I'm trying to install FDR on Ubuntu. whenever I want to install FDR4 in /usr/local with this:

mv ~/Downloads/fdr4 /usr/local/fdr4

but error occurs with message

mv: mising destination file operand
  • i have downloaded the software and trying to install FDR according to the instructions, but i m unable to pick the installation location and copy the files to the locations. i m using mv for this and getting error. – Sehrish Khan Mar 27 at 15:46
  • yup i m using sudo in the system, also the whole directory location cant be placed in single line, so i use multiple lines but didnt use enter key. – Sehrish Khan Mar 28 at 0:49

Downloading gz files and extracting and moving them is not the best way to install a software in Ubuntu. You should use sudo apt-get or more recent sudo apt commands to install software from the command line whenever possible.

The instructions below are from https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/projects/fdr/manual/gui/getting_started.html

If your distribution uses apt-get (e.g. Debian or Ubuntu), then the following commands can be used to install FDR:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/projects/fdr/downloads/debian/ fdr release\n" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/fdr.list'
wget -qO - http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/projects/fdr/downloads/linux_deploy.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fdr
  • my system does not use apt-get or yum, – Sehrish Khan Mar 27 at 15:53

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