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Old 12-07-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
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I am trying to install tar.bz file, and have tired various methods from other sites, none of which work.
 
Old 12-07-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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A bit more detail on your distro and on why you are resorting to installing a tar.gz file would be helpful.
Have you looked for a .deb install file?
Do you have Mint installed?
 
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:06 PM   #3
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Whether you're using Ubuntu or Mint you have a package manager to deal with managing (installing, removing, updating, etc.) packages. If you're installing something that is not a package then you'd do well to give us some details about what it is.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. The application is Photonic, an Image manager which I thought might be worth trying. I have Mint Cinnamon 17.1 installed on an HP laptop. The only file I could find for this app was this tar ile - phototonic-1.5.tar.gz. Now I notice that it is a gz, not bz file, but still don't know exactly how to install it. Any help would be appreciated.

Last edited by alpizzuto; 12-07-2014 at 12:42 PM. Reason: misspellings
 
Old 12-07-2014, 12:54 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by alpizzuto View Post
Thanks for the reply. The application is Photonic, an Image manager which I thought might be worth trying. I have Mint Cinnamon 17.1 installed on an HP laptop. The only file I could find for this app was this tar ile - phototonic-1.5.tar.gz. Now I notice that it is a gz, not bz file, but still don't know exactly how to install it. Any help would be appreciated.
Assuming you downloaded it from their website, did you look at the installation instructions, on their main page???
http://oferkv.github.io/phototonic/

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Originally Posted by Installation Instructions
Installation
Code:
General instructions:
$ tar -zxvf phototonic.tar.gz $ cd phototonic $ qmake PREFIX="/usr" $ make $ sudo make install
Example for Ubuntu:
Code:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential $ sudo apt-get install qt5-default libexiv2-dev $ tar -zxvf phototonic.tar.gz $ cd phototonic $ qmake qt=qt5 $ make $ sudo make install
The Ubuntu instructions may be a good thing to follow since you're using Mint, if the general instructions don't work.

Last edited by TB0ne; 12-07-2014 at 12:55 PM.
 
Old 12-07-2014, 01:13 PM   #6
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I notice that Debian has a phototonic package.
Quote:
~$ aptitude search phototonic
p phototonic - image viewer and organizer
p phototonic:i386 - image viewer and organizer
If that package is available for Mint (I assume it is) then just install it like you would any other package. No need to download a tarball from their website.
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:47 PM   #7
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Yes, I tried the instructions for Ubuntu and get the following after the qmake command:

Failure to open file: /home/alan/Downloads/phototonic-1.5/Makefile
Unable to generate makefile for: /home/alan/Downloads/phototonic-1.5/phototonic.pro
 
Old 12-07-2014, 01:51 PM   #8
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To jdkaye: Tried that and get this

alan@alan-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC ~ $ ~$aptitude search phototonic
~: command not found
alan@alan-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC ~ $ ~$ aptitude search phototonic
~$: command not found
alan@alan-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC ~ $
 
Old 12-07-2014, 02:38 PM   #9
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Gentlemen - to all who have been so helpful on this topic:

I have solved my problem by adding a new ppa that I found (don't remember where any more) and installing phototonic thru the Software Manager. Hope is has been worth all this effort. I did learn quite a bit during this, so thank you for that.

al
 
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:42 PM   #10
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To jdkaye: Tried that and get this

alan@alan-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC ~ $ ~$aptitude search phototonic
~: command not found
alan@alan-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC ~ $ ~$ aptitude search phototonic
~$: command not found
alan@alan-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC ~ $
You have to install the aptitude package in order to use that command.
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