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need help launching a newly installed app

Post by ginahoy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:16 am

I just installed uGet using commands provided on the developer's site using the "recommended method" (from uGet PPA). However the program doesn't appear the Whiskers menu so I have no idea how to launch it. Hopefully someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong. Here's the terminal log for the installation:

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david@linux-desktop ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable
[sudo] password for david: 
You are about to add the following PPA:
 This PPA is for the stable version of uGet.

This project was created in 2003-01-23.
SourceForge.net project page : http://sourceforge.net/projects/urlget/
Homepage : http://urlget.sourceforge.net/

uGet (formerly called urlgfe) is a download manager. It allows you to classify download, and allows you to import download from HTML files. Every category has an independent configuration that can be inherited by each download in that category.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~plushuang-tw/+archive/ubuntu/uget-stable
Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel

Executing: /tmp/tmp.VoaeWLKG4k/gpg.1.sh --keyserver
hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80
--recv-keys
EBE14A20
gpg: requesting key EBE14A20 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key EBE14A20: public key "Launchpad PPA for plushuang.tw" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)


david@linux-desktop ~ $ sudo apt update
Ign:1 http://mirror.os6.org/linuxmint.com/packages sonya InRelease             
Hit:2 http://mirror.os6.org/linuxmint.com/packages sonya Release               
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonathonf/ffmpeg-3/ubuntu xenial InRelease      
Hit:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease              
Hit:6 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                     
Hit:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                        
Hit:8 https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb ./public InRelease                    
Hit:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease                
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonathonf/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
Get:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/plushuang-tw/uget-stable/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]
Hit:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu xenial InRelease       
Get:14 http://ppa.launchpad.net/plushuang-tw/uget-stable/ubuntu xenial/main Sources [636 B]
Get:15 http://ppa.launchpad.net/plushuang-tw/uget-stable/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [596 B]
Get:16 http://ppa.launchpad.net/plushuang-tw/uget-stable/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [600 B]
Get:17 http://ppa.launchpad.net/plushuang-tw/uget-stable/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [168 B]
Fetched 19.5 kB in 5s (3,692 B/s)                   
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
20 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.

david@linux-desktop ~ $ sudo apt install uget
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Also, could someone explain what the command 'apt update' does and whether I should take action to the response "20 packages can be upgraded"?
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Re: need help launching a newly installed app

Post by ricardogroetaers » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:31 am

You have installed several ppa.
I do not install ppa.
I go in the ppa and down the installation ".deb" file.
advantage -> does not make a mess of repositories (a ppa can change address)
disadvantage -> does not have automatic update. You should always visit ppa to see if you have new versions of the program.

You should not do things through the command line without having a clue what you're doing.
The Mint graphic interface is to be used and not stored in the display cabinet as a decorative object.

I'm not sure if the program was actually installed. The complete output of the "apt install uget" command is not shown.

Can the program launchers (if it was actually installed) be hidden in the Whisker Menu.
Open the Whisker menu with the Menu Editor and check.
If they are hidden underneath the menu, move them up with the arrow keys.

Suggestion:
You could have downloaded the corresponding ".deb" packages from ppa and installed it by the package installer. Look how simple it is.

All versions:
https://launchpad.net/~plushuang-tw/+ar ... /+packages

For Mint 18.x -> Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)
32 bits:
https://launchpad.net/~plushuang-tw/+ar ... l_i386.deb
64-bit:
https://launchpad.net/~plushuang-tw/+ar ... _amd64.deb

For Mint 19.x -> Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic)
32 bits:
https://launchpad.net/~plushuang-tw/+ar ... c_i386.deb
64-bit:
https://launchpad.net/~plushuang-tw/+ar ... _amd64.deb

Note: at the time this text was written, the ppa apparently had a problem. Could not download ".deb" files.
Last edited by ricardogroetaers on Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:47 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: need help launching a newly installed app

Post by ricardogroetaers » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:43 am

Note:
apt update -> updates the list (only the list) of new updateable packages.
apt upgrade -> downloads the updated packages and installs them.

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