How to install "" files

Hakan Koseoglu hakan at
Wed Jun 9 12:56:30 UTC 2010


On 9 June 2010 13:40, Thomas Blasejewicz <thomas at> wrote:
> Please enlighten me as to how - if possible - SIMPLY install compressed
> files.
There are no simple way of installing unpackaged software. You must
follow the supplied instructions.

> So, I downloaded the newest version of the software as a compressed
> file, called:
> OmegaT_2.0.5_02_Linux.tar.bz2.
If you manually want to extract the file, use tar -jxf
filename.tar.bz2 when it is compressed by bzip and use tar -zxf
filename.tar.gz when it is compressed by Gzip.

> Otherwise the file just sits there and does nothing. Neither can the
> application be launched.
> The readme file says:
> * Others: To install OmegaT, simply create a suitable folder for OmegaT
> (e.g., /usr/local/lib on Linux). Copy the OmegaT zip or tar.gz archive
> to this folder and unpack it there."
/usr/local/lib is not writable by a regular user. Use sudo command.

> "3.3 Launching OmegaT
> * By double-clicking on the file OmegaT.jar. This will work only if the
> .jar file type is associated with Java on your system.
> * From the command line. The command to launch OmegaT is:
> cd <folder where the file OmegaT.jar is located>
> <name and path of the Java executable file> -jar OmegaT.jar"
> Neither of these seem to work.
> Is it absolutely necessary to have these files in /usr/local/lib on Linux?
I have no idea what the software is but can you elaborate when you say
this does not work?
Do you have Java runtime installed? Check if you have J
hakan at hakan-laptop:13:53:35:~$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_20"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_20-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 16.3-b01, mixed mode)

If you don't have any you will be presented by packages which can supply it.

Finally if you have Java installed, if it is too old (i.e., a major
version difference), the classes you have in the jar file might not be

> And ALL require of lots of commands.
A trackball and Microsoft's natural keyboards (the only Microsoft
product I willingly use) really help with the RSI caused by typing
lots of commands.

Hakan (m1fcj) -

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