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Old 06-15-2017, 12:50 PM   #1
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how to install third party software in linux?


Hi there,
I'm new to Linux and i need a perfect way to install other applications which are not in linux repositories. I tried installing two softwares but none got installed. How to install skype in Linux. It says some error but not showing the error. Same with 4k video downloader. I use kali linux. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 01:00 PM   #2
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There is no one way to install third party software and the software youj mention is not likely to be of much use to somebody with so many years of Linux experience and the computer science knowledge you have so nobody here can help you.
Or, use something other than Kali.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 04:46 PM   #3
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Kali linux is specialized distro and it would be better for linux newbie to use some general purpose linux distro. Anyway, in case of debian based distros:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=228570

Would advise you also to use your preferred web search engine to find as much as you can about installing from source before you simply try to do it. As for why your installation failed, would bet that you've got lots of missing build time dependencies.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 09:27 PM   #4
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this is your problem right here
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I use kali linux.
this is not a "every day " operating system

things like VLC - WILL NOT RUN !! ( kali is root only OS ) or just trying to install " Steam " on Kali will FUBAR / KILL /"BLEEP" up
your install

use Debian or Mint if you want to stay in the Debian "deb" camp

or

fedora or suse for the Redhat "rpm" camp
 
Old 06-16-2017, 12:01 PM   #5
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There is no one way to install third party software and the software youj mention is not likely to be of much use to somebody with so many years of Linux experience and the computer science knowledge you have so nobody here can help you.
Or, use something other than Kali.
Thank you for enlightening me.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 12:01 PM   #6
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Kali linux is specialized distro and it would be better for linux newbie to use some general purpose linux distro. Anyway, in case of debian based distros:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=228570

Would advise you also to use your preferred web search engine to find as much as you can about installing from source before you simply try to do it. As for why your installation failed, would bet that you've got lots of missing build time dependencies.
Thank you.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 12:02 PM   #7
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this is your problem right here

this is not a "every day " operating system

things like VLC - WILL NOT RUN !! ( kali is root only OS ) or just trying to install " Steam " on Kali will FUBAR / KILL /"BLEEP" up
your install

use Debian or Mint if you want to stay in the Debian "deb" camp

or

fedora or suse for the Redhat "rpm" camp
Thanks.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 12:22 PM   #8
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Most distros intended for everyday use have Skype in the repository, for example
https://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/skype
 
Old 06-16-2017, 12:35 PM   #9
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Thank you for enlightening me.
I apologise for being rude but you must understand that where Kali is concerned nobody who knows what they are doing is likely to have tried to install the software you mention. And, if they have, they may well have done so in a manner not applicable to your situation.
You are asking how to cut a loaf of bread with a katana -- sure, people likely do it but it's because they're already familiar with handling a katana.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 12:36 PM   #10
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Most distros intended for everyday use have Skype in the repository, for example
https://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/skype
Note however that the version of Skype in the Mint/Ubuntu repos, v4.3, will be deprecated (and in fact "retired") on 1 July. Unless Ubuntu are going to get their act together and replace this version with the latest version, 5.3, the best bet would be for Skype users on Linux to download the latest deb/rpm package from https://www.skype.com/en/download-sk...e=weblinux-deb or (Ubuntu and family) use the PPA at https://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/skypeforlinux.

A third, and perhaps better, option would be to use the official Skype repo (https://repo.skype.com/).

Last edited by hydrurga; 06-16-2017 at 12:38 PM.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 01:00 PM   #11
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I apologise for being rude but you must understand that where Kali is concerned nobody who knows what they are doing is likely to have tried to install the software you mention. And, if they have, they may well have done so in a manner not applicable to your situation.
You are asking how to cut a loaf of bread with a katana -- sure, people likely do it but it's because they're already familiar with handling a katana.
There is no need to apologise. I'm new to linux so I dont know how to ask a question. Its my fault not knowing anything and asking question directly. Thank you.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 01:02 PM   #12
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Can I use Ubuntu to do the job?
 
Old 06-16-2017, 01:18 PM   #13
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Yup. Suggested newbie distros are Ubuntu and Mint. Check both and go for one that feels more right to you. Also, Ubuntu comes in many "flavors" which are really, more or less, just different desktop environments. Same goes for Mint.
 
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Yup. Suggested newbie distros are Ubuntu and Mint. Check both and go for one that feels more right to you. Also, Ubuntu comes in many "flavors" which are really, more or less, just different desktop environments. Same goes for Mint.
Thank you dejank
 
  


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