jDownloader does not install correctly

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simplex
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jDownloader does not install correctly

Postby simplex » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:25 am

Hello,

I've tried to install jDownloader from

http://jdownloader.org/download/index

(the multi-OS-zip).

Well, I installed it under /opt, but when I started it, the GUI never came up. So I threw away everything.

What's left now are three unnecessary entries under Menu->Internet->jDownloader

How can I get rid of them, and what's the proper way to install jDownloader?

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Re: jDownloader does not install correctly

Postby zerozero » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:07 am

this is kinda old (but i tried recently again and worked spot-on) >> http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=190&t=99815&hilit=+jDownloader#p568990
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Re: jDownloader does not install correctly

Postby simplex » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:03 pm

He he zerozero, I followed your advice with the .sh script. Now I have 6 menu entries "jDownloader" that all do not start up the program. :lol:

Doing an explicit java -jar JDownoader.jar lets the program end up with the ouput

Code: Select all

10 08.04.13 19:00:27 - FINER [jd.JDClassLoader(<init>)] -> Look and Feel JAR loaded: /opt/jdownload/libs/laf/syntheticaSilverMoon.jar


If I only could get rid of these menu entries and have a clean LMDE again...

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Re: jDownloader does not install correctly

Postby mockturtl » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:23 pm

viewtopic.php?f=199&t=130706#p707232

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JDownloader

Since mid-2012, there have been multiple complaints that JDownloader's installer installs adware without the user's consent.

^ "JD Community – ADWARE/Adware.Gen bundled with install" (in English). 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
^ "JD Community – Goodbye JDownloader" (in English). 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
^ "JD Community – Jdownloader installer contains Adware" (in English). 2012-12-23. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
Sounds like the next best thing to Microsoft Windows.
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