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Trying to install Jdownloader like on this page

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jdownloader-installer

After commands above I get following screen

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Seems well done, but when I search for jdownloader with unity, there is no icon in search results. I removed completely this package with the help of synaptic soft manager several times, and reinstalled. Result is same

What I'm missing?

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marked as duplicate by Rinzwind, hhlp, con-f-use, Chris Wilson, Thomas Ward Mar 24 '13 at 15:51

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@Rinzwind java installed. How to call jd from commandline? – heron Mar 24 '13 at 8:05
@Rinzwind I don't need any addon, I ned jd itself – heron Mar 24 '13 at 8:07
@Rinzwind When I try commandline method to open jd like sudo jdownloader it says there is no such command – heron Mar 24 '13 at 8:11
I have the same problem. JDownloader updated today and now I cannot start it anymore. The file /usr/bin/jdownloader is also missing – TIIUNDER Mar 24 '13 at 13:58
It is fixed now – Sentry Mar 26 '13 at 1:29
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As I can see from the current buildlog of the PPA, the script file /usr/bin/jdownloader is not included.

You should notify the maintainer about it: Benjamin Drung

You can also download JDownloader from here: and choose Other.

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There is a problem with the PPA version. Important files are missing.

You can also download it here and choose the under Linux "Download Installer".

After that you have to start the installer:

cd /path/to/downloaded/installer
chmod +x

This will open an installation wizard.

If it asks you for your folder where to install it, choose the folder /home/<username>/.jdownloader (make a backup before installation). This will take your existing downloads and configuration settings.

After that you are able to start and use JDownloader again.

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