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Old 12-12-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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Difficulty installing a program


I have downloaded a program, Wordfast Pro from the internet, but cannot install it. I currently have three files in my downloads file. They are Wordfast_Pro_3.4.2_32-bit and Wordfast_Pro_3.4.2_32-bit.tar.gz

It cannot be found in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

I have tried sudo apt-get install Wordfast..... for both files, and I get E: Unable to loate package Wordfast......
E: Couldn't find any package by regex "Wordfast........

Could anyone please advise me on how to proceed?
 
Old 12-12-2014, 06:54 PM   #2
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not sure what it is but judging by the name is it a word processor. most people tend to use libre-office or open-office
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sudo apt-get install libreoffice
sudo apt-get install openoffice
if you need that specific program then perhaps the company provided a readme or something in their tarball. the usual way to install programs not found in the package manager would be:
Code:
./configure && make && sudo make install
ymmv.

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Old 12-12-2014, 07:02 PM   #3
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you are aware you HAVE TO PAY for this NOT free software
it is CLOSED SOURCE

http://www.wordfast.com/store_download.html

and that tarbal is a PREBUILT BINARY


that tar ball dose NOT extract to a folder called "Wordfast_Pro_3.4.2_32-bit" it extracts to a folder called "wordfast"

did you even read the website's documentation
http://www.wordfast.com/Support_Documentation

or bother to read the USER MANUAL !!
--- pdf warning ---
http://www.wordfast.com/sites/defaul...User_Guide.pdf
 
Old 12-12-2014, 07:22 PM   #4
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True, but it is a full functioning trial version. I didn't read the PDF...

It is a language translation tool.
http://www.wordfast.com/products_wordfast_pro

A quick look at the online documentation did not find any installation instructions for linux. I assume that that there will be a read me file once you expand the downloaded file.

Only applications that have been preconfigured to run will be available in the software center. Programs that you download like wordfast that are in a tar.gz format are typically source files that have to be compiled for your system.

To extract the file in its current directory:
tar -zxvf Wordfast_Pro_3.4.2_32-bit.tar.gz

Hopefully there will be a directory created where you can then look for a readme or similar file that includes the instructions.

Last edited by michaelk; 12-12-2014 at 07:23 PM.
 
Old 12-13-2014, 05:19 AM   #5
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I tried ./ configure..... for both files, and it came up as no such file or directory.-z

I put into command line Name:~ -zxvf Wordfast_Pro_3.4.2_32-bit.tar.gz
It replied -zxvf command not found
 
Old 12-13-2014, 06:05 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Oddi View Post
I put into command line Name:~ -zxvf Wordfast_Pro_3.4.2_32-bit.tar.gz
It replied -zxvf command not found
You forgot the tar. The command should be this:
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tar -zxvf Wordfast_Pro_3.4.2_32-bit.tar.gz
This command will only work if you are in the same folder as the one for Wordfast_Pro_3.4.2_32-bit.tar.gz. The contents will then be extracted to this same folder.
jdk
 
Old 12-13-2014, 06:53 AM   #7
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Thanks, I will try it.
 
Old 12-13-2014, 11:02 AM   #8
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maybe post the contents of the directory and maybe someone will have a clue as to what to do with it (output of ls -al).

since this is fairly non-standard perhaps contacting the company will yeild the best support ?

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Old 12-13-2014, 11:46 AM   #9
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Just checked and it seems there isn't anything to install. *If* you trust the vendor, you run the program with a double-click on the binary, or from command line.
 
  


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