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Old 05-22-2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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Frostwire.deb Install Help


OK - My Debian Etch PC is missing a P2P client so I decided to check Frostwire since it worked so nice using Ubuntu: http://www.frostwire.com/

My question = There is a download for Debian which is a .deb file but I am not sure how to install this from here.

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cwilliams@nucleus:~/Desktop$ ls
FrostWire-4.10.9-1.i586.deb
Can someone please assit me in how to install this package and get this application working.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 01:58 PM   #2
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Generally you do dpkg -i filename.deb to install and dpkg -r filename.deb to remove.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 02:06 PM   #3
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Thanks - It would appear I don't have Java or something needed for Frostwire to run properly...

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Old 08-16-2006, 08:16 AM   #4
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Hi i installed frostwire but when i click on it nothing happens i have the right version of java but it doesnt do anything

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Old 08-16-2006, 07:37 PM   #5
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Thats's because frostwire is look at a different spot for java than where debian installs it. You can fix that with a sys link
 
Old 11-29-2006, 12:36 PM   #6
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how do i make a sys link?
 
Old 04-12-2007, 08:36 PM   #7
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Symbolic Links

It's called a 'symbolic' link, or symlink for short. A symbolic link is also sometimes called a 'soft' link (as opposed to a hard link). see man ln for more details. The basic form is
[HTML]ln -s target alias[/HTML]

more detailed e.g.
[HTML]greg@liberty:~$ which vi
/usr/bin/vi
greg@liberty:~$ file /usr/bin/vi
/usr/bin/vi: symbolic link to `/etc/alternatives/vi'
greg@liberty:~$ ls -al /etc/alternatives/vi
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 2005-09-14 22:02 /etc/alternatives/vi -> /usr/bin/vim[/HTML]

What that shows is that the 'vi' command is actually linked to 'vim'

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Old 04-12-2007, 09:05 PM   #8
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Thanks for the reply, but do you think the guy asking the question would still have a need for it?
 
Old 04-12-2007, 09:23 PM   #9
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hey, I just installed it as well, it didn't list any dependencies when I checked with Gdebi, but when I click on it, nothing happens. What is needed?
 
Old 04-12-2007, 09:37 PM   #10
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run it from the comand line and see where it is looking for java
 
Old 04-12-2007, 10:14 PM   #11
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This is what I got.
Quote:
kevan@debian:~$ frostwire
Starting FrostWire...
Java exec found in PATH. Verifying...
OOPS, you don't seem to have a valid JRE. FrostWire works best with Sun JRE available at http://www.java.com
ls: /usr/lib/j*: No such file or directory
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in /usr/lib/ hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.5.x or newer from http://www.java.com
ls: /usr/java/j*: No such file or directory
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in /usr/java/ hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.5.x or newer from http://www.java.com
ls: /opt/j*: No such file or directory
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in /opt/ hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.5.x or newer from http://www.java.com
kevan@debian:~$
For some reason, my synaptic does not list J2R like Ubuntu did. I have tried downloading it, but always in vain due to stupid dependencies I couldn't find.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 10:29 PM   #12
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Try sun-java5-bin

Unless frostfire has changed its deb, you might get the same error as before. That is where the sym link would come to play.

Try installing it and if you we help, the sym link is the easy part.
 
Old 04-30-2007, 10:01 PM   #13
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Im having a similar problem in slackware 11.0. I tried symlinking /usr/lib/jre1.5.0_09/bin/java to /usr/java (which is where azureus is looking for it) but azureus gives me the same error:

Code:
Starting Azureus...
Java exec not found in PATH, starting auto-search...
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in  /usr/java/  hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.4.x or newer from http://java.sun.com
and when I try and cd into /usr/lib/jre1.5.0_09/bin/java or usr/java i get the error

Code:
bash: cd: /usr/java: Too many levels of symbolic links
any ideas?
 
Old 04-30-2007, 10:30 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JackieBrown
Try sun-java5-bin

Unless frostfire has changed its deb, you might get the same error as before. That is where the sym link would come to play.

Try installing it and if you we help, the sym link is the easy part.
That command doesn't install Java either...
 
Old 05-02-2007, 07:02 PM   #15
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I went to this site and downloaded the self-extracting file for Linux x86. However, when I try to open it, (ie, clicking on it) it says it doesn't know what to do with it. All the other times I've had something like this, it installs itself on opening.
 
  


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