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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 http://sourceforge.net/projects/qftp/ . 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

RUNNING:
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
    Exec=/opt/virgoftp/virgoftp
    Icon=/opt/virgoftp/image/virgoftp32.png
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=System;Settings;GNOME;GTK;
    StartupNotify=true
    
  • 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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