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Old 10-15-2015, 12:28 PM   #1
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learning to add programs or apps with TAR. :-(


Hi; My first post and I feel I found the right place to make it. The destro forums don't like questions from Newbies. Forgive me if I start rambling.

I have installed Debian 8.4.0 on a Dell Optiplex GX620 and hope to move to it from a windows PC as my Internet machine. It loads programs a little slow, but not that bad. Ubuntu 14 was horrible and Ubuntu 8.4 worked well but as I was told it is out of date. Didn't seem like the best place to learn.

I would like to pull pictures from my Kodak C613. I found on the web I needed libgphoto2 and downloaded it's i686.pkg.tar.xz. I ran tar -Jxvf and got a folder 'usr' that contains bin,include,lib,share. I thought there would be a configure file? Can I add this through an app get program?

Sorry for the confusion but I have been trying to install xv's and bz2's and have never gotten past ./configure. Make comes back as not a command.
 
Old 10-15-2015, 02:08 PM   #2
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No, don't download random stuff from the net to "install" - get it from the Debian repositories.
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianPackageManagement
 
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Old 10-15-2015, 02:11 PM   #3
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In more googling I found a thread that thought digikam would install libgphoto2

I su and ran apt-get install digikam. Looked like it installed. digiKam is now in my Graphics folder. when I connect the camera the desktop see that but I can't find the camera in as a storage device.

Another question. Where do I look for OS information as per i386?
 
Old 10-15-2015, 02:40 PM   #4
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You must have been typing as I was. If I understand my using apt-get was OK.

I opened digiKam and could see my camera.
 
Old 10-15-2015, 03:34 PM   #5
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Watch out I am adapting
 
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Old 11-28-2015, 11:47 PM   #6
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Welcome to GNU\LQ from the future.

I have some odd behavior here (no pun) when I plug some devices in Debian (Jessie) plus my usual file browser won't recognize them fixed by using Thunar which does...

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Old 11-29-2015, 12:04 AM   #7
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P.s: .tar is an archive like .zip .iso .bz2 &c they can contain folders or\and files. If it's a file structure set to install\run on Linux you may just need to move the "bin" files to your bin folder and so forth that's if no sets of instructions? That way won't auto update or be "approved" by Deb tho!

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