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!
As of 2019, the preferred way of installing Zotero is by using Emiliano Heyns' packages.
Run the following instructions on your terminal:
wget -qO- https://github.com/retorquere/zotero-deb/releases/download/apt-get/install.sh | sudo bash sudo apt update sudo apt install zotero
For additional information about the provided packages, see the README file.
Other answers should be considered obsolete, Sebastiaan Mathot's packages being no longer maintained.
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:
I have installed Zotero on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS recently.
This is how I have done:
- First I downloaded the tarball from the Zotero Download page, extract its contents to a folder named
- Then I ran the following commands in the terminal:
sudo mv -v Zotero_linux-x86_64 /opt/zotero/ ln -s /opt/zotero/zotero.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/zotero.desktop sudo /opt/zotero/set_launcher_icon
That's it. The installation's completed.
It's 2022 and Zotero is available as a snap in Ubuntu. A version of Zotero can be installed without having to add additional repositories (although you may get a more recent version if you do use some of the techniques from other answers).
snap install zotero-snap
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.
I found a help here https://www.linuxhelp.com/how-to-install-zotero-in-ubuntu/
The steps in the terminal are
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:smathot/cogscinl
Type your password and press ENTER when asked.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zotero-standalone
This will install Zotero
The zotero installation page has decent instructions but they should have supplied the commands. Below are the commands I used (assuming the downloads folder is where your downloaded tar ball ended up):
cd /opt/ sudo mkdir zotero cd ~/Downloads/ sudo tar -xf Zotero-6.0.9_linux-x86_64.tar.bz2 -C /opt/zotero/ cd /opt/zotero/Zotero_linux-x86_64/ sudo ./set_launcher_icon ln -s /opt/zotero/Zotero_linux-x86_64/zotero.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/zotero.desktop
A quick script could be made from these simple commands if desired.