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Old 04-25-2016, 03:55 PM   #1
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Installing Linux progs (not the first I知 sure)... newbie tearing hair


In this case, Linux Rosa and OpenCPN a marine charting application.
I think I must be missing something obvious. Surely this Linux thing, that will run off a memory stick and politely add itself to a PC shouldn't need lines of terminal input to run something not in the Software Manager list?
Tar balls/sudos/make this/unmake that... great for cognoscenti but DOS? in 2016?
Rant over.. can anyone point me at a nice GUI app that will do it for me or is it back to 7?
 
Old 04-25-2016, 05:13 PM   #2
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There are detailed instructions on installing this program on Ubuntu at this link.

-->http://opencpn.org/ocpn/downloads/st...tallingOpenCPN

Not sure what Rosa is. If you give us some more information, we may be able to help.

There is a learning curve to any linux distro. So, if you are not committed to learning, this may be a difficult way for you to go.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-26-2016, 11:29 AM   #3
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There are detailed instructions on installing this program on Ubuntu at this link.

-->http://opencpn.org/ocpn/downloads/st...tallingOpenCPN

Not sure what Rosa is. If you give us some more information, we may be able to help.

There is a learning curve to any linux distro. So, if you are not committed to learning, this may be a difficult way for you to go.

Hope this helps.
Thanks Cliff. More committed to low hanging fruit, despite being a teecher....

If experts have never heard of the version (Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa) we newbies paddling in the shallow end are going to struggle....

Thanks for the link, it is one I'd not found. I'll check it out later.

Nick
 
Old 04-26-2016, 11:56 AM   #4
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If experts have never heard of the version (Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa) we newbies paddling in the shallow end are going to struggle....
It's always a good idea to give the distro name as well as the release name. There are loads of people here who don't use Mint and therefore don't keep up with their release nomenclature. And there are so many obscure distros around these days that people who see a name they've never heard of are more likely to think it's a distro than a release. Of course if you'd posted in the Mint forum...
 
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:10 PM   #5
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Thank-you hazel, well said.
 
Old 04-27-2016, 08:58 AM   #6
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It's always a good idea to give the distro name as well as the release name. There are loads of people here who don't use Mint and therefore don't keep up with their release nomenclature. And there are so many obscure distros around these days that people who see a name they've never heard of are more likely to think it's a distro than a release. Of course if you'd posted in the Mint forum...
There's a Mint forum?.... thought I was on it.. Thanks guys, I understand the project is developing and refreshingly free-
 
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There's a PPA for that (said in my best jobs voice)

http://opencpn.org/ocpn/start_install-ubuntu-ppa
 
  


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