How to down load software that is not in package manager

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How to down load software that is not in package manager

Postby ruthy on Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:32 pm

I would like to try aTunes, but it doesn't appear in software or package manager so how would I go about downloading that?
I did a search for it, but nothing helpful came up.
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Re: How to down load software that is not in package manager

Postby DrHu on Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:37 pm

You will have to use the terminal and follow any installation instructions
--you can make a comparison to the other Linux versions mentioned, even if they don't exactly match, the aTunes start command and the general method will be valid (whether it is an .rpm or a .deb) file
    If you decide to try the .deb file from that aTunes download page..

    You can in a terminal (provided the supporting applications are already installed)
    --you will already have jre (java runtime envirnoment)

    In terminal, check
      java -version
      --check if java is installed and its version
      sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb
      --the downloaded package (name) from aTunes
    http://www.atunes.org/wiki/index.php?title=FAQ
      Linux Mint 7(gloria) and 8(Helena) main edition is a Gnome based desktop, based from Ubuntu 9.04(jaunty) or 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
    You might want to get the latest stable version, as released..
    http://www.atunes.org/
    http://www.atunes.org/?page_id=6
    --you could try the .deb package, making sure that you have already installed the dependencies it(aTunes) requires
      System Requirements
      Java 6 Runtime Edition (http://www.java.com/download/)
      For Linux and Mac users: mplayer or xine, cdda2wav. For ripping, lame, flac or oggenc must be installed.
--the only items/applications you might not have already installed in Linux mint 7 or 8 is For rippingflac or oggenc must be installed.
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Re: How to down load software that is not in package manager

Postby ruthy on Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:17 pm

OK, having not fully understood everything that you said I clicked on the .deb package. And when it downloaded Mint said something like all dependencies are satisfied.
So everything seems to have installed.

Thank you
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