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Old 03-26-2008, 11:55 AM   #1
SidewalkCynic
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Firestarter for Ubuntu 7.04 is lost


So, I figured out how to get the Ndiswrapper installed using that fancy Terminal that has hardly any documentation, and I'm online now.

And, it is recommended that I install Firestarter.

Firestarter.com says Ubuntu will install at the Synaptic Package Manager.

It ain't there...

So, I come here to find some answers...and Firefox installs the Adobe Flashplayer without any problem.

I like the Ubuntu enviroment, except for this software installation process, it is so foriegn. And, obviously, installing Firestarter has to be possible, otherwise there would be something documented
 
Old 03-26-2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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You can still install via source code, although not recommended. Some time ago (1 year or so), Firestarter was removed as well from Gentoo's Portage (package manager).
 
Old 03-26-2008, 12:31 PM   #3
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Hey thanks,

I take it source code is the Terminal route???

Their was something about Debian at Firestarter, I imagine that would be what I have to do?
 
Old 03-26-2008, 12:52 PM   #4
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Do you have a grafical user interface?Never mind that,I see you have firefox.You can install Firestarter from terminal like this; sudo apt-get install firestarter then enter password when asked.

Last edited by alan_ri; 03-27-2008 at 06:12 AM. Reason: Firefox
 
Old 03-26-2008, 01:02 PM   #5
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I don't know about the grafical interface, yet. But, I'll try.

Here's another problem: I don't know what the root password is...I do not remember being prompted for one at installation of Ubuntu.

I have an administrator password - but that doesn't work, and I have tried all the passwords in my "memory."

Oh, yeah, another problem; I'm trying to install Java runtime - need a root password.

Last edited by SidewalkCynic; 03-26-2008 at 01:05 PM.
 
Old 03-26-2008, 01:07 PM   #6
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package firestarter
sidewalkcynic@circuit-circus:~$
 
Old 03-26-2008, 01:14 PM   #7
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You have to go to firestarter homepage and download the source code.
Once you have it, and decompress it into a directory, you must
Code:
./configure
make
(Note that you can run ./configure with --help to see possible configure options)

Then, as root:
Code:
make install
 
Old 03-26-2008, 01:22 PM   #8
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So then I tried the Java instructions:

Quote:
Follow these instructions:

1. At the terminal: Type:
su
2. Enter the root password.
3. Change to the directory in which you want to install. Type:
cd <directory path name>
For example, to install the software in the /usr/java/ directory, Type:
cd /usr/java/

Note about root access: To install the JRE in a system-wide location such as /usr/local, you must login as the root user to gain the necessary permissions. If you do not have root access, install the JRE in your home directory or a subdirectory for which you have write permissions.
4. Change the permission of the file you downloaded to be executable. Type:
chmod a+x jre-6u<version>-linux-i586.bin
5. Verify that you have permission to execute the file. Type:
ls -l
And I wound up doing this
Quote:
sidewalkcynic@circuit-circus:~$ sudo su
root@circuit-circus:/home/sidewalkcynic#
so is that the root???

And now, I have to figure out a directory path??

I download to the Desktop, and then I have to put in into a file above the desktop in computer, right?
 
Old 03-26-2008, 01:27 PM   #9
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Firestarter is not in your repos.You must add repos in Synaptic because Ubuntu have just a few by default.
System-Administration-Synaptic

Last edited by alan_ri; 03-27-2008 at 06:08 AM. Reason: grammar
 
Old 03-26-2008, 01:29 PM   #10
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Here's what happens:

The Firefox browser downloads stuff to the Desktop.

I've got Java, and Firestarter sitting on my Desktop.

Now, what do I have to do?
 
Old 03-26-2008, 01:37 PM   #11
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I go to synaptic, and it seems as if everything is installed, and I do not see how the inteface installs packages.

The closest thing I see is <add downloaded packages> in the files menu
 
Old 03-26-2008, 02:20 PM   #12
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you HAVE updated the repo data right? with

Code:
sudo apt-get update
if not, then do.

the command "sudo" lets you run programs As root, when you need to install programs etc.

you could go and edit the repo config file which i believe is in /etc/apt/something.conf and see if there's some repo you might need, and then do a apt-get update again.
 
Old 03-26-2008, 04:42 PM   #13
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I did the apt get update, and it did a lot of work.

I see now a balloon with the updates available...
 
Old 03-26-2008, 07:32 PM   #14
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Quote:
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So, I figured out how to get the Ndiswrapper installed using that fancy Terminal that has hardly any documentation, and I'm online now.
the terminal has alot of documentation, you just need to know where to find it
 
Old 03-26-2008, 08:38 PM   #15
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In Ubuntu firestarter is in the universe repository not the main one. Enable the universe repo and you can then install via synaptic. You can enable universe within synaptic: settings>Repositories check the box for Universe, close the repo dialog and reload as prompted and again search for firestarter and this time you can find it.

Some useful stuff for using firestarter in Ubuntu: How-To: Firestarter on startup (better & safer way)

NEWBIE HOWTO: Get Firestarter to work the FIRST TIME (this is for sharing the connection)

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