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Can't ./configure after I tar'ed Linux version from here:

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Edit your question with the output from ./configure. – Uri Herrera Feb 24 '13 at 1:59
up vote 5 down vote accepted

What exactly do you mean when you say that you can not run ./configure?

It does not run, or it produces an error message?

Anyway, there are better ways to install arduino in Ubuntu. Please see

If you still want to install (run) from the tgz file, please see the end of this answer. That part was added later on.

If you are impatient, press Ctrl-Alt-T. This will give you the command terminal.

Then type,

apt-cache search arduino

Press Enter.

After running the above, you will get a screen like this,

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and then run,

sudo apt-get install arduino*

This is supposed to give something like,

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Press Y and then Enter. Things should go all right from this point. It went fine for me.

Added Later On, "For Installation from the tgz File"

Download the tgz file from

Unpack the file

tar xvzf arduino-1.0.3-linux32.tgz

Move to the extracted directory

cd arduino-1.0.3

Run the shell script in that directory


It ran perfectly in my machine, Ubuntu 12.04

Arduino 1.03

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i need 1.0.3 version, not 1.0.1 – user83171 Feb 24 '13 at 12:52
@user83171 No problem, please see the end of my answer above. I have added a part later on. – Masroor Feb 24 '13 at 17:13
Why was this upvoted? He's asking how to install it, not run it. Just running it from your home directory doesn't work as a lot of third party tools, like ino, expect it to be installed to a standard location like /usr/local/bin or /usr/bin or /usr/share/arduino, etc. Just extracting the tarball and running the binary is not "installing" it. – Cerin Oct 26 '14 at 3:41
@cerin It was upvoted by others since they found something of merit in the answer. And if you had time to read the complete answer, you will find that it covered all the ways of installing arduino. It does not matter whether running from home directory works or does not work for other tools, it worked for the tool under consideration. Perhaps you would like to notice the accepted button as well. – Masroor Oct 26 '14 at 4:16
@Masroor, Sorry, I meant no offense, but the Op is clearly new, and accepted this answer because it was the only one. The correct solution is to copy or symlink the files to the appropriate directories. – Cerin Oct 26 '14 at 14:28

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