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Old 11-23-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Deb file not installing in linux mint


I am trying to install a deb file (suggested by author to be installed in ubuntu) in Linux Mint. The gdebi starts to download dependencies but then gets stuck (with nil download on the progress bar) and I have to finally kill the gdebi application. What could be the cause and how can I solve this? Thanks for your help.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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Deb file, you mean you are installing it by way of package.deb or building it?

If you are running Linux Mint use the synaptec:: Menu -> Administration -> Synaptec -> (Filter: "gdebi") -> Apply -> done... The gdebi-core is installed automatically with it.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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Absolutely impossible to answer your question unless you tell us the name of the application, a link to where you found it, and which version of Mint you're running.

If you try to install from the terminal you will get detailed output that you can copy & paste here to help us answer your question.

Code:
sudo dpkg -i /path/to/the/file.deb
for example

Code:
sudo dpkg -i /home/rng/Downloads/foo.deb
Generally speaking you should install applications from the Ubuntu/Mint repositories whenever possible. There are thousands of tested and trusted applications you can easily install with a couple of mouse clicks.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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The application is invesalius (http://svn.softwarepublico.gov.br/trac/invesalius). The deb file link is: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32469003/inv....b3-1_i386.deb

I am running linux mint 13 Maya - cinnamon desktop.

I right click on the deb file and choose the top option, ie install with GDebi package installer.

Will the command "sudo dpkg -i /path/to/the/file.deb" also install missing dependencies?

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Old 11-23-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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Why are you downloading from Dropbox, why not from the trusted source (the developer)?

http://svn.softwarepublico.gov.br/tr...LinuxInstaller

According to that site it is "tested for Ubuntu 12.04" so are you using the equivalent Mint 13? If not you may need to compile from the provided source code.

Anyway if you run the dpkg command I recommended, you will get verbose output that may be useful in troubleshooting.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 12:22 PM   #6
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Also make sure that you have satisfied the System Requirements:

Quote:
System Requirements

Operating system: Windows XP or above; Ubuntu 9.04 or above (64 bits highly recommended!)

Processor: AMD or Intel processor (64 bits and/or multi-core processors highly recommended for 3D!)

Video card: NVidia or ATI(256 MB or above recommended for 3D!)

For best performance:

2 GB of RAM if you plan to open 0 - 500 images (512x512)
3 GB of RAM if you plan to open 500 - 800 images (512x512)
4 GB of RAM if you plan to open 800 - 1000 images (512x512)
5 GB of RAM if you plan to open 1000 - 1500 images (512x512)
8 GB of RAM if you plan to open 1500 - 3000 images (512x512)
 
Old 11-23-2012, 12:27 PM   #7
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Why are you downloading from Dropbox, why not from the trusted source (the developer)?

http://svn.softwarepublico.gov.br/tr...LinuxInstaller
The deb file link on that page is the same that I gave above. It is on dl.dropbox.com

I am using linux mint 13

I have a reasonable system as required.

Last edited by rng; 11-23-2012 at 12:28 PM.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by rng View Post
The deb file link on that page is the same that I gave above. It is on dl.dropbox.com
Whoops, my mistake, I didn't click through on the link.

I'm out of suggestions based on the information you have provided thus far.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 12:54 PM   #9
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The gdebi starts to download dependencies but then gets stuck (with nil download on the progress bar) and I have to finally kill the gdebi application
i would then build it from source

also is this a 32 bit or 64 bit Mint 13
and is the version of InVesalius 3.0 matching ?
32 bit or 64 bit ?

from a quick look at the source ,this is a all python program
no compelling the make file DOSE grab this
Code:
git clone https://github.com/tfmoraes/context_aware_smoothing.git ca_smoothing
do you have git installed ?
and you need to use a username/password for the above program .In order to be able to download it
-- you NEED to register with " Brazilian Public Software Portal " to use this
 
Old 11-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
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I installed dependencies separately via synaptic and then it worked. Thanks for your help.
 
  


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