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Old 10-20-2010, 04:44 PM   #1
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Question SweetHome3D


Please could you help me to install sweethome3d, I have tried sudo apt-get (install), (run), cd to home, desktop, downloads, I do point it in the right direction.

Please can you help
 
Old 10-20-2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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According to the installation instructions on their website (http://www.sweethome3d.com/userGuide.jsp#installation), you just need to extract the files from the archive you downloaded and run the executable you find in the directory that is created from the extraction. You can extract the files from the archive with

tar xvf filename,

where filename is the name of the archive (and I'm assuming that it's in the current directory) and it should create a directory with the files in it. From the output during the extraction, it should be obvious what that directory is called. You can then change to that directory and run the executable. The options used for tar are

x - extract
v - verbose (i.e. it tells you what it's doing)
f - to specify the filename

and more info can be found by reading the man page.

Edit: you might also not want that directory to live in your home directory. So, one place you could move it to is /opt, with

sudo mv directory /opt,

where again, directory is the obvious. Then, you'll probably want to make a symbolic link to the executable in /usr/bin or somewhere else in your PATH. Ask if you need/want help with this.

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Old 10-20-2010, 05:05 PM   #3
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Thank you for your help, I did want to put into APPLICATIONS, GRAPHICS or being so thick is this what you meant.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 05:08 PM   #4
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Thank you for your help, I did want to put into APPLICATIONS, GRAPHICS or being so thick is this what you meant.
Are you referring to "Applications" or "Graphics" in the menu? If so, no, I just meant that software is usually just put somewhere else on the filesystem, rather than your home directory.

If you want to make an entry for it in your menu, that's another question. Are you using GNOME as your desktop environment? If not, what are you using?
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:15 PM   #5
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I'm using ubuntu 10.4, I have been using ubuntu since hardy heron, I should get more used to the command line, but unless something comes up like this I'm stuck.
 
Old 10-21-2010, 01:05 AM   #6
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Ok. Did you want to add an entry to the menu then?
 
Old 10-21-2010, 05:10 PM   #7
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Yes Please
 
Old 10-22-2010, 02:52 AM   #8
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A quick google gives this (amongst others). If you're not using GNOME, tell us which environment you are using.
 
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