A archive file, like a tarball or a .zip, that your download and extract to your user's home folder. Unlike the tarball discussed in the previous section, this wouldn't contain the source code by the already compiled program. You extract the contents of the archive to a folder in your user's home folder and start it from there (see the "README" file for instructions). Sometimes it includes a script to install it so all users on your computer can use it.
Spearmint2 wrote:New install? Check the md5sum of the DVD you burned from the ISO file you downloaded. They get hit up sometimes. Just recently I downloaded Mint17 and the first one was corrupted, but later the same site I received a good one. A corrupted ISO can be burned to a disc and then can seem to install successfully and some programs work, then a glitch happens that seems a bug, but it was due to the download losing some bytes along the way.
You should have started a new thread for this. Maybe a mod will move it over in a bit into it's own thread, so look for it there if you don't find it here.
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