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The file downloaded under the name "linuxLAFFpkg.tar.bz2". The instructions on the site said open it with an unzip app, which I did. It gave me a folder called "LAFF", which contains several folders, several files whose icons are purple diamonds, two text files starting with "lib", one text file called "qt.conf", and a text file called "run.sh".

Prior posts suggest looking for a file called "INSTALL" (none here).

  • I tried xdg-open on run.sh and it just opened the file in gedit.
  • I tried to run the run.sh in the terminal and it gave me an error message. Also the post said the classical steps in installation are /.configure, make, and sudo make install or sudo checkinstall.

My terminal doesn't know what "configure" is.

I have plenty to learn about Ubuntu and I hope you can teach me the next few things.

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If an answer helped, mark it as accepted. –  Whaaaaaat Jan 27 at 6:33
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possible duplicate of How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? –  Lucio Aug 28 at 21:17
    
What was the exact errors? Are you following any instruction? –  Braiam Oct 20 at 11:44

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It is actually pretty simple. All you need to do is run:

./run.sh

or

sudo ./run.sh

The computer will tell you which one to use. Just run the first one and it will give you a message like "You need Root Permissions", then run the sudo one.

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