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I wanted to install Flarget. I visted the website and dowloaded the the file

flareGet_1.0-1(beta)_deb_rpm.tar.gz

and saved it in the location

/home/suhailcholassery/Download/flareGet_1.0-1(beta)_deb_rpm.tar.gz

How do I go about installing it? I tried typing the following command in terminal as per the readme's instruction enclosed in file.

yum install flareGet-1.0-1.i386.rpm

but the reply was the following:

You need to be root to perform this command

And I don't know how that is to be done. Isn't there any simpler way for installing this package?

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flareGet is available in Ubuntu Software Center, search for the package and click install! –  adnan kamili Nov 13 '12 at 12:29
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Tutorial: Step by Step

  1. Go to http://www.flareget.com/download/ and download the newest version of the program.

  2. After download finished you will have a .tar.gz file, but note that this is not the source code.

  3. Extract it with a right click and choosing "Extract Here", after that you'll see a two folders: one called "debs" and another called "RPMS", open the "debs" folder. Or if you'd like to use the Terminal to do that you can run the following command:

    $ tar xzvf flareget_[version]_deb_rpm.tar.gz

  4. If your system is 32 bits install the package flareGet_[version]i386.deb, else if it's 64 bits install the package flareget[version]_amd64.deb.

  5. In both cases to install it you can use GDebi Package Installer, by right clicking on the package and choosing "GDebi Package Installer" or from the Terminal with the following command:

Go to the folder "debs".

32 bits:

$ sudo dpkg -i flareget_[version]_i386.deb

64 bits:

$ sudo dpkg -i flareget_[version]_amd64.deb
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If you are using Ubuntu, then simply double click the deb package (i386 for 32-bit or amd64 for 64-bit) and it will install automatically using Ubuntu Software Center.

Make sure you are connected to internet, in case dependencies are not satisfied, it will automatically download them for internet.

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