install from tarbal file

Nils Kassube kassube at
Mon Dec 1 07:16:02 UTC 2014

Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> (2014/12/01 5:21), Colin Law wrote:
> > On 30 November 2014 at 17:50, Thomas Blasejewicz 
<thomas at> wrote:
> >> OK. -> I installed each of the "requirements", except for the GTK+,
> >> where synaptic gives a million files and I have no idea which one
> >> to choose. Next I did all that command stuff.
> >> Yet, I still have only a bunch of folders and files.
> >> Nothing to "run".
> >> 
> >> WHAT do I have to do to make this thing work?
> > 
> > I don't know, but try typing
> > fantasdic
> > in a terminal.
> I tried that first.
> It did give me either nothing at all, or one item "run fantasdic" ->
> whichi did do nothing at all.

Maybe you should install the required GTK+ stuff which you left away. 
Sorry, I can't tell you exactly which package that would be, but my 
guess is "libgtk2.0-0" and / or "libgtk2.0-bin" including their 

> >> (why does everything under linux have to be such an incredibly
> >> complicated and incomprehensible task?)
> > 
> > I think Ubuntu is much more comprehensible than windows.
> Maybe it is more comprehensible for people with a degree in computer
> science.
> Which then means, I am not qualified to use Linux.

Hmm, I don't have a degree in computer science either, but I still 
prefer Linux. But of course you do have a point. If you want to run 
arbitrary software it is often difficult to make it work, if it ios not 
available from the distribution repository. I think the reason is that 
the developers of many applications just distrubute the source code and 
let the distributions handle compiling etc. - which is difficult if 
you're not familiar with the procedure.


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