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Can't ./configure after I tar'ed Linux version from here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

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

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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 http://playground.arduino.cc//Linux/Ubuntu.

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 http://arduino.googlecode.com/files/arduino-1.0.3-linux32.tgz

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

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