to install?
    If anything can go wrong, it will....

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    I installed Flightgear via Synaptic Package Manager but I am unsure of what to do next:

    Before you can run FlightGear, you need to set a couple of environment vari-
    ables:
    • You must add /usr/local/share/FlightGear/lib to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    • FG_ROOT must be set to the data directory of your FlightGear installation.
    e.g. /usr/local/share/FlightGear/data.
    • FG_SCENERY should be a list of scenery directories, separated by ”:”. This
    works like PATH when searching for scenery.
    e.g. $FG_ROOT/Scenery:$FG_ROOT/WorldScenery.
    To add these in the Bourne shell (and compatibles):
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/share/FlightGear/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    FG_HOME=/usr/local/share/FlightGear
    export FG_HOME
    FG_ROOT=/usr/local/share/FlightGear/data

    export FG_ROOT
    FG_SCENERY=$FG_ROOT/Scenery:$FG_ROOT/WorldScenery
    export FG_SCENERY
    or in C shell (and compatibles):
    setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH=\
    /usr/local/share/FlightGear/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    setenv FG_HOME=/usr/local/share/FlightGear
    setenv FG_ROOT=/usr/local/share/FlightGear/data
    setenv FG_SCENERY=\
    $FG_HOME/Scenery:$FG_ROOT/Scenery:$FG_ROOT/WorldScenery
    Once you have these environment variables set up, simply start FlightGear by
    running fgfs --option1 --option2.... Command-line options are de-
    scribed in Chapter 3.5.

    I am not sure how to set up environmental variable as /etc/environment does not exist in backtrack

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    /etc/ld.so.conf
    then do: ld config
    you must add the path of flight to it


    but backtrack is not for games its a platform from pentesting
    the likes of wolfenstein enemy territory if your looking to past time while your waiting
    on a process to finish

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