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it's quite embarrassing to ask for me, it's my first question here, but I really need someone's help.
My distribution - Xubuntu 9.10. I have it about six months, maybe longer.
I need MyPaint for my schoolwork. But I realized I don't know what to do with it.
Add/Remove Apps - simply, it isn't here. Synaptics - the same situation. So I downloaded .tar.bz2 file, but I don't know what to do with it. If I open it, there's just a lot of files and directories. In readme there's nothing useful for me, just some tips for using MyPaint in Windows. I didn't know in which directory I should have save it, too.
Something happened, but in the end it wrote just this error - don't know how it was correctly - some index files were not downloaded, they are ignored or there are used older versions.
Yes, I use Linux quite a long time against some fresh newbies, but I'm still finding some hard nuts to crack.
Thanks for your help and sorry for your wasted time.
P.S. I don't know if the latest version (0.9) would work, so it can be older (0.8). Anyway, a step-by-step help would be really great.
Last edited by maydayberry; 12-26-2010 at 11:45 AM.
According to the last page this application is in the Ubuntu 10.04 repositories and following versions. This means that you should be able to add the proper repository and then use Synaptics to install the application.
Here is the appropriate Ubuntu page for reference.
I'm afraid it doesn't work well. When I saved the source list (first I overwrote my source list and then I tried to save it to directory sources.list.d - with Opera sources) and then I ran Synaptics, there was an error in both cases - too many sources, unable to use and similar errors. So I quickly put it back how it was before.
Does someone (you, stress_junkie, too) know anything else ? I'm thinking about this way - just download it in .tar.bz2, save to the right directory and then install as an usual package. Is it possible in this kind of way or am I just trying to do something impossible or simplify something difficult ?
I just noticed that you are using 9.10 of Xubuntu so that is one version behind my Ubuntu. My Ubuntu is Lousy Layabout so you must be using Krusty Kancer. I don't know if MyPaint is in that repository.
So this is basically how you handle tar.bz files.
Download the file into its own directory such as $HOME/Downloads/mypaint.
Open Nautilus and navigate to that directory.
Select that file and right click with the mouse.
Select "Open With" the archive manager.
Select "Extract" and extract into the same directory.
What you do next depends on what is extracted. It might be a binary. It might be a deb file. It might be source files.
When I look at the My Paint web page I don't see any tar.bz files available for Linux. What is the URL of the web page from which you obtained this tar.bz file?
Or it would just be easier if you upgraded to a newer version of Xubuntu. I like Lousy Layabout but you could use Moronic Morlock.
Last edited by stress_junkie; 12-26-2010 at 07:18 PM.
If you have downloaded a source bundle, after you extract the files from the .tar.gz file, you can navigate your shell into the folder with the sources and try "./configure". If that results in a series of messages, and ends in success, you can next execute "make". If that completes successfully, your next step is to "sudo make install", because the install requires access to system folders.
Having said that, you might need to fist install dependencies, and some of what you install could be redundant with software already loaded on your system. The cleanest solution is to use the apt-get option, if you can. However, you should be able to install from the source bundle if you don't mind downloading some dependencies and possibly having some redundant code on your system.
Also, to the OP: if you're going to go and download software from the project's website, you should always look there for installation instructions, as well as inside tarballs you download (as stress_junkie did for you).
SCons is a software construction tool—that is, a superior alternative to the classic "Make" build tool that we all know and love. ...a superior alternative does nothing, so I wrote 'make'. Result = no target specified and no makefile found.
So, how to specify the target and how to find makefile/scon file...could it help or not ?
(And finally - how high is my chance to run this program with my low skills before 15th January ?)
Okay, stress_junkie, I will try it.
Result of my efforts :
python-dev (and other like 'python numpy', 'scon'...) is newest version
E: I cannot get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: I cannot lock directory for downloading
It looks like I can't go on, if there's a problem with first command.
Last edited by maydayberry; 12-27-2010 at 07:22 AM.
I almost always write 'sudo' before a command (if I am not logged in as root), but thanks anyway.
Maybe I've found something - I downloaded it as .deb (version for 9.10 is 0.8.2 - but I had to add new software source, thanks to you I knew how and where) and installed with Synaptic (together with 'protobuf-compiler' and 'python-protobuf', they were necessary dependences) - but it doesn't run. The icon is in the menu, but when I click, nothing happened.
Now I am downloading some actualizations, so I will wait, maybe it helps.
Well, well. I have it like 'installed', but I cannot run it.
I restarted computer - nothing, still the same.
Last edited by maydayberry; 12-27-2010 at 09:47 AM.
Reason: progress in situation
Again and again - I click, HDD light starts to flash like when I run other app, but nothing happened.
Restart doesn't help, as I wrote.
One positive thing - I have actualizations, but I "haven't" MyPaint. You know, I have it, but it looks like there's nothing.