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Monkey Linux
current version 06
released 9/5/1997
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SOFTWARE PACKAGE INSTALLATION
 
     This is not a tutorial on how to compile and install software from source code.  If that’s what you’d like to do then you must first install the gccall.tgz software package.  Even still, you may have to update this version of GCC, it’s libraries, and binutilities to successfully compile software.  The developer(s) of Monkey Linux meant this version of GCC for kernel compilation only.  Don’t be afraid to experiment though.
 
     Monkey comes with a few precompiled software packages that are easy to install.  It’s just a matter of creating an install directory, placing the package(s) into the directory, and then restarting Monkey.  During the boot process Monkey installs the software and then deletes the install directory.  In some cases, Monkey fails to delete the install directory.  If that occurs then you’ll have to delete it manually from DOS/Windows.
 
     DOS/WINDOWS.  I’m assuming you know your way around in DOS/Windows so I won’t go into detail about the commands you’ll have to issue.  Basically, all you need to do is go into the \Linux directory, create an \Install directory, and copy the software package(s) into that directory.  The package(s) will be installed during the next start up of Monkey.
 
     MONKEY LINUX.  Below are the commands used to install packages, saved onto a floppy disk, while in Monkey.  If you want to install packages that are saved onto a compact disc then you have to alter your ‘mount’ command and ‘mount point’ (review CD-ROM tutorial).
     mkdir /install                         CREATE /install DIRECTORY
     mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt -o rw     MOUNT FLOPPY WITH PACKAGE
     cp /mnt/{filename} /install            COPY PACKAGE TO /install
     umount /mnt                            UNMOUNT FLOPPY
     shutdown -r now                        RESTART COMPUTER
     You do have access to the DOS file system while in Monkey.  However, I strongly urge you not to manipulate files in the /DOS directory because a mistake could render your machine useless.  So, if you’d like to copy files that are too big for a floppy into the /install directory then do it while you’re in DOS or Windows.
 

 
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