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I download the tar.bz file from the home page of zotero, extract it and run the file 'run-zotero.sh', but it open zotero rather than install it. How to install it? Any help or suggestion will be appreciated!

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which version of Ubuntu you are using ?? –  AgentCool Aug 13 '13 at 14:55
    
I use ubuntu 13.04 –  Eden Harder Aug 13 '13 at 15:01

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This project is designed to automate installation. It worked for me with 13.04. To install it, run the following in your terminal:

wget https://raw.github.com/smathot/zotero_installer/master/zotero_installer.sh -O /tmp/zotero_installer.sh
chmod +x /tmp/zotero_installer.sh
/tmp/zotero_installer.sh

and answer the questions. If you want it to be installed globally, you will need sudo on the last command:

sudo /tmp/zotero_installer.sh
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I suggest you add a ppa so that the program gets updated regularly:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:smathot/cogscinl 

Say yes/press enter to accept any requests.

sudo apt-get update

wait for it to complete, then:

sudo apt-get install zotero-standalone

This will install the program.

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I try this code, but 'E: Unable to locate package zotero-standalone '. –  Eden Harder Aug 13 '13 at 15:01
    
Actually this PPA is only for upto 12.10 but OP using 13.04 .sp it doesnt work for him. –  AgentCool Aug 13 '13 at 15:12
    
Well I was able to install it from 13.04 using the commands I gave. Eden, did you run the second command after running the first? –  Boluc Papuccuoglu Aug 13 '13 at 16:22
    
Yeah, I run all the command in order. –  Eden Harder Aug 14 '13 at 2:14
    
@rajagenupula Maybe you are right. I try other software only upto 12.10 with the same question. –  Eden Harder Aug 14 '13 at 6:45

I have searched and came to know that , there only standalone Zotero PPA not yet made for Ubuntu 13.04 . you can run it as you've done with the script upto PPA made.

but Ubuntu have a good Documentation for Zotero that can help you to get more information on usage of it.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Zotero

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Thanks! I make it a startup application and this will be ok. –  Eden Harder Aug 14 '13 at 6:48

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