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installing seamonkey and other programmes

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:32 am
by olliebee
I'm new to linux I'm using mint 17 and don't understand how to install seamonkey I have extracted it into my home folder now what? thanks

Re: installing seamonkey and other programmes

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:50 am
by nerdtron
Is seamonkey not in the Software Center?
Installing software should come from the software center first.

Inside your extracted there should be a seamonkey binary in there. What are the files in the extracter folder? and where did you downloaded the file?

Re: installing seamonkey and other programmes

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:13 pm
by olliebee
no it's not in the software repository, I got it from sourceforge, I clicked on the seamonky.bin file and it installed thanks. Is that the thing to with all programmes that aren't in the software repository?

Re: installing seamonkey and other programmes

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:17 pm
by nerdtron
Not all. But at least it ran without some dependency problems.

Anyway a better way to install software not from the Repository is to install a PPA.
It's like activating a repository from a third party provider. Installing software like this will be acknowledge by the system and appropriate shortcuts and icons will be placed on the menu.

See here for the installation of seamonkey through PPA.
http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-seamon ... ry-os-0-2/

Re: installing seamonkey and other programmes

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:38 pm
by jazz.h
nerdtron wrote:See here for the installation of seamonkey through PPA.
http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-seamon ... ry-os-0-2/
Great finding, thx!

Re: installing seamonkey and other programmes

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:34 pm
by olliebee
yeah i found this page but i'm not really sure what it's telling me, i'm i to input these cmds into terminal? I'm not sure how to use repositories, also i have seamonkey now in my home folder so it's only opening when I click the bin file, should i re extract it into a different folder and delete the one in home? Thanks for you patience :)

Re: installing seamonkey and other programmes

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:18 pm
by olliebee
ok my bad, was trying to add all cmds at once, doh, done know, thanks