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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!

  • which version of Ubuntu you are using ?? – rɑːdʒɑ Aug 13 '13 at 14:55
  • I use ubuntu 13.04 – Eden Harder Aug 13 '13 at 15:01
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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Other answers should be considered obsolete, Sebastiaan Mathot's packages being no longer maintained.

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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.

  • 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. – rɑːdʒɑ 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
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    Working with 14.04 for me :) – nealmcb Mar 1 '15 at 0:44
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    tried on 16.04 and works – Jindra Helcl Aug 15 '16 at 11:51
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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 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

  • Thanks! I make it a startup application and this will be ok. – Eden Harder Aug 14 '13 at 6:48
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I found a help here https://www.linuxhelp.com/how-to-install-zotero-in-ubuntu/

The steps in the terminal are

  1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:smathot/cogscinl

Type your password and press ENTER when asked.

  1. sudo apt-get update

  2. sudo apt-get install zotero-standalone

This will install Zotero

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    Same thing as described in askubuntu.com/a/332117/15003. – edwinksl Aug 3 '17 at 17:19
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    How is this answer different from @Boluc Papuccuoglu's? add-apt-repository is a symlink, this should have been a comment below the aforementioned answer at most. – Calimo Oct 23 '17 at 12:00

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