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Old 04-04-2016, 01:47 AM   #1
jumpuos
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Install/compile Unetbootin Tarball (tar.gz) in debian 8 lxde


I have tried installing Unetbootin with the command lines

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unetbootin

when I enter the first line it says "add-apt-repository: command not found" so I am now trying to install the TAR BALL using the instructions found here https://sourceforge.net/p/unetbootin/wiki/compile/

Instructions

1. Extract the tarball and cd to it

2. Run the following commands:

lupdate-qt4 unetbootin.pro
lrelease-qt4 unetbootin.pro
qmake-qt4
make
when I change the directory to the downloads folder where the contents of the tar ball are like this. (after extract of tar files 2 download folder)
"root@host:~/Downloads# lupdate-qt4 unetbootin.pro" I get the lower message back
"bash: lupdate-qt4: command not found"

non of Those other commands work either. I have however managed to get the tar ball to extract a mess of files into the downloads folder with another command much like a beached whale explodes with decomposing gas and spills its guts all over the beach.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X0hq0ug9q4
 
Old 04-05-2016, 09:52 AM   #2
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It had been my experience that that is a very picky application. Do you have qt4 installed even? that's a big thing. do a search on your repo for qt4* to see what your options are for installing it.

side note: if you're just using it to create usb sticks live installs have you ever tried using the dd command? it is workable and should already be installed.

Last edited by BW-userx; 04-05-2016 at 09:57 AM.
 
Old 04-05-2016, 08:01 PM   #3
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I usually edit /etc/sources file to include the sources. But it may not be debian. https://wiki.debian.org/CreatePackageFromPPA
That command you used won't work that I know of.

Why do you want to use unetbootin anyway? http://www.pendrivelinux.com/using-u...sb-from-linux/

Guess a wine install of windows unetbootin may even work.

Last edited by jefro; 04-05-2016 at 08:04 PM.
 
Old 04-05-2016, 09:26 PM   #4
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Installing add-apt-repository might help, methinks?
 
Old 04-06-2016, 07:35 AM   #5
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I thought I had given an answer to this question, which appears on a few websites, but even if I Google. I can't find one...

1) DON'T add an Ubuntu PPA. Look at https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian/
Quote:
Don't make a FrankenDebian

Debian Stable should not be combined with other releases. If you're trying to install software that isn't available in the current Debian Stable release, it's not a good idea to add repositories for other Debian releases. The problems might not happen right away, but the next time you install updates.

The reason things can break is because the software packaged for one Debian release is built to be compatible with the rest of the software for that release. For example, installing packages from Jessie on a Wheezy system will also install newer versions of core libraries including glibc. This results in a system that is not Wheezy or Jessie but a broken mix of the two.

Repositories that can create a FrankenDebian if used with Debian Stable:

Debian testing release (currently stretch)
Debian unstable release (also known as sid)
Ubuntu, Mint or other derivative repositories are not compatible with Debian!
Ubuntu PPAs
2) Look again at the Unetbootin web site particularly https://unetbootin.github.io/linux_download.html where it says
Quote:
Other Packages (may be outdated): Ubuntu Debian Fedora Suse Arch Gentoo
It gives .debs for Wheezy and Sid. These .debs might install with Gdebi. If you haven't got Gdebi you should install it. TRY the .debs!

3) As BW-userx says you can use the dd command INSTEAD of installing Unetbootin. As jefro says "Why do you want to use unetbootin anyway?". NOT ALL ISOs will work with Unetbootin. Sometimes you HAVE to use dd instead. Look at e.g. http://okomestudio.net/biboroku/?p=1986 ...you have to change the ISO name and number.
 
Old 04-06-2016, 09:46 AM   #6
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That's correct, dd will work always. And the only other tool you may need is isolinux - to create hybrid ISO in case the image is meant for CD/DVD only.
 
  


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