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How to install this software <SOLVED>

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:52 pm
by TheDesigner
Hello L.M.F Members

Lately i downloaded Instagram Desktop, and i didn't knew how to install it, it doesn't have install file, hope you guys can help me to install it using linux's terminal.

This is a picture of the content, may help you.

Thank you for advance guys.

Re: How to instal this software

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:19 pm
by Termy
Looks like you'll have to compile whatever that is, which I assume is from GitHub. I don't recommend it. Compiling is a messy, often either unnecessary or unwise method of installing programs. Have you looked for an alternative? There's usually compilation instructions where you got the files from. Check the GitHub page's README.md file or the one in that directory; that's sorta what it's there for, or at least it should be. :P If it says it doesn't support Ubuntu 16.04, 16.04.1, 16.04.2, or 16.04.3, then definitely leave it alone, for risk of making a right mess.

Software is best installed from whichever Software Manager you have (which in your case is probably Mint's own mintinstall, AKA: Software Manager) or using your package manager, which in this case is APT (apt-get, aptitude, apt, etc). Installing DEB files (.deb) found online, if the source is trusted, is also fine, although generally not the preferred method.

Re: How to instal this software

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:38 pm
by kc1di
TheDesigner wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:52 pm
Hello L.M.F Members

Lately i downloaded Instagram Desktop, and i didn't knew how to install it, it doesn't have install file, hope you guys can help me to install it using linux's terminal.

This is a picture of the content, may help you.

Thank you for advance guys.
no need to build that app.. Go here: https://github.com/terkelg/ramme/releases Scroll down the list and download the .deb file. There are two of them
one for 64 bit x86_64 and one for 32 bit I386 down load the appropiate one for your machine. Then simply right click on the downloaded file and select install with gdebi.

or there is also an appimage which will run without being installed. by the way instagrame is called ramme on linux. but works pretty much the same.

Good Luck.

Re: How to install this software

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:53 pm
by TheDesigner
thank you mate, i already downloading that software but i don't think messages are available there, messages are all what I'm looking for. here is a screen-shot of the READ-ME file

Re: How to install this software

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:55 pm
by TheDesigner
README File

Re: How to install this software

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:36 pm
by kc1di
I used the .deb package and it install fine. can message same as instagram. good luck.

Re: How to install this software

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:15 am
by TheDesigner
Thank you very much kc1id and termy for your help, i managed to find this site: http://igdm.me/ from where i downloaded IGdm-2.3.1-x86_64.AppImage and it works normal.
Note:
Desktop IG:dm is only for messgaes but Ramme is for browsing and posting in instagram

Re: How to install this software <SOLVED>

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:01 pm
by phd21
HI TheDesigner,

+1 for Desktop Instagram App Ramme Updated, Now Supports Uploading - OMG! Ubuntu!

- There are multiple installation options, like an AppImage or easy to install deb files (save and double-click)
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/05/ram ... ad-support

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