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Old 08-19-2006, 07:20 PM   #1
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Question need help to install software


I've downloaded a program called check book tracker and I want to install it.
I've never installed software in linux before and do not know how to proceed from here.

I've saved the download to my desktop, the read me says, "this is an ELF executable, (that means you run the program "cbtracker" from the command prompt or make an icon for it with the included icon file in your desktop environment."

What do I do from here?
By the way I'm using Ubuntu

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Old 08-19-2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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Open a console and go into the folder of the software (using cd <folder name>) and type in
Code:
./cbtracker
it will then run.

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Old 08-19-2006, 08:02 PM   #3
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XavierP, thanks for the reply.

First, is console the terminal?

Second, I'm not sure that I know the name of the folder the software is in. I have it saved on my desktop as "cbtracker-1.0b.tar.gz"

Would I then open a terminal window and type "cd<cbtracker-1.0b.tar.gz"

Also before I downloaded this the description said, "just untar and run."

I don't know how to untar it. Is this part of my problem?

Sorry, this is all chinese to me, I don't know what I'm doing.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 08:13 PM   #4
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First, is console the terminal?
yes

in console run
cd ~/Desktop
tar -xvzf cbtracker-1.0b.tar.gz
then cd into the new dir created and then type
./cbtracker
 
Old 08-19-2006, 08:14 PM   #5
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cd to the folder where you saved cbtracker-1.0b.tar.gz
then write
tar xvzf cbtracker-1.0b.tar.gz
it will create a new folder cbtracker
do: cd cbtracker and press tab that will take you there
go into that folder then follow XavierP directions.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 08:29 PM   #6
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yes

in console run
cd ~/Desktop
tar -xvzf cbtracker-1.0b.tar.gz
then cd into the new dir created and then type
./cbtracker

I get a "no such file or directory" message when I type cd ~/desktop

What am I missing?
 
Old 08-19-2006, 08:45 PM   #7
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~ is your home folder within the /home folder.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 08:46 PM   #8
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Forgot to Capitalize "Desktop"

Ok, I've figured out that desktop needs a capital D.

Now after typing "./cbtracker" I get this.

./cbtracker: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
cerealkiller@leroy-desktop:~/Desktop/cbtracker$


Any ideas?
 
Old 08-19-2006, 08:50 PM   #9
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isn't ubuntu based on debian and can use apt-get install checkbook or something like that?
 
Old 08-19-2006, 09:05 PM   #10
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type this command
apt-get install libgtk1.2
after this installs try
./cbtracker
 
Old 08-19-2006, 09:47 PM   #11
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hum

I followed the apt-get install libgtk1.2 and that went fine.

Now I'm getting,

cerealkiller@leroy-desktop:~/Desktop/cbtracker$ ./cbtracker
./cbtracker: error while loading shared libraries: libgdk_pixbuf.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
cerealkiller@leroy-desktop:~/Desktop/cbtracker$

I tried apt-get install libgdk_pixbuf and got this,
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package libgdk_pixbuf.

I'm not sure if that was the right move or not, figured I'd try.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 09:48 PM   #12
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isn't ubuntu based on debian and can use apt-get install checkbook or something like that?
Is there another program that would be easier to install?
 
Old 08-19-2006, 09:59 PM   #13
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your learning fast
apt-get install libgdk-pixbuf2

libgdk_pixbuf.so.2 is a library file.

if you see this error and dont know the package name to install you can always do a search and try to figure out the the exact name of the package
apt-cache search libgdk
or
apt-cache search libgdk-pixbuf
 
Old 08-19-2006, 10:20 PM   #14
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root@leroy-desktop:/home/cerealkiller# apt-get install libgdk-pixbuf2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package libgdk-pixbuf2

this is what I entered but I'm still having problems, I'm wondering why these libraries are not there. I'm getting a headache but I really want to be able to use this program. Do I need to download additional libraries.

Thanks for the help by the way.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 10:29 PM   #15
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could just paste in the output of the command
apt-cache search libgdk-pixbuf

whats happening here is your prog cbtracker has the dependencies like gtk,pixbuf not installed on your computer. if suppose the program cbtracker was supported by apt-get we could just type in apt-get install cbtracker and it would automatically install all the other dependent files.
 
  


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