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I am trying to install a Rhythmbox Plugin (File Organizer on my VPS Ubuntu installation. On the desktop, I would be required to open the folder then double click Install.

On the server, I downloaded the plugin got to the directory but I have no way or 'double clicking' of running the installation file via the terminal.

I have attached an image of what I see. enter image description here

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Read the README

less ./README

type q to quit less when done.

I assume you will run the installer


You may need to change the permissions first

chmod a+x ./INSTALL
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./INSTALL: line 5: make: command not found – Oo Nwoye Jan 27 '12 at 22:44
You are going to have to identify and install any and all dependencies. You might want to start with apt-get isntall build-essential - that might fail on your VPS and if so, you will have to install them as needed. apt-get install make – bodhi.zazen Jan 27 '12 at 22:46

I'm the current maintainer of this plugin.

I just extract releases into the plugin directory, the required path path is:


To install from the commandline type:

make install


make install-gui

The install file is just a shortcut for install-gui. If it's not executable that's a bug I can look at for you.

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People are really helpful on this website. I found a "grass roots" answer for "blunderers" and avid "new-to-Linux" dabblers, like myself. Here is a helpful URL if you need 'absolute beginner' help on command line protocol for this type of file.

How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file?.

I sorted it out without being a further nuisance and maybe URL will help others like myself who prize Linux Ubuntu. Rhythmbox Music Player is a fine app.

By the way, the Rhythmbox File Organizer is a rather nifty plugin.

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