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Old 09-05-2014, 11:26 PM   #1
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How to install tar.gz in Ubuntu 14.04


I need some help installing a file that is a tar.gz that I downloaded from this site http://www.time4popcorn.eu/. When I double click the folder. I am take to file manager. I have no idea what to do there to install this program. Regardless, what ever I click. It never leads to install
 
Old 09-05-2014, 11:33 PM   #2
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It doesn't "install", it's self contained, just extract it and click on the executable.
 
Old 09-05-2014, 11:40 PM   #3
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1. Navigate to the folder where the tar.gz file is and issue the command:
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tar zxvf {name of file}.tar.gz
This will extract the contents of the tar.gz file into a folder located in the same place as the tar.gz file.
2. Using sudo or a root you can move that extracted folder to the /opt directory.
3. You can create a desktop shortcut to the executable file of that folder, now sitting in /opt, to run "popcorn" (or whatever it's called).
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:27 AM   #4
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It doesn't "install", it's self contained, just extract it and click on the executable.
I am afraid I have no idea what you are taking about ?????!

"click on the executable"
 
Old 09-06-2014, 01:50 AM   #5
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When you extract the tar.gz file it will create a folder called "Popcorn-Time", inside that folder is a file called popcorn-time, simply left mouse click on it like you would to open anything else.
Interesting program, I had never heard of it before your post.

Last edited by itsgregman; 09-06-2014 at 01:52 AM.
 
Old 09-06-2014, 02:00 AM   #6
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I am afraid I have no idea what you are taking about ?????!

"click on the executable"
What he means is that the tar.gz is actually an archive (a collection of files contained in a file folder). As I said in my post, you must extract the folder full of those files and move it to a convenient location (/opt is the location usually chosen). One of the file in that folder will execute (run) the program you want is called "popcorn-time" according to itsgregman. Once you have extracted the folder with the files and moved it to the /opt folder you can navigate to /opt/Popcorn-Time/ and when you see the file called popcorn-time just click on it.
There. That wasn't so hard, was it?
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[QUOTE=jdkaye;5233195]What he means is that the tar.gz is actually an archive (a collection of files contained in a file folder). As I said in my post, you must extract the folder full of those files and move it to a convenient location (/opt is the location usually chosen). One of the file in that folder will execute (run) the program you want is called "popcorn-time" according to itsgregman. Once you have extracted the folder with the files and moved it to the /opt folder you can navigate to /opt/Popcorn-Time/ and when you see the file called popcorn-time just click on it.
There. That wasn't so hard, was it?
jdk[/QUOTE

That makes it much clearer. Popcorn is install but will not work because Popcorn web site has been shut down by the powers that want to be. It is that old copy right thingie. Thanks for walking me through the install part anyway. Today is a good day. I have learned something new.

Last edited by Don Graham; 09-06-2014 at 02:42 AM. Reason: Typo
 
Old 09-06-2014, 04:48 AM   #8
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My pleasure. Since other users will want to know what to do with tar.gz files please mark this thread as [SOLVED]. You can use the Thread Tools menu located above your first post in this thread (see the attachment)
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Old 09-07-2014, 01:36 AM   #9
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That makes it much clearer. Popcorn is install but will not work because Popcorn web site has been shut down by the powers that want to be. It is that old copy right thingie. Thanks for walking me through the install part anyway. Today is a good day. I have learned something new.
If Popcorn time isn't working it's not because the sites down, I've used it several times since my first reply to your post and it works flawlessly for me.

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Old 09-07-2014, 01:31 PM   #10
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If Popcorn time isn't working it's not because the sites down, I've used it several times since my first reply to your post and it works flawlessly for me.
Don is not saying the sites are down.
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That makes it much clearer. Popcorn is install but will not work because Popcorn web site has been shut down by the powers that want to be. It is that old copy right thingie.
@itsgregman
It sounds like the site is being blocked. I suppose the situation in Thailand is somewhat different from that in North Carolina so it doesn't come as a complete surprise that your experiences with Popcorn are different.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:44 PM   #11
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itgrehman, You are correct. Popcorn is still available. Just not for Linux. Here is the deal. I have been trying to get a paid VPN service installed on my OS. I have had Hidemyass and Strong tect do a remote install. No good! Popcorn is no different in this case. BUT !!! I have a work around. All of the before mentioned things. Work just fine on Window 7. So, I installed VirtualBox. And added Windows 7 to it. Now Popcorn works just fine. Just to be clear, I have HMA and Strong installed on Vbox as well.

PS: I have not been able to find any information on how to install open VPN from command line. Perhaps that is the way to install VPN in Ubuntu?
 
Old 09-12-2014, 04:05 AM   #12
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Well guys and gals I have found the answer. Go to this link and learn what to do.

.webupd8.org/2014/05/install-popcorn-time-in-ubuntu-or.html
 
Old 09-12-2014, 12:16 PM   #13
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Maybe you can go there in Thailand but in the UK you get sent here.
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