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the following errors are occuring while installing modelsim6.5f in ubuntu11.10

sudo apt-get install install.linux

Which results in

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package install.linux
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'install.linux'
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if you could give us the file contents then we can help us .Actually i think you have downloaded the source package . so tell us what are the contents of that file and one more thing is look for README or INSTALL file in that , those gonna have installation instructions . –  AgentCool Mar 29 '12 at 18:05

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Assuming you've downloaded it legally, then install.linux is probably a script you have to run which self-extracts and runs an installer. It doesn't look like they provide a debian package which you would install with dpkg, and modelsim not being free/open source software, is not available in the Ubuntu archives, so apt-get install won't work to install it. You probably need to do the following:

chmod +x install.linux
sudo ./install.linux
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