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Old 01-13-2010, 04:21 AM   #1
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What's going on?


I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and everything appears to be working fine but for some reason when i go to here! and try to download the latest version of the Opera Web browser in the form of a .deb file, the download box appears and informs me when the download is complete but i cannot find the .deb file even though i do a search of the file system.

I have no problem downloading the same file but in the form of a .tar.gz file.

I have configured Firefox 3.5 to place all downloads into the "Downloads" folder but once again for some unknown reason all the downloads end up in the /tmp folder.

I hope someone can help?

Last edited by bald-top; 01-13-2010 at 04:26 AM.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 05:44 AM   #2
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As root, or using sudo, cd to your homedir and type

chmod -R Luser:group *

where Luser = your user
group = your group
Then try it.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 05:52 AM   #3
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I typed what you suggested into a terminal and got the following output:

chmod: missing operant after 'Luser:group*'
 
Old 01-13-2010, 06:29 AM   #4
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Sounds like you have a couple of different problems here.

What business_kid was trying to suggest was that you may need to check that the ownership on the files and directories in you home directory are correct. For the record, you need a space before the asterisk. But I donít necessarily think user/group permissions are the issue. (possible worth a try though)

You say you can download the .tar.gz file but you don't seem to be able to download the .deb. Does a dialog come up asking you what you want to do with the .deb file? If not try right clicking the last download link and selecting 'save as'. It sounds like .deb file may be associated with an application which is failing to open in the background. You can check this by looking at the 'Applications' tab in the options.

The other problem is file being saved in /tmp rather than ~/Downloads. Does the directory exist? If so does the name in the options screen and in the file system have the same case? Downloads and downloads are two different directories. If everything looks the same then maybe it's worth changing the option to a full path. Something like /home/user/downloads

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Old 01-13-2010, 06:32 AM   #5
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In the firefox downloads dialog, you can right click on the file and select Open Containing Folder.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 06:35 AM   #6
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There is a difference in the two commands

post # 2 and # 3

2) chmod -R Luser:group *

3) Luser:group*

"3" is wrong. Missing space. Causes : missing operant.
.....

.. Never write anything, use copy / paste instead .. ..
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:13 AM   #7
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Quote:
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.. Never write anything, use copy / paste instead .. ..

Copy / paste will teach them to copy/paste, typing the command will help them to learn to check for errors in typing and see and learn the command.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 09:09 AM   #8
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@ mrrangerman .. I hope you know, what I mean ..

The copy / paste is good for long very complicated commands,
but also as a "control measure" with a simpler text,
to check for spell and syntax errors.


"".. Never write anything, use copy / paste instead ..""
.. wasn't meant to be taken that serious ..
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:54 AM   #9
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In fairness, I've hiot that problem too, (missing spaces in commands read from posts). I have good intentions to double space, thus making them clearer

chmod luser:group *

EDIT: When I post that, the extra spaces seem to vanish!

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Old 01-14-2010, 04:51 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by business_kid View Post
In fairness, I've hiot that problem too, (missing spaces in commands read from posts). I have good intentions to double space, thus making them clearer

chmod luser:group *

EDIT: When I post that, the extra spaces seem to vanish!
Um, do you mean chown, or am I missing something here?

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Old 01-14-2010, 04:58 AM   #11
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In a terminal type

Code:
locate '*opera*.deb'
This should tell you exacatly where the file is.

If this does not work, you may need to update the database that locate uses. To do this:

Code:
sudo updatedb
Note that the updatedb command could take a few minutes to complete. Just be patient: make a coffee, have a smoke, what ever's your poison.

Then run the "locate '*opera*.deb'" command again.

HTH,

Evo2.

Last edited by evo2; 01-14-2010 at 05:00 AM. Reason: Opps, Ubuntu: use sudo no su
 
Old 01-14-2010, 06:40 PM   #12
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@business_kid:
Default in PHPBB and most boards like this is that consecutive spaces/tabs are reduced to one space. To preserve multiple spaces/tabs, use code or quote tags.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 09:53 PM   #13
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This is one of the things I hate of FF... I can never find the downloaded files or recall the location where they should be stored. You'll be happy with opera!

Open a konsole window, cd to /tmp and issue this command:
Code:
wget ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/linux/1000/final/en/i386/opera_10.00.4585.gcc4.qt4_i386.deb
If this is not the correct version for you, browse in ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/linux, choose the correct file, copy the link address and change the wget command accordingly.

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Old 01-15-2010, 03:36 AM   #14
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I did exactly as suggested and got the following output

baldtop@baldtop-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg -i opera_10.10.4585.gcc4.qt4_i386.deb
[sudo] password for baldtop:
dpkg: error processing opera_10.10.4585.gcc4.qt4_i386.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
opera_10.10.4585.gcc4.qt4_i386.deb
baldtop@baldtop-desktop:~$

I don't think i was meant to run the Opera browser lol
 
Old 01-15-2010, 05:54 AM   #15
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Dit the file download with wget and did you see it in that directory when you did ls -l?

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