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I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with session fallback desktop and really very much confused about how to install a software on Ubuntu. Please clarify few issue. I want to install virgoFTP . I download it from . it is .zip file . I extract it on /Download folder as it is.. but there no clear information how to use this? here is Running section from readme.txt file of virgoftp folder

1. Extract this .zip file.
2. Change to the 'virgoftp' directory where the files were extracted.
3. Change the script be executable using "chmod u+x virgoftp"
3. Start virgoftp by running the script named 'virgoftp' using "./virgoftp"

So please tell me

  • In which folder I have to paste its respective folders . in /user/lib or /opt or /var/lib/.

  • How to make an desktop shortcut for Virgo FTP?

  • How to run VirgoFTP?

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  • The location directory depends on personal preference. I'd use /opt, but any of those you mentioned, or the home folder would do.

  • Assuming it's in /opt, create a text file with the following content

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Virgo FTP
    Comment=Virgo FTP
  • Again, assuming it's been put in /opt, open a terminal window and run

    bash /opt/virgoftp/virgoftp
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where I have to save this text file and with which name? – diEcho Feb 27 '13 at 4:34
I write it and save as virgo.txt on desktop and run bash... command you provided. it gives java: command not found error – diEcho Feb 27 '13 at 4:42
Save it in the home folder, and a good name is probably virgoftp, but it's up to you. The default location for these launchers is /usr/share/applications, so, if you want it available globally (for all users), move it there. – mikewhatever Feb 27 '13 at 4:42
Looks like it needs java, so search for it in the software center and install. – mikewhatever Feb 27 '13 at 4:45
My Location directory is /usr/lib and I write above content replacing /opt with /usr/lib in a file name virgoftp on /usr/share – diEcho Feb 27 '13 at 4:46

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